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Koa Misi | Linebacker | #55

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/17/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 256
College: Utah
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (40) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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Dolphins SLB Koa Misi has agreed to restructure his contract.
He's likely taking a pay cut considering this is the final year of his contract and money can't be pushed into future years. Misi missed the final three-plus months of last season due to neck surgery. For now, Misi is plugged in as the starting SAM, but Miami has flirted with free agent Zach Brown. Mar 22 - 11:47 AM

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The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson reports "those close to" LB Koa Misi (neck) believe the Dolphins would like to keep him if he is medically cleared.

Misi is expected to be cleared from neck surgery around the beginning of May. Even if that happens, the Dolphins likely would want him to take a pay cut to stick around. Misi is scheduled to make $4.2 million in the final year of his deal.
Mar 14 - 12:10 PM

Dolphins SLB Koa Misi (neck) is expected to be medically cleared around May 1.

Misi missed all but three games last season before requiring neck surgery. At one point, his career was in doubt, but he's made an almost-full recovery. Misi carries a $4.2 million cap number for 2017 and could be released before gaining clearance. The Dolphins want to overhaul their linebacker group.
Mar 1 - 1:12 PM

Dolphins SLB Koa Misi is viewed as a candidate for release this offseason.

Misi is entering the final year of his contract, and the Dolphins can save $4.2 million against the cap by cutting him. It seems like a no-brainer mover for Mike Tannenbaum and Co. after Misi missed all but three games due to a serious neck injury that was initially viewed as career-threatening. Misi is now expected to resume his career, but Miami is expected to re-do its linebacker group.
Jan 23 - 12:26 PM

Dolphins placed SLB Koa Misi on injured reserve with a neck injury.

According to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero, Misi's injury may be career-threatening. He had been sidelined since Week 3. Misi received strong marks for both his pass rush and run defense last season. It's a tough blow to an already-weak defense. Neville Hewitt has started for Misi the past two games.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 06:13:00 PM

Dolphins SLB Koa Misi (neck) and WLB Jelani Jenkins (groin) are inactive for Week 4 vs. the Bengals.

The Dolphins' already thin run defense figures to offer even less resistance to Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard. Spencer Paysinger is filling in for Misi, Donald Butler for Jenkins.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 07:22:00 PM

Dolphins LB Koa Misi was "detained" following a weekend nightclub brawl in Fort Lauderdale, but not arrested.

Misi allegedly struck someone in the head before struggling to be subdued by police. He was released without being arrested after the alleged victim declined to press charges. It's a silly, regrettable incident, but it doesn't sound like much in the way of legal problems is going to come from it.
Thu, May 26, 2016 02:45:00 PM

Dolphins VP of football operations Mike Tannenbaum said Koa Misi could be moved to middle linebacker.

Misi is currently penciled on the strong side. He would move inside if Miami adds an outside linebacker. Misi played the MIKE role in 2014, but isn’t more than a short-term option.
Sat, Mar 5, 2016 07:25:00 PM

Dolphins restructured SLB Koa Misi's contract.

Misi was due a $4.4 million cap hit. His restructure should free up money to sign transition-tagged RE Olivier Vernon. Misi had 77 tackles last year and will return on the strong side.
Thu, Mar 3, 2016 01:05:00 PM

Dolphins SLB Koa Misi is a potential salary cap casualty.

The Dolphins can save $3.72 million in cap space by releasing Misi in March, or $4.3 million if they designate him a post-June 1 cut. Misi is a strong run defender with some sneaky pass-rush ability, but he's a liability in pass coverage and has missed eight games the past two seasons. Misi simply isn't worth his scheduled $4.375 million in salary and bonuses.
Sun, Jan 31, 2016 04:53:00 PM

Dolphins placed SLB Koa Misi on injured reserve with a back injury, ending his season.

Misi was having a decent season after shifting over from the middle. One month shy of his 29th birthday, the injury-prone Misi is due $4.275 million next season. He could have to renegotiate or take a pay cut.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 03:01:00 PM

Dolphins SLB Koa Misi (abdomen) is active for Week 11 against the Cowboys.

WLB Jelani Jenkins (ankle) is inactive, however. Even with Darren McFadden battling a groin injury, the Dolphins are going to have major issues slowing him down. Also inactive for the Dolphins are RT Ja'Wuan James, CB Tony Lippett, TE Jake Stoneburner, WR Matt Hazel, OT Ulrick John and LB Spencer Paysinger.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 11:34:00 AM

Koa Misi will be the Dolphins' starting strong-side linebacker this season.

The Fins wanted high-end athlete Chris McCain to earn the gig, but he couldn't cut it. Misi is moving from middle linebacker, where two-down thumper Kelvin Sheppard has taken over. We suspect the Dolphins' two nickel backers will be Misi and WLB Jelani Jenkins, though they could also just use one linebacker in the majority of subpackages and insert an extra defensive back.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 06:40:00 PM

Koa Misi said he has improved as a middle linebacker this offseason.

Misi played in the middle for the first time in his career last season after spending four years on the outside. Despite missing five games due to injury, Misi recorded 66 tackles and showed well in coverage. With Ndamukong Suh taking up blockers in front of him, Misi could take a step forward this year.
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 12:36:00 PM

Dolphins MLB Koa Misi believes he'll have more room to operate playing behind Ndamukong Suh.

"[Suh] takes up another guy, so basically it allows us to move around a little bit better," Misi described. Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said Misi looks "more comfortable" this offseason after battling hamstring issues throughout 2014. He finished last season as PFF's 12th overall inside linebacker.
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 08:43:00 PM