McCain, 28, was released by the Texans on this date exactly one year ago after ranking dead last among 110 qualified cornerbacks, according to Pro Football Focus’ grades in 2013 (subscription required). McCain went on to join up with the Steelers and after an improved season, he found himself garnering interest from teams, including the Vikings. Unfortunately for Minnesota, he canceled his visit with the team at the last minute as he was taking a physical with a mystery team. That mystery team, we can now surmise, was Miami.
McCain appeared in 14 games for the Steelers last season, including nine starts. In total, he racked up 31 tackles and a career-high three interceptions. McCain didn’t grade out as a superstar in 2014, according to PFF, but he did improve, coming in as the 65th best cornerback out of 108 qualified players. His grade was below average, but at -2.8, it wasn’t atrocious.