Misi (neck) is still awaiting clearance to return to the field, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports.
Misi underwent spinal fusion surgery after suffering a neck injury early in 2016 and was anticipating being cleared by May. However, that time came and went without Misi getting the thumbs up from a team doctor. The Dolphins likely would have cut him instead of restructuring his contract this offseason if they weren't optimistic he'll be able to play in 2017, but his eventual availability is nonetheless far from guaranteed.
Misi, whose 2016 campaign was shortened to just three games due to a severe neck injury, still has some time before he can practice again, according to Dolphins coach Adam Gase. Upon his eventual return to full health, he'll be able to provide strength at outside linebacker as he heads into his eighth consecutive year with Miami.
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 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 keep him with the team or cut him, but he'll at least be at full health in time or most offseason work.
|P3||8/24/17||@ PHI||7:00 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ MIN||8:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|8||10/26/17||@ BAL||8:25 pm|
|10||11/13/17||@ CAR||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/26/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|