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Koa Misi waiting to be cleared after neck surgery

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Linebacker Koa Misi took a pay cut to stay with the Dolphins this offseason, but he never made it on the field for the team.

The expectation in March was that Misi would be cleared to return from neck surgery before the end of the team’s offseason program. That did not happen, however, and it remains uncertain if Misi will get the green light from doctors before training camp gets underway next month.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that Misi saw a doctor in the last couple of weeks and that he has another appointment set for July.

“I don’t know,” head coach Adam Gase said this month. “We’re not there yet. When you see him start running around or something, then I’d say we’re close.”

The Dolphins drafted Raekwon McMillan in the second round and he could be an option to start alongside Kiko Alonso and Lawrence Timmons in the event Misi doesn’t get cleared. Neville Hewitt and Mike Hull are also on hand at linebacker in Miami.

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6 Responses to “Koa Misi waiting to be cleared after neck surgery”
  1. beachsidejames says: Jun 25, 2017 7:46 AM

    Neck injury for a LB is scary …

  2. donbat67 says: Jun 25, 2017 10:17 AM

    thats why we drafted and brought in linebackers .

  3. RandyinRoxbury says: Jun 25, 2017 10:46 AM

    Misi has been in Miami since 2010 and still hasn’t made one meaningful play, not even 1 int.
    Why they resigned him is a mystery.

  4. FinFan68 says: Jun 25, 2017 12:05 PM

    At this point, Misi is a capable LB for depth and not much more.

  5. KCFinfan says: Jun 26, 2017 1:08 AM

    So nice to have Timmons there with some young guys. Hopefully we can get solid play from that group. Take advantage of Suh’s doubles for once.

  6. uglydingo says: Jun 26, 2017 9:38 AM

    Koa is a very good SAM linebacker when healthy. While Miami has picked up some other good LB additions through the Draft and Free Agency, there is a reason why he hasn’t been cut. When healthy, Koa adds good depth to the roster. He is now being paid as a backup. Let’s hope he gets the OK from the doctors to resume.

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