5 veteran Dolphins players who could be cut in 2016

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Nov 23, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Koa Misi (55) before the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Koa Misi

Misi is slated to count just under $5 million on the cap next year. His savings are only slightly north of $3 million. His contract is a very valuable one for a starting NFL linebacker but here’s the rub. Misi doesn’t play that well.

Misi is constantly out of position, takes bad pursuit angles, and is non-existent in rushing the passer. His coverage skills are far better than his run support but that really isn’t saying much because his run support is really bad. Misi has been flopped back and forth the last two seasons from outside to inside and neither have made a difference.

Coaching changes will come into play here as well because the Dolphins may not run the 4-3 next year if wholesale changes are made. The Dolphins need to vastly improve the play at two of the three linebacker positions and Misi is one of those that needs to be upgraded. Saving $3 million isn’t much but it’s the player that isn’t earning his paycheck.

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