Miami Dolphins LB Koa Misi restructures contract

By The Sports Xchange
Miami Dolphins' Koa Misi (55). UPI/Susan Knowles
Miami Dolphins' Koa Misi (55). UPI/Susan Knowles | License Photo

The Miami Dolphins restructured linebacker Koa Misi's contract for the 2017 season, allowing him to stay with the team, according to multiple reports Wednesday.

Misi was scheduled to earn $4.1 million this season with a salary-cap hit of $4.8 million.


The 30-year-old Misi was limited to three games last season due to a neck injury. The seven-year pro missed 21 games the last three seasons.

The 6-foot-3, 256-pound Misi had 22 tackles last season and 78 in 2015 while playing 13 games, all starts. For his career, he owns 360 tackles, 12 sacks and two forced fumbles.

General manager Chris Grier was concerned about Misi's neck injury when he talked to reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine last month.

"Koa right now is coming off significant neck surgery so we've just got to see where it is," Grier said. "But right now he's in our plans. We'll see. He's got a checkup again in May so it'll be probably the first time we'll really know where he'll stand in terms of his football career going forward."

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