Miami Dolphins Sign OLB Ikaika Alama-Francisc to Contract Extension

August 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In what appears to be anticipation of a significant role on defense in 2010, the Miami Dolphins have signed outside linebacker Ikaika Alama-Francis to a one-year contract extension through 2011.

Previously slated for restricted free agency as a four-year veteran following the 2010 season, Alama-Francis will now receive a base salary of $640,000 in 2011 in addition to his $545,000 compensation this season.

Originally drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round out of Hawaii in 2007, Alama-Francis appeared in 19 games as a backup defensive lineman for the Lions during his first two pro seasons.

After being waived by the Lions during final cuts in 2009, Alama-Francis was picked up by the Dolphins in late November when nose tackle Jason Ferguson was placed on injured reserve and linebacker Matt Roth was waived. Alama-Francis did not appear in a game last season.

Although he was projected as a defensive end in the Dolphins' 3-4 scheme at 6-foot-5 ...

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