Koa Misi expected to be cleared in May following neck surgery, pay cut

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Dolphins linebacker Koa Misi has taken the pay cut which will allow him to stay on the team next year. Now he just needs the medical clearance.

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Misi’s agent said his recovery from neck surgery has been good, and that he expects to be ready for training camp.

He’s in the Dolphins’ plans,” agent Kenny Zuckerman said. “If he’s healthy, he’ll be there. He will be [medically] cleared during the offseason.”

The Dolphins must share some degree of confidence that he will be cleared sometime in May as well. Though they carved about $2 million off his cap number, they still guaranteed $1.15 million of his salary, something they probably wouldn’t have done if they were worried about his condition.

After a neck injury which limited him to three games last year, he underwent surgery  and is still working his way back.

The Dolphins have explored signing free agent Zach Brown, to go along with new acquisition Lawrence Timmons and the extended Kiko Alonso. But either way, Misi seems to be hanging around in some capacity.

4 responses to “Koa Misi expected to be cleared in May following neck surgery, pay cut

  1. Yeah OK his neck will be fine, I’m happy for him but it will be something else, high ankle sprain, hamstring, concussion, the dude just can’t stay healthy…Fins up

  2. phinatic1 says:
    Mar 23, 2017 9:42 AM
    Yeah OK his neck will be fine, I’m happy for him but it will be something else, high ankle sprain, hamstring, concussion, the dude just can’t stay healthy…Fins up

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    I think it’s funny when fans rip players for not being able to stay healthy ….. yet we sit at home on recliners and eat up the violence.

    dude …. why are you predicting injury? that’s just wrong on so many levels.

  3. Kiko Alonso made more plays in one season than Misi did in over 5 years, why would Miami want to keep him?
    He’s always injured and makes no plays, what’s the point in keeping him?

  4. They are going to draft a LB (probably high) who should be expected to start opposite Kiko and Timmons. That would make Misi a ‘situational player’ which fits with his contract. Limited playing time also limits the chance for renewed injury from constant week after week hitting. The other advantage (for those of you only capable of thinking one dimensionally) is he already familiar with our new DC system

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