The Miami Dolphins and linebacker Kyle Van Noy have agreed on a 4-yr, $fifty one million deal, a resource instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter, confirming a report by NFL Community.
The Dolphins, who entered absolutely free company with the league’s most salary-cap room, get a participant, in Van Noy, who is a most loved of coach Brian Flores from their time jointly in New England. Van Noy’s flexibility will be employed at linebacker and as an edge rusher.
Van Noy, who turns 29 on March 26, was an unrestricted absolutely free agent for the very first time in his NFL vocation.
After coming into the league as a second-spherical draft choice with the Detroit Lions in 2014, his vocation was revived when the Patriots obtained him and a seventh-spherical decide on from the Detroit Lions in exchange for a sixth-spherical decide on in Oct 2016.
Possessing fallen out of favor in the Lions’ four-3 protection, Van Noy turned a key cog on two Super Bowl championship groups. His flexibility to play various linebacker places and rush the passer made him an suitable match in New England’s protection.
In a few-and-a-50 % seasons, Van Noy performed in fifty one common-season games and totaled 250 tackles, with 16.5 sacks, four pressured fumbles (four recoveries), 2 interceptions and 3 defensive touchdowns. He also appeared in 10 playoff games, adding forty six tackles with 5.5 sacks and four pressured fumbles.
The Patriots signed him to a two-yr, $eleven.5 million extension in September 2017.
ESPN’s Mike Reiss contributed to this report.