Kyle Van Noy
LB - NE
Linebacker Kyle Van Noy and the New England Patriots agreed to terms on a contract on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. Per Mike Garafolo, it's a two-year deal worth up to $13.2 million.
Van Noy started 13 games for the Dolphins last season after spending the previous three seasons with the Patriots. He was released by the Dolphins last week and now returns to the Patriots on the first day of free agency.
Field Yates of ESPN reports that Kyle Van Noy has not been released yet because they are trying to trade him.
It was reported just a few days ago that Van Noy was released but now reports are saying that Dolphins are trying to trade him. Van Noy is set to make $12.5M this season. It's unclear if they are able to trade him.
Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports that the Miami Dolphins are releasing LB Kyle Van Noy, one year into his four-year, $51 million dollar contract.
After a disappointing first year in Miami, in which Van Noy recorded only 69 tackles and six sacks, the team informed the veteran linebacker that he will be released. The move comes at a bit of a shock as the veteran was coming into the second year of a four-year, $51 million dollar contract. His release will save the Dolphins $10 million dollars in cap space.
Dolphins' LB Kyle Van Noy has been activated off the league's reserve/COVID-19 list and will be available to play Week 10 against the Chargers, per source.
Van Noy is an integral piece in the Dolphins' defense, as the seventh-year linebacker has totaled 33 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and four pass deflections for Miami in 2020. Traded from New England in the offseason, Van Noy will look to disrupt rookie sensation QB Justin Herbert and the L.A. Chargers in Week 10.
Dolphins LB Kyle Van Noy and DL Christian Wilkins won't play in Week 10 against the Chargers as they're on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Both should be considered significant losses for a Miami defense that has started to play like one of the best in football. Their absence will be a slight upgrade for all Chargers skill players.