NFL free agency 2013: Arizona Cardinals sign S Jonathon Amaya

The Cardinals continue to fill needs on their roster.

Most of the important names in free agency have already found their new homes or returned to their previous team with a new deal. The signings that take place now are without fanfare and are devoid of big money. The Arizona Cardinals made such a signing, as they landed safety and special teams player Jonathon Amaya on a one-year contract.

Amaya came in to the league undrafted with the Miami Dolphins. He played 2010 with the Dolphins, 2011 with the New Orleans Saints (being sent there in the trade for Reggie Bush) and returned to Miami in 2012.

He is a special teams standout, having seven tackles in that capacity. He had nine such tackles in 2011 and 15 as a rookie in 2010. On defense, with limited playing time, he has logged 37 tackles a a fumble recovery.

He will likely play the same role for Arizona, filling in on defense as a reserve defensive back and on special teams.

Amaya worked with Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles his rookie season. Bowles was his defensive backs coach that season.

Amaya has a little bit of a checkered past. He was arrested in November 2012 for allegedly trying to choke a taxi driver in Miami.

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