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Dolphins place Koa Misi on injured reserve

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 20:  Donald Brown #34 of the San Diego Chargers is pursued by Koa Misi #55 of the Miami Dolphins at Qualcomm Stadium on December 20, 2015 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Dolphins confirmed the arrival of a new defensive player on Monday when they formally announced that they’d claimed former Panthers cornerback Bene Benwikere off of waivers.

They also announced the corresponding roster move, which will likely end the season of one of their opening day starters. Linebacker Koa Misi has been placed on injured reserve after missing the last two games with a neck injury.

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports Misi has seen by at least one specialist and is expected to see others to get further information on his injury.

Misi will be eligible to return to action in eight weeks if the Dolphins decide to designate him as their player to return from I.R., but may prefer to use that spot on defensive tackle Earl Mitchell if he’s recovered from his calf injury. Mitchell will be able to return after Week Nine while it will be after Week 13 before Misi could play again.

Misi started the first two games for Miami and made 22 tackles. The 2010 second-round pick also ended last season on injured reserve and has not played in all 16 games of a season since his rookie year.

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11 Responses to “Dolphins place Koa Misi on injured reserve”
  1. idiot411 says: Oct 10, 2016 6:39 PM

    Does it really matter? Dolphins suck anyways

  2. xpensivewinos says: Oct 10, 2016 6:57 PM

    Most of their starters are never any better than any stiff they could pick up off the street.

    It makes no difference whatsoever…….

  3. realfootballfan says: Oct 10, 2016 7:04 PM

    The Dolphin LBs have been horrible since Zach Thomas retired, and this guy has been there for many, many years. That should tell you all you need to know.

  4. mcjon22 says: Oct 10, 2016 7:38 PM

    Please Miami,

    Go straight into tank mode. Trade guys like Wake and Reshad Jones at the deadline, get a top 3 pick and grab a QB.

    Don’t screw the pooch like 10′ when the team won 6 meaningless games and ended up with Tannehill instead of Luck.

  5. RandyinRoxbury says: Oct 10, 2016 7:41 PM

    Misi has not made even 1 big play in all his years in Miami, no one will miss him.

  6. RandyinRoxbury says: Oct 10, 2016 7:42 PM

    Tannenbaum will trade the 2017 #1 overall pick for Jay Cutler and think he got a steal.

  7. valentino8100 says: Oct 10, 2016 8:16 PM

    RandyinRoxbury says:
    Oct 10, 2016 7:42 PM

    Tannenbaum will trade the 2017 #1 overall pick for Jay Cutler and think he got a steal.


    Unfortunately, the problems in Miami run deeper than Tannenbaum. Stephen Ross has consistently exercised a level of ineptitude which will hold that franchise hostage until he sells. We know it all too well in NE. Team was a complete joke until Kraft came along.

  8. RandyinRoxbury says: Oct 10, 2016 8:50 PM

    True Valentino, Mr Kraft is the best!

  9. finfansince68 says: Oct 10, 2016 10:01 PM

    We should have known what kind of clueless owner Ross was going to be just by the way he tried to beg for Peyton Manning, Jeff Fisher & John Harbaughs services
    – him taking in Mike Tannebaum & letting that buffoon run the team has got to be the worst deal of all !

  10. bsizemore68 says: Oct 10, 2016 11:15 PM

    Perhaps its time to set some starter and give the young guys playing time, guys that you want to trade let them be back ups, get a very good pick number and work some trades and move on up for a good QB, then start over. We are tired of playing lining up in the neutral line, players hitting from behind, hitting the QB in the head, and the lower legs. And most of all, saying we got to play better. Good grief, this is not 9 year old players. Move the bad guys out, let the young ones play, if you are going to lose, what’s the difference.Bill

  11. ishudbgm says: Oct 10, 2016 11:41 PM

    I’m not sure how but this will be Tannehill’s fault in about a hour or so. Misi is a prime example of someone who should of never made this roster due to his injury history. For some reason Mr. Tannenbum thought that Misi would have a FULL 16 game season and play at an elite level. Tannenbum and Ross would FIRE people for worse results but yet they are still employed. Must be nice!!!

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