The Miami Dolphins have informed linebacker Kyle Van Noy that he's going to be released, he confirmed to NFL Network on Tuesday. The move will save the team $9.75 million in cap space but left the veteran "disappointed."
Van Noy, 29, was one year into a four-year, $51 million deal he signed with Miami in March 2020. The Dolphins will incur a $4.125 million dead cap hit this season. His 2021 salary was guaranteed for injury only, ESPN reported.
"I am surprised and disappointed in their decision," Van Noy said in a statement released through NFL Network. "As a captain, I gave my all to the team. ... I was brought there to be a leader and I know my teammates looked up to and respected me. I am looking forward to making an impact on my next team, on and off the field."
Van Noy registered 69 tackles in 14 games (13 starts) last season with six sacks and 10 quarterback hits. He had two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
Van Noy notched 16.5 sacks in three-plus seasons with the New England Patriots after two-plus seasons with the Detroit Lions, who selected him in the second round (No. 40 overall) in the 2014 draft.
--Field Level Media