Report: Dolphins trying to trade Kyle Van Noy before releasing him

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The Dolphins told linebacker Kyle Van Noy that they were releasing him earlier this week, but they haven’t made the move official and they may not go that route when it comes to excising Van Noy from the roster.

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the team has not followed through on releasing Van Noy because they are trying to trade him.

Van Noy has a $12.5 million salary that becomes fully guaranteed on the third day of the league year. That may make it difficult to find a trading partner with the salary cap dropping for the 2021 season.

The Dolphins would clear $9.775 in cap space by parting ways with Van Noy. He had 69 tackles, six sacks, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries in his only season with Miami.

15 responses to “Report: Dolphins trying to trade Kyle Van Noy before releasing him

  1. Grier and Flores look like total entitled idiots without an economics degree.

    No one is letting a team off the hook who irresponsibly put themselves in a cap hell like that in one offseason.

  2. phinheads says:
    March 4, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    I love Flores. Everyone is expendable. Next man up !!

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    If the “next man up” is so great why isn’t he starting?

  3. Dolphins have 8th most Capspace in the NFL before van noy being cut. Another genius pft fan boy with no brains. Cap hell lol

  4. Nobody is trading for that contract. Especially when they know he’s getting cut anyway.

  5. No way he gets traded with over $9M cap savings looming over them with his being cut. The Dolphins need more cap space to make a serious run at Watson, or even Russell. Thus, teams will wait to see if he gets released as this season starts. If they keep him on their roster & his salary gets guaranteed, then a trade actually becomes more likely, but still remote. Right now, he gets cut………almost guaranteed.

  6. Folks complain when players try to shoot their way out of their contracts but teams can dump them and you have no problem.

  7. Rumors are Van Noy announced he was being cut in order to derail any trade talk. Wouldve been hard to move him anyway considering hes struggled outside of the NE type defense and his salary.

  8. Well certainly the Dolphins hopefully did not leak the news or they have some internal issues, but Van Noy leaking it purposely after the Dolphins wanted to give him the courtesy of telling him he was being cut is a perfect example of why team management must play hardball with players. Van Noy should not have leaked this news but he did because he is angry, so now teams will be less likely to give any player the courtesy of letting them know anything. You can say it is not fair, and perhaps it is not, but then change the collective bargaining agreement if it is so unfair.

  9. Not the cutting him decision, van ginkel is cheaper younger and more productive but the “make the world know your releasing, THEN try and trade” Trying to get max value for a guy everyone knows you don’t want on the roster. Not bungling that move ‘takes no talent’ not even the Browns are Messing up like that. It’s in this day and age. A Texans level bad move

  10. touchback6 says:
    March 4, 2021 at 5:18 pm
    Grier and Flores look like total entitled idiots without an economics degree.

    No one is letting a team off the hook who irresponsibly put themselves in a cap hell like that in one offseason.

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    You must have taken a few too many blows to the head if you think the Phins are in “Cap Hell”

  11. The Dolphins caught a lot of heat when it was announced they’d cut him but if it’s such a big deal then someone would trade for him. However, I doubt if anyone will be willing to pick up that salary so it would seem the Dolphins are making a smart move.

  12. Lol wow, my fins totally bungled this one. They didn’t do enough damage control after it was leaked, and now they just look really incompetent. Truly representative of the Ross led team of my era unfortunately.

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