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Miami Dolphins, Koa Misi agree to contract extension

 
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Koa Misi and the Dolphins have agreed on a four-year contract extension, the team announced Saturday. The deal is worth $17 million in new money, according to Fox Sports.

Misi, a starting outside linebacker, is in the final season of his rookie deal, and was due just $630,000 before the extension.

The former second-round pick has started 34 games in his three pro seasons. When asked by The Miami Herald in May if his contract situation weighed on his mind, Misi said, “Yeah, you could say that.”

Entering the second year in Kevin Coyle’s 4-3 defense, Misi said he’s more comfortable playing strong-side linebacker than he was in 2012, when he had 3  1/2 sacks and a career-high 65 tackles.

Misi was one of five defensive starters set to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2013 season.

Another is Paul Soliai, whose agent, David Canter, had some pointed remarks on Twitter Saturday about a failed extension negotiation.

It began when Canter wrote: "Happy for Koa. Great kid deserves to be paid. Wonder who will protect all those expensive LBs next year without Starks & Soliai."

That prompted others to ask why the Dolphins will be without Soliai in 2014.

Canter responded: "I worry about injury for all clients but don’t do deals when people give lowball offers & ultimatums."

•  Injury update: Cornerback Dimitri Patterson is expected to play Sunday against the Browns. He was listed as questionable with an ankle injury in Friday’s injury report.

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