The Miami Dolphins gave Kyle Van Noy a four-year, $51 million contract last offseason. Just one season into that deal, the organization has released the two-time Super Bowl champion. The decision opens up a little under $10 million in cap space for an organization that's looking to make moves in 2021.
But now that he's been released, so is Van Noy. Here are the three most likely destinations for the 29-year-old in free agency.
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3. New England Patriots
Re-signing Van Noy at a discount would be a classic Bill Belichick move. In fact, it's exactly what he did with fellow LB Jamie Collins, who he traded to the Cleveland Browns in 2016 before re-signing in 2019. And in vintage Belichick fashion, he coaxed a career year out of Collins. It's not hard to imagine him doing the same with Van Noy in 2021.
2. Indianapolis Colts
Adding former Patriots' linebackers tends to be a risky proposition, but Van Noy would be an excellent fit with the Indianapolis Colts. He could be a terror off the edge alongside 2020 first-team All-Pro LB Darius Leonard. With DeForest Buckner wrecking the game on the interior, adding Van Noy could give the Colts an elite pass-rushing unit without having to break the bank on someone like Shaquil Barrett or Jadeveon Clowney.
1. Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens could be losing Matt Judon this offseason, and Van Noy would be an excellent replacement. He's also the type of experienced, veteran pass-rusher the Ravens tend to target. Plus, he shouldn't be expensive enough to stop them from adding some help at other positions of need.
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