Linebacker Kyle Van Noy going from Miami back to New England: 'We backkk!!!'

Joe Schad
Palm Beach Post
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Miami Dolphins middle linebacker Kyle Van Noy (53) and defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah (91) celebrate a fourth quarter sack at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, December 20, 2020.

Kyle Van Noy, who played one season for the Dolphins, announced Wednesday he is returning to the Patriots.

“We backkkk!!!” Van Noy tweeted. “#patsnation #LFG #personal.”

It can be ascertained Van Noy means he takes it personally that the Dolphins cut him after only one season.

Dolphins coach Brian Flores wasn’t even asked any questions about Van Noy’s departure at a recent press conference. But surely he’d say it was a business decision, not personal. 

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Van Noy made $15 million from the Dolphins last season. He’ll reportedly make less than that from the Patriots for the next two seasons.

Van Noy, nearing 30, was third on the Dolphins in tackles and third in sacks last season.

According to Pro Football Focus, Van Noy graded 61.6, or 26th among NFL edge rushers in 2020. According to PFF, Van Noy graded 84.2, or 15th among NFL edge rushers in his final year with the Patriots.

Van Noy led the Dolphins with 12 missed tackles, according to Pro Football Reference. He did play through multiple injuries in his only season with Miami.

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