Dolphins nearing agreement with Koa Misi on restructured contract

Linebacker Koa Misi has started 70 games in six seasons with the Dolphins.

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The Miami Dolphins are close to keeping a defensive starter in the fold for at least the 2016 season. has learned the Dolphins are nearing agreement upon a restructured contract with Koa Misi, who is projected as the team’s strong-side linebacker.

Misi, 29, was slated to earn $4.3 million in base salary as part of the four-year, $17.3 million extension he signed in 2013. His restructured salary wasn’t immediately known Thursday.

A 2010 second-round pick from Utah, Misi notched a career-high 77 tackles last season while playing in 13 games.