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Report: Koa Misi close to new four-year contract with Dolphins

Koa Misi

Miami Dolphins’ Koa Misi lines up against the Arizona Cardinals in an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz.(AP Photo/Paul Connors)


The Dolphins are reportedly set to give one of their defensive starters a new multi-year contract as the regular season begins.

According to Alex Marvez of Fox Sports, the Dolphins are nearing a four-year contract with linebacker Koa Misi. Also, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports the deal has been “finalized.”

The 26-year-old Misi has started 34 games in three seasons with Miami, recording 140 tackles and nine sacks. In 2012, Misi notched a career-best 65 tackles in 14 starts. He also recorded 3.5 sacks and forced two tumbles.

Misi (6-3, 254) is one of the Dolphins’ first-string outside linebackers in their 4-3 scheme.

Miami plays at Cleveland in the season opener for both clubs on Sunday.