Miami Dolphins Will Part Ways With Linebacker Kyle Van Noy

Miami Dolphins Release Linebacker Kyle Van Noy
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 01: Kyle Van Noy #53 of the Miami Dolphins lines up against the Los Angeles Rams at Hard Rock Stadium on November 01, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

One year into a four-year deal, Kyle Van Noy will part ways with the Miami Dolphins. Originally going to be a release, the Dolphins will now receive trade offers for him. If they don’t like the offers, the team will release him.

The Dolphins signed Van Noy in free agency last season to a four-year/ $51 million deal with $30 million guaranteed along with a $12 million signing bonus. This signing became one of many solid signings for the Miami Dolphins.

The connection with former Patriots coach Brian Flores led Van Noy to sign with Miami. He also reunited with former Patriot linebackers Elandon Roberts and Kamu Grugier-Hill.

To many around the league, this comes as a surprise as Van Noy solidified a key role in the Dolphins’ D last season.

In his first season with the Dolphins, Van Noy recorded 69 tackles with six sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and six pass defenses.

He previously spent 2016-2019 with the New England Patriots, winning two Super Bowl rings. Before that, he played for the Detroit Lions from 2014-2016.

Andrew Van Ginkel will likely see a more expanded role in 2021 with Van Noy’s release. Van Ginkel saw improvement in his development last season. He recorded 5.5 sacks, 48 tackles, and three forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery returned for a touchdown.

The Dolphins most likely believe that Van Ginkel can take the next step. But, depth at the linebacker position will need to be addressed through the draft or free agency.

 

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