Reports: Dolphins make Xavien Howard NFL's highest-paid CB

The Miami Dolphins have reportedly made Xavien Howard the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL.

ESPN and NFL Network report that Howard has agreed to an extension worth $76.5 million with $46 million guaranteed over five years. According to ESPN, that’s the largest contract for a cornerback in the NFL.

Howard coming off first Pro Bowl nod

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The Dolphins selected Howard in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft out of Baylor. In 35 games over three seasons, Howard has tallied 11 interceptions and 31 passes defensed.

He earned a Pro Bowl nod last season after totaling seven interceptions and 12 passes defensed in 12 starts.

Howard is joined by second-year safety Minkah Fitzpatrick in anchoring a promising young secondary in South Florida.

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