Koa Misi contract: Dolphins LB signs longterm deal, per report

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The Dolphins have reportedly inked linebacker Koa Misi to a four-year deal. He was entering the last year of his rookie contract.

The Dolphins have signed linebacker Koa Misi to a four-year contract extension, according to FOX Sports' Alex Marvez. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed at this time.

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Misi was drafted by the Dolphins in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft and he stepped in right away, starting 11 games in his rookie year. Last season, Misi started 14 games, recording 65 tackles, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.

The extension comes as Misi was entering the final year of his rookie contract. Misi's biggest strength is in run defense, and he normally gets subbed out on third downs due to his lack of coverage skills. For now, he'll continue to serve as a two-down 4-3 OLB.

Dolphins blog The Phinsider suspects that top pick Dion Jordan will now be playing at DE, rather than the hybrid DE/OLB role people thought he would play in his rookie year:

Also, this likely means the team does not see Dion Jordan as a guy who should be spending significant time at 4-3 OLB on running downs, at least for now, given that we now have 3 starting linebackers under contract for several years, which limits the number of snaps Jordan could spend as an LB. Jordan is likely being groomed to become a 3-down DE.

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