- According to Ian Rapoport, Misi receives $1.15 million guaranteed as part of this new deal whether he passes a physical or not.
A few months ago, there was talk that Misi could be a potential cap casualty for the Dolphins, so this doesn’t come as much of a surprise.
The Dolphins have clearly been focused on upgrading the linebacker position this offseason by signing Lawrence Timmons and pursuing free agent Zach Brown in recent days. Beyond that, Miami signed LB Kiko Alonso to a new three-year extension worth $25 million on Tuesday.
Misi 30, is a former second-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2010. He was in the final year of his five-year, $17.72 million contract that includes $9 million guaranteed and is set to make a base salary of $4.175 million for the 2017 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Misi would have freed up $4.2 million in available cap space while creating $578,000 in dead money.
In 2016, Misi appeared in three games and recorded 22 tackles for the Dolphins.
We’ll have more regarding Misi’s new deal as the news is available.