Kyle Van Noy “surprised and disappointed” by Dolphins release

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Linebacker Kyle Van Noy‘s time with the Dolphins is up.

Van Noy was informed by the team that he will be released after playing one year of the four-year contract he signed with them as a free agent last year. Van Noy released a statement saying he was not expecting the move and felt he fulfilled expectations during his one year in Miami.

“I am surprised and disappointed in their decision,” Van Noy said, via Mike Garafolo of NFL Media. “As a captain, I gave my all to the team. I fought through a painful hip injury during the season, including spending a night in the hospital after a game. I was brought there to be a leader and I know my teammates looked up to and respected me. I am looking forward to making an impact on my next team.”

Van Noy’s release will clear $9.775 million in cap space for Miami.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins never broached reworking the contract as a way of holding onto Van Noy. They paid him $15 million for one year of work and now he’ll be able to find someone else to pay him in 2021.

85 responses to “Kyle Van Noy “surprised and disappointed” by Dolphins release

  1. Are all the people who are haranguing DeShaun Watson for not honoring his contract going to browbeat the Dolphins brass for not honoring Van Noys?

  2. $15 mil for one year is a decent amount of money. Nothing to complain about here other than hurt feelings.

  3. Okay, so where are all you that talk about how a player should honor his contract and have to repay money and all that? The Dolphins honored 1 year out of a 4 year contract.

  4. Grier paid 4 mil per over market for evey FA he signed last year. What on earth did you think was going to happen? Your GM is a total moron.

  5. Good move, his leadership might be missed, but his play lacked at times. Not worth the 15 million the Fins paid him.

  6. There are going to be many overpaid veterans on the market. It is still very early in the process. Teams with space will be licking their chops.

  7. The production wasn’t there. Excited to see what Andrew Van Ginkel does with another offseason and more playing time.

  8. Releasing a Captain after a solid year tells me they are clearing space for Watson…

  9. Such a bad move; linebacker is now the weakest group on our defense. With Hill, Roberts, and Biegel all but gone, Baker is the only legit starter left, and that is scary! I can’t believe they didn’t even “broach the subject” to restructure his contract. What disrespect for one of the only veteran leaders on our defense, who played pretty well his first year on a new team.

  10. Miami’s going to get younger at Linebacker. Most likely keeping X now instead. makes sense.Kyle was a step behind in his play last year but solid, maybe the hip is a concern.

    it was great having the leadership last year they need speed this year!

    Draft a few this year!

  11. touchback6 says:
    March 2, 2021 at 2:00 pm
    Grier paid 4 mil per over market for evey FA he signed last year. What on earth did you think was going to happen? Your GM is a total moron.

    ——

    Meanwhile BB paid over $20M for guys that were not even on the team and despite your predictions, came in 3rd place in the division. BB is a great coach…..and a below average GM when it comes to drafting, especially in the first few rounds. How could he overlook DK Metcalf and instead pick N’keal Harry? Moreover, who was the last prow bowl player BB drafted since he drafted Gronk?

  12. Stupid move. The guy was hurt all year and yet still played hard. Van Noy is, by far, the most talented linebacker on the Fins roster. He will contribute mightily next year — for some other team. Watch for him to make the Pro Bowl next after playing behind Washington’s dominating defensive line.

  13. Look at it this way Kyle. The 49ers released Joe Montana and New England released Tom Brady. Feel better now? I didn’t hear Brady whining. He did his talking on the field.

  14. This is why NFL players should hold out for at least partly guaranteed contracts. MBL and NBA players do! The players association should instruct agents that no player should sign unless there is a significant number of years guaranteed. The quarterbacks should take the lead in this. Look at Mahomes, his ten year contract is worth nothing if the Chiefs say it is no longer worth it.

  15. Don’t take it personally, dude. There are a lot of guys who will be released because they make too much money.

  16. So sad… he was never the same after Josh Allen trucked him in the open field right in front of the team bench.

  17. nirrad4417 says:
    March 2, 2021 at 2:11 pm
    Good move, his leadership might be missed, but his play lacked at times. Not worth the 15 million the Fins paid him.

    26 4 Rate This

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    lol

    How is it a good move if you overpaid for a rental for no reason and don’t have a 3-4 Elephant in house?

    For all we know he was a guy

    You overpaid every FA last year by 4 mil per for about 25million in overpyaments for a total of 237 million. One of the dumbest moves ever.

    NE wins the division next year. They’ll have leverage, cap space and their pick of soon to be available qbs, while finishing up the low cost and cap control rebuild.

  18. WASHINGTON is in dire need of a linebacker to help anchor the Linebackers. The front 4 are elite. The back end stinks but it’s a start

  19. jac1216 says:
    March 2, 2021 at 1:58 pm
    Clearing room for Watson. More coming soon.

    14 18 Rate This

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    “Tua is our qb” – C. Grier,3 week ls ago

  20. qckappa says:
    March 2, 2021 at 1:59 pm
    Okay, so where are all you that talk about how a player should honor his contract and have to repay money and all that? The Dolphins honored 1 year out of a 4 year contract.
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    The only for sure thing is the guaranteed $30 million that he won’t even have to work another three years for.

  21. To cjarliecharger. The Pats didn’t release Brady. He left. They made him an offer to stay. He declined.

  22. I bet KVN runs back to daddy Belichick like all Patriot ex players and coaches do when they fail with their new teams.

  23. Gonna be a lot more surprising cuts like this with the Salary Cap situation this year. He wouldn’t have been cut if the Salary Cap was the same as it was projected to be when he was signed. It’s unfortunate, and maybe a little unfair, but that $10M savings is a pretty big deal this offseason.

  24. I hate this move. I have no idea what Miami brass is thinking.
    This was a team captain and leader!?!?!?
    Atleast rework his contract!!!
    I’m afraid this will turn into the Miami of old.

  25. josh plum says:
    March 2, 2021 at 1:59 pm
    $15 mil for one year is a decent amount of money. Nothing to complain about here other than hurt feelings.

    ______________

    This is why guys like us don’t play at that level. You don’t get to play pro successfully by just being content with your paycheck / salary. These guys want to play and dedicate their very lives to their squads.

  26. nhpats2011 says:
    March 2, 2021 at 2:20 pm
    ——

    Meanwhile BB paid over $20M for guys that were not even on the team and despite your predictions, came in 3rd place in the division. BB is a great coach…..and a below average GM when it comes to drafting, especially in the first few rounds. How could he overlook DK Metcalf and instead pick N’keal Harry? Moreover, who was the last prow bowl player BB drafted since he drafted Gronk?

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    Gronk was in 2010. Here’s the list.
    2011 – Marcus Cannon 2016 All Pro team
    2012 – Chandler Jones PB in 2015, 2017 & 2019
    2012 – Hightower PB in 2016 & 2019
    2013 – Collins PB 2015
    2015 – Trey Flowers All-Pro 2018
    2015 = Shaq Mason All-Pro 2018
    2016 – Joe Thuney All Pro 2019 (one of the best OG in the game)
    2019 – Jake Bailey 2020 Pro Bowl and All-Pro

    Not to shabby. I mean, they had the GOAT at QB and TE for most of those years earning Pro Bowls and All Pros.

  27. LOVED him in Foxborough, but Kyle is a rotational guy with great stats in a great supporting cast, which Miami didn’t have. I could see him coming back to the 6-1-7.

  28. In the end the NFL is a business and thete are bean counters who make the decision.

  29. @charliecharger, what mlhigh77 says is right – essentially, after declining to extend Brady in 2018 he was essentially on a year-to-year deal. All QBs in their 40s are in reality year-to-year whatever their contract says. That could’ve been done again for 2020 but what erked Brady was not getting a longer deal. But also, massively overlooked is that the Pats had spent all the house on 2018’s roster and keeping as much them for 2019 as poss. Even with Brady going and 8 guys tolling inc big names like Hightower & Cannon, the Pats had no money for 2020. And Brady knew if he stayed that meant losing even more guys and pushing them a few more years away from contending – and Brady doesn’t have a few more years. Ergo he left.

  30. Yeah, I’m a bit shocked by this move. I hope to understand what the Dolphins are planning…

  31. So the biggest needs Miami has are o-line,defensive end and linebacker. So in true Miami fashion we weaken one of them.
    Better have a solid plan,but this being Miami I see us beginning to reach again instead of sticking to the build through the draft plan we started two years ago. If we give up all that capitol for Watson we’ll be right back in the 7/9,8/8,9/7 rut we were in forever.

  32. charliecharger says:
    March 2, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    Look at it this way Kyle. The 49ers released Joe Montana and New England released Tom Brady. Feel better now? I didn’t hear Brady whining. He did his talking on the field.

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    Ummm… neither Joe Montana nor Tom Brady were released. Montana was traded and Brady was an unrestricted free agent. I hate to let facts get in the way of a good story, but those were different scenarios completely. Don’t whine over it.

  33. He’ll come back to New England. Hightower opted out last year so he’ll be back too. Combine that with the promising young LB’s drafted last year and BB will be set at Linebacker. Check. Will also be set at Def Backfield. Check.

    Now, about that pesky QB situation…..

  34. I always thought that KVN was Johnny on the Spot every time he played against the Bills. Hes exceptional but more around 8mil/year

  35. bringbackdayswithoutanarrest says:
    March 2, 2021 at 1:57 pm
    Are all the people who are haranguing DeShaun Watson for not honoring his contract going to browbeat the Dolphins brass for not honoring Van Noys?
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    How have the Dolphins not honored the contract? Every NFL contract allows for the team to cut the player at any point as well as the player to retire at any point. If Watson doesn’t retire and refuses to practice/play then he would not be honoring his contract.

  36. bringbackdayswithoutanarrest says:
    March 2, 2021 at 1:57 pm
    Are all the people who are haranguing DeShaun Watson for not honoring his contract going to browbeat the Dolphins brass for not honoring Van Noys?

    NO…. Every player and team know how the contracts work…. there HAS to be an out for the teams if the player stops playing or doesn’t play up to the contract. The players know the deal and that is why contracts are structured with most of the money up front

  37. touchback6 says:
    March 2, 2021 at 2:33 pm
    nirrad4417 says:
    March 2, 2021 at 2:11 pm
    Good move, his leadership might be missed, but his play lacked at times. Not worth the 15 million the Fins paid him.

    26 4 Rate This

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    lol

    How is it a good move if you overpaid for a rental for no reason and don’t have a 3-4 Elephant in house?

    For all we know he was a guy

    You overpaid every FA last year by 4 mil per for about 25million in overpyaments for a total of 237 million. One of the dumbest moves ever.

    NE wins the division next year. They’ll have leverage, cap space and their pick of soon to be available qbs, while finishing up the low cost and cap control rebuild.
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    Keep telling yourself that if makes you feel better. The Rhode Island Pats will be 8-8 at best while TB12 wins another SB and BB continues to play checkers instead of chess.

  38. This just proves how signing Watt so early in FA for the money they did when better players are going to be available is a big mistake by Arizona .

  39. Why is anyone upset at the Dolphins for “not honoring the contract”? Blame the players who negotiated the worst CBA in professional sports.

  40. thank you coach belichick for changing my life by enabling that $15 million one year score!

  41. bob3339 says:
    March 2, 2021 at 3:03 pm
    nhpats2011 says:
    March 2, 2021 at 2:20 pm
    ——

    Meanwhile BB paid over $20M for guys that were not even on the team and despite your predictions, came in 3rd place in the division. BB is a great coach…..and a below average GM when it comes to drafting, especially in the first few rounds. How could he overlook DK Metcalf and instead pick N’keal Harry? Moreover, who was the last prow bowl player BB drafted since he drafted Gronk?

    ———————–

    Gronk was in 2010. Here’s the list.
    2011 – Marcus Cannon 2016 All Pro team
    2012 – Chandler Jones PB in 2015, 2017 & 2019
    2012 – Hightower PB in 2016 & 2019
    2013 – Collins PB 2015
    2015 – Trey Flowers All-Pro 2018
    2015 = Shaq Mason All-Pro 2018
    2016 – Joe Thuney All Pro 2019 (one of the best OG in the game)
    2019 – Jake Bailey 2020 Pro Bowl and All-Pro

    Not to shabby. I mean, they had the GOAT at QB and TE for most of those years earning Pro Bowls and All Pros.

    28 5 Rate This

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    So was Olzecewski. I mean, who even counts a “pro bowl” who knows the sport?

    JC Jackson, Andrews, Jon Jones, Mal Butler…I mean, who cares where a guy is dafted with a rookie cap? Is the player good or not?

    NH Pats is as clueless as Brady Millennials, it’s hilarious.

    BB’s cap management and trades or timely FA moves are epic beyond compare. I mean the moves he made mid season in 2014 and 2016 put them over the top for SBs.

    He puts on clinics building the dynasties.

    It’s like the Brady Lovers were asleep when all this happened. Mal Mitchell was clutch in SB51, too.

    I mean, the list is so long of quality picks, this nhdork uses “pro bowls” to justify the yields and the second dynasty magically not being from BBs teambuilding. Hilarious narrative, actually. That of someome who
    missed college.

  42. Disappointed but not shocked. There is more to come. This is not your average year. Many quality players will be released from teams. Letting Van Noy go must not have been easy but had a reason. My guess to spend that money somewhere else. Karass, Grant, and even Parker could be next.

  43. They overpaid him and had to cut him, simple as that. He will go back to New England and pair up with Hightower as mentioned above and the Patriots linebackers problem is solved. Now on to the quarterback.

  44. IT’S CALLED A UNILATERAL CONTRACT. THAT IS ONE SIDE HAS TO PERFORM BUT THE OTHER DOES NOT.

  45. Surprised they didn’t even attempt to rework his contract. Guy was a captain only one year into a four year deal seems like you’d want to at least broach the subject before cutting him.

  46. Clearing space for Hassan Reddick. 13 million for 6 sacks and 46 solo tackles isn’t worth it if you can land Reddick on a good guarantee/ backloaded deal.

  47. ibillwt says:
    March 2, 2021 at 4:17 pm
    thank you coach belichick for changing my life by enabling that $15 million one year score!

    1 0 Rate This

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    Exactly. He’s made so many millions who were nobodies and those nobodies always act butt hurt over it. So very strange.

  48. This is the situation where both things can be true: KVN played hard and through injury, AND Miami (due solely to the injury) wound up paying for more than they got. KVN will add value to some team (Washington, NE are two obvious landing spots, as others have said) and will likely have a big comeback year

  49. Bfindeisen has it right. They grab the money> Now the older players will pay the price. Bill

  50. He was hurt and played hard and will be even better when healthy. Who are you going to use that money for? An imaginary trade offer for a QB? They were so horrible on defense in a must win game at the end of the year against the Bills backups.

  51. Loved this guy as a Patriot. LOVED HIM. Then he starts talking about a “revenge tour” just before they play the Pats last year?

    Huh? Punk. Bill used you well and you excelled. He saved your career.

    Karma.

  52. Bottom line: he was incredibly mediocre last season. An undrafted free agent playing for pennies would have matched his production that cost them 15 mil. That was not the Van Noy from the Patriots days…… More importantly, it frees up nearly 10 million more dollars to get them near 40 million to spend. More cuts coming and the Dolphins will be signing a few more big ticket items in a few weeks. Hopefully, they don’t blow it…….

  53. stucats says:
    March 2, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    I bet KVN runs back to daddy Belichick like all Patriot ex players and coaches do when they fail with their new teams.

    KVN is more likely to run to his real bud, Tom Brady. Didn’t follow what Van Noy did last year on the Dolphins but he came up big in the SBs he played with the Patriots. He was particularly good vs the Rams & in the Championship vs the Chiefs in his last year.

  54. He wasn’t that great last year… he wouldn’t have sniffed a Captain role on the Bucs… solid player but was banged up and injured a lot… not a surprising move

  55. BB is a great coach…..and a below average GM

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    Reading too many lazy “storylines” from boston media and internet experts. you simply don’t dominate the nfl for two decades picking dead last without the an uncanny ability to find great talent in 31 other teams’ trash no matter also having the greatest coach and single greatest player in history.

  56. orthomarine says:
    March 2, 2021 at 6:17 pm
    He wasn’t that great last year… he wouldn’t have sniffed a Captain role on the Bucs… solid player but was banged up and injured a lot… not a surprising move
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    Do you even watch football?

  57. bringbackdayswithoutanarrest says:
    March 2, 2021 at 1:57 pm
    Are all the people who are haranguing DeShaun Watson for not honoring his contract going to browbeat the Dolphins brass for not honoring Van Noys?
    ———————
    Probably because the CBA allows it and his contract wasn’t guaranteed. That’s on him and his agent. Watson has guarantees, many that were paid out. He’s trying to breach his contract, the Dolphins didn’t with Van Noy.

  58. ibillwt says:
    March 2, 2021 at 6:43 pm
    BB is a great coach…..and a below average GM

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    Reading too many lazy “storylines” from boston media and internet experts. you simply don’t dominate the nfl for two decades picking dead last without the an uncanny ability to find great talent in 31 other teams’ trash no matter also having the greatest coach and single greatest player in history.

    1 0 Rate This

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    It’s not even that thay are lazy, they are targeted to lie and then brainwash the intellectually vulnerable who are easily
    led.

    Look at the people who claim he can’t draft and develop. What would Vam Noy be without BB having a draft dossier on him and trading for him, having him go from a bust to a prized free agent?

    Hilarious to watch people lie. Even Jamie Collins…The game raided the Browns and now Lions because he freelanced too much in NE, but BB walked very quickly when he saw it.

    He’s made so many millions upon millions who would have been less elsewhere and maybe never even made it at all.

    Funny how someone else’s trash, back end pick or UDFA is a nobody, until they get to NE. His eye for a football player is incredible. Look at Edelman. A wildcat qb who converted to a fantastic WR.

    I mean, who does it at these rates while picking 28-32 every year? He’s a legend as a GM. The cap recipe alone proves that.

  59. This may mean a power struggle brewing in Miami between head Coach and GM. Van Noy came from NE to join his Defense co-ordinator turned HC in Miami. The HC knows what Van Noy can do hence the huge contract. Now they have to paid him after just one year. Hmmmmm… Stay tuned this is more than just about one player.

  60. Miami signs him to a ridiculous contract then cuts him because he has a ridiculous contract. Shrewd move. Lol

  61. Isn’t there a special site for New England fans? Must they find a way to comment on every story regardless of which team or player it’s about? We already know that you think Brady is the GOAT.

  62. Belichick as drafted well in the late rounds and UFAs, but has failed miserably in the 1rst 2 rounds. Those picks are the heart of a good roster. 1rst and 2nd round picks since 2012:

    Isaiah Wynn
    Sony Michel
    JWilliams
    Duke Dawson
    Cyrus Jones
    Malcolm Brown
    Jordan Richards
    Dominic Easley
    J Garoppolo
    Aaron Dopson
    Jamie Collins.
    Hope it’s not too lazy to say that that’s terrible.

  63. Requirement one of an NFL linebacker (especially one who supposed to rush the passer) on my team is not to get a$$-planted and then stepped on by a scrambling QB. That’s just me, though.

  64. There’s no question that he’s dying to play for the team you root for at vet minimum just for the honor of being on the team you root for.

  65. Van Noy shouldn’t go to the 617, if only because the Foxborough area code is 508.

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