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July 25, 2017 07:28 PM
Dolphins' Koa Misi: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Misi (neck) was placed on the Dolphins' injured reserve list Tuesday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Misi, who underwent season-ending neck surgery in 2016, recently failed a test that would've declared him healthy enough to play in 2017 if passed. The Dolphins selected Raekwon McMillan in the second round of this year's draft, so he'll now have a more direct route to playing time as a rookie with Misi likely sidelined for the year. It's an unfortunate series of events for the 30-year-old veteran, while it remains to be seen if Misi will ever be able to return to his original level of play.

July 25, 2017 03:28 PM
Dolphins' Koa Misi: Expected to hit PUP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Misi (neck) is expected to open training camp on the Dolphins' physically unable to perform list, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Doctors have yet to clear Misi to begin football activities after he underwent surgery last season to address a neck injury, which ended up limiting him to three games. Misi is said to be progressing through the rehab process and the team remains optimistic that he'll back on the field before the start of the regular season, but as of now, he's without a timetable for his return. Misi's indefinite absence will allow rookie second-round pick Raekwon McMillan to pick up more reps early on in training camp as he attempts to claim a starting role.

June 25, 2017 10:16 PM
Dolphins' Koa Misi: Awaiting clearance to return to field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 25, 2017 06:20 PM
Dolphins' Koa Misi: Not participating in OTAs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Misi (neck) has not practiced during the Dolphins' OTAs thus far, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

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 year with Miami.

March 22, 2017 06:08 PM
Dolphins' Koa Misi: Restructures deal with Miami
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 16, 2017 11:52 AM
Dolphins' Koa Misi: Will move to the outside
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 1, 2017 03:20 PM
Dolphins' Koa Misi: Expects to be cleared in May
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 23, 2017 06:40 PM
Dolphins' Koa Misi: Potential salary-cap cut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 10, 2016 08:14 PM
Dolphins' Koa Misi: Heads to injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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, 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.

October 7, 2016 11:20 PM
Dolphins' Koa Misi: Ruled out for Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Misi (neck) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Titans, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Misi returned to practice in a limited fashion on Wednesday and Thursday and was therefore expected to return after sitting out Week 4. However, it appears he suffered a setback, since he did not participate in practice Friday and will sit out another week. Look for Donald Butler to get the spot start once again in Week 5 versus the Titans.

October 4, 2016 11:30 PM
Dolphins' Koa Misi: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Misi (neck) returned to practice Tuesday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Misi missed the last game versus the Bengals but is expected to play and start Sunday against the Titans.

September 28, 2016 04:32 PM
Dolphins' Koa Misi: Out Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Misi (neck) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Bengals, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Misi's neck injury suffered during Week 3's win over the Browns will keep him out of the Dolphins' next tilt. Donald Butler will get the start at strongside linebacker in Misi's absence.

September 25, 2016 02:58 PM
Dolphins' Koa Misi: Questionable to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Misi suffered a neck injury in Week 3's tilt with the Browns and is questionable to return.

Look for more updates on Misi's injury to come after the game. Spencer Paysinger (neck) is inactive for the game, leaving the Dolphins very thin in their linebacking corp. Look for Neville Hewitt to see increased action in Misi's absence.

September 16, 2016 07:44 PM
Dolphins' Koa Misi: Tallies 10 tackles in losing effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Misi recorded 10 tackles in Sunday's loss at Seattle.

With Misi's back injury no longer an issue, the 29-year-old is once again right in the thick of things for the Dolphins' defense.

March 5, 2016 07:44 PM
Dolphins' Koa Misi: Restructures deal with Miami
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Misi restructured his contract with the Dolphins on Saturday.

The Dolphins restructured their deals with Misi and Ndamukong Suh, and released Greg Jennings, freeing up some cap room to work with this offseason. Misi tallied a career-high 78 tackles (59 solo) in 13 games last season but failed to record a sack.

December 22, 2015 04:06 PM
Dolphins' Koa Misi: Placed on season-ending IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Misi (back) was placed on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday.

Misi started each of the 13 games he played this season, finishing with 77 tackles and one pass defensed but no other significant stats. His absence could leave more playing time for the likes of Spencer Paysinger, Neville Hewitt and Zach Vigil over the final two weeks of the season.

November 29, 2015 05:12 PM
Dolphins' Koa Misi: Returns to action in loss.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Misi (abdomen) had three tackles in his return to action Sunday versus the Jets.

Despite being active for the game last week versus Dallas, Misi didn't play. He was healthy to go Sunday however but his performance was once again, underwhelming.

November 23, 2015 06:39 PM
Dolphins' Koa Misi: Doesn't play in loss to Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Although Misi (abdomen) was active he didn't play a snap in the loss to Dallas on Sunday, reports the Dolphins web site.

Apparently Misi just didn't feel right in pregame warmups so the team decided to hold him out of the game. His loss was a big one for Miami as the running game of the Cowboys ended up being more than Miami could handle.

November 22, 2015 11:53 AM
Dolphins' Koa Misi: Active Week 11
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Misi (abdomen) is active Sunday against the Cowboys.

After missing practice on Thursday and Friday, Misi put in a limited session on Friday. Despite being in the lineup, he hasn't recorded more than six tackles in a game this season. He'll try to help slow down the Cowboys rushing attack and also Jason Witten as a receiver.

November 20, 2015 04:35 PM
Dolphins' Koa Misi: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Misi (abdomen) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Misi was able to practice Friday, albeit on a limited basis, so there is a chance that he could suit up against the Cowboys. Considering linebackers Jelani Jenkins (ankle) and Spencer Paysinger (neck) will likely miss Sunday's game due to injuries of their own, the Dolphins will likely want their six-year veteran on the field if at all possible.

Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2010Miami Dolphins164129.0124.5000.0002
2011Miami Dolphins123426.081000.0001
2012Miami Dolphins146550.0153.5000.0002
2013Miami Dolphins155434.0202000.0003
2014Miami Dolphins116449.0151000.0001
2015Miami Dolphins137859.0190000.0001
2016Miami Dolphins32211.0110000.0000
2017Miami Dolphins000.000000.0000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2010Miami Dolphins1600002021
2011Miami Dolphins1200000000
2012Miami Dolphins1400200000
2013Miami Dolphins1500000000
2014Miami Dolphins1100010010
2015Miami Dolphins1300000000
2016Miami Dolphins300000000
2017Miami Dolphins000000000

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