Kyle Van Noy
LB - FA
Week 3 Outlook
Free-agent Kyle Van Noy is visiting the Baltimore Ravens according to Jeremy Fowler.
Van Noy would be a solid veteran addition to a Baltimore defensive front that could another pass-rushing option in their battle to contend in the AFC North division. The veteran has finished with at least five sacks in each of the last four seasons and will likely find a home prior to the start of the upcoming regular season.
The San Diego Chargers and LB Kyle Van Noy have agreed to a contract, including a $750,000 signing bonus and a $1.5 million base salary.
The 31-year-old is entering his tenth year in the league, previously playing for Detroit, New England, and Miami. Van Noy has tallied three interceptions with one run back for a TD, nine forced fumbles, 26 pass deflections, 28.5 sacks, and 424 tackles.
The Chargers are meeting with LB Kyle Van Noy today, and sources say that if all goes well, he will most likely sign with them.
The 31-year-old outside linebacker has played nine years in the NFL for New England, Detroit, and Miami. In that time, he has collected three interceptions, 10 pass deflections, two forced fumbles, and 28.5 sacks.
Per Field Yates, the Patriots are releasing their starting outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy. Moving on from Van Noy will create just under $5 Million in cap space.
The Patriots will now turn to young linebacker Ja'Whaun Bently to be the future of their linebacker core. Van Noy will most likely sign with a contender as he was still productive last season at the age of 30. The veteran linebacker recorded 66 total tackles, one interception, one touchdown, two forced fumbles and five tackles for loss in 16 games last season.
New England Patriots OLB Kyle Van Noy (hip) was placed on the team's active physically unable to perform (PUP) list on Tuesday, per Field Yates.
Van Noy returns to New England from Miami in 2021, signing a two-year, $12 million deal during free agency to rejoin Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. Van Noy's placement on the active PUP list suggests that he received the active designation, meaning he is able to be removed from the PUP list at any time, which will allow him to begin practicing. Van Noy recorded 69 tackles, 10 TFLs, six sacks, six pass deflections, and forced two fumbles for the Dolphins in 2020 while battling through a hip injury. His return to New England instantly strengthens their front-seven, as his familiarity within Belichick's system reduces the typical learning curve players tend to experience when adapting to a new team.