Once a lofty signature of a free agent became a surprising sacrifice for dolphins.
Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network said Tuesday that Miami has informed linebacker Kyle Van Noi that he will be released in one season.
“I am surprised and disappointed by their decision. As captain, I gave everything to the team,” Van Noi said in a statement received from Garafolo. “I’m struggling with a painful injury this season, including spending a night in the hospital after a game. I was brought there to be a leader and I know my teammates looked after me and respected me. I look forward to influencing my next team, the and off the field. “
Van Noi, 29, signed a four-year, $ 51
Formerly elected by the second round of BYU, Van Noi began his career with the Lions before joining the Patriots through trade in October 2016. While in New England, Van Noi made an impressive three-and-a-half-year period leading him to sees it as a first-class free agent entering the final off-season.
Playing under Brian Flores, his former New England position coach, Van Noi recorded 69 battles, six sacks and six assists defended in 14 games played (13 starts) in 2020. Three sacks, eight bars showing against the Bengalis in Week 13 won the AFC Veteran Player of the Week awards.
Although it didn’t work out in Miami, Van Noi, a respected man in the locker room, will likely have many suitors hoping to add the two-time Super Bowl champion at a lower price. As for the Dolphins, the regrouping with a younger, cheaper LB corps, led by Jerome Baker, Shack Lawson and Andrew Van Ginkel, will be the new focus ahead.