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Tyreek Hill’s Dolphins arrival has $90-million Xavien Howard excited

Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard signed a lucrative extension last week and hopes facing Tyreek Hill will improve his game.

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Xavien Howard leads the NFL in interceptions since 2017 and believes the addition of Tyreek Hill by the Miami Dolphins will allow him to make further strides after the cornerback signed a five-year extension.

Howard last week signed a $90million extension with the Dolphins, reflecting his status as one of the NFL’s top corners. He has amassed 27 interceptions over the past five seasons and is in no doubt that the Dolphins expect him to add to that tally under new head coach Mike McDaniel after coming to terms on a lucrative deal.

“To get the ball. That’s what I’ve been doing since I’ve been here. I wouldn’t say nothing different,” Howard replied when asked at a media conference what the Dolphins want from him.

“Continue being a leader in the locker room, help the younger guys out, help the new guys that come into the Miami Dolphins and just continue attacking the ball and making turnovers.”

One such new guy is three-time All-Pro wide receiver Hill, who arrived in a blockbuster trade with the Kansas City Chiefs last month.

And Howard anticipates practicing against Hill will help him and the six-time Pro Bowler improve their respective games.

“I think we’ll get each other better,” Howard added of Hill.

“I played against him in college and also in the league. I just want to focus on getting each other better. That’s really it.”

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