Misi (neck) restructured his contract with the Dolphins on Wednesday, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports. Misi's contract was originally set to have a cap hit of $6.5 million but the restructured deal is undoubtedly less. The veteran linebacker played in just three games last season and has yet to be cleared to return to full activity. When healthy, he'll be one of the team's top reserve linebackers behind starters Kiko Alonso, Lawrence Timmons and Neville Hewitt.
Misi (neck) will move to outside linebacker next season, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. Apparently, Misi wasn't thrilled about the move, but the Dolphins believe their defense is better with this arrangement. Misi has never been the player the Dolphins imagined when they drafted him, and he could still be in line for a reduced salary or even released if the Dolphins make another addition at linebacker in free agency.
Misi (neck) anticipates being cleared for full activity around May 1st, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Misi was placed on injured reserve after just three games in 2016. It's unclear if the Dolphins will choose to retain him after seven seasons, but he's at least expected to be at full health in time for most offseason work. Misi compiled 22 tackles (11 solo) over his three contests last season.
Misi (neck) is a potential salary-cap cut in the offseason, ESPN reports. Misi hasn't stayed healthy for an entire season since 2010 and made it through just three games in 2017 before landing on injured reserve with a neck injury. The Dolphins, who are expected to have a major overhaul at linebacker this offseason after ranking 29th in total defense and 30th against the run, could save $4.2 million by letting him go.
Misi (neck) has been placed on injured reserve, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports. Misi suffered a setback in practice leading up to Week 5 and was almost immediately ruled out for Sunday's game. Unfortunately, his injury appears to be severe in nature, and potentially career-threatening. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Misi may need spinal fusion surgery down the road, similar to the procedure Peyton Manning required. However, he'll first experiment if rehab alone can do the job, and thus remains without any sort of timeline to return.