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Dolphins plan to release Kyle Van Noy one year after signing him to four year deal

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MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 06: Kyle Van Noy #53 of the Miami Dolphins waves to the fans after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 19-7 at Hard Rock Stadium on December 06, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Kyle Van Noy signed a four year, $51 million contract with the Dolphins last offseason.

His time in South Beach will be short lived as the team is expected to release the linebacker after one season according to reports.

Van Noy released a statement Tuesday afternoon through NFL Network that he was informed of his release and was “surprised and disappointed” with the Dolphins’ decision. He mentioned he gave his all to Miami in his one season there as a captain and fought through a painful hip injury.

The 29-year-old  has not officially been released yet while the team explores the trade market, ESPN reported.

Van Noy’s departure will save Miami $9.75 million in cap space, raising their total to over $36 million.

Van Noy has a $12.5 million salary in 2021 that was guaranteed for injury only so the Dolphins would save that full amount and leave $4.125 million in dead cap on the books. His deal will end up being for one-year, $15 million in Miami.