Sometimes silence can be deafening.
That was the case with Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy on Wednesday as he looked back on his short stint with the Dolphins. Asked about the difference between Brian Flores as his linebackers coach in New England and head coach in Miami, Van Noy offered a hint into their potentially frosty relationship.
“No comment,” he said, via NESN.com’s Doug Kyed.
Van Noy’s surprise release came after just one season in Miami. Despite being named a defensive captain and given a four-year, $51 million contract, Miami chose to release him earlier this month.
The move will save the team almost $10 million in 2021, but that didn’t quell the 29-year-old’s disappointment after the move.
“I am surprised and disappointed in their decision,” he said earlier this month, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. “As a captain, I gave my all to the team. I fought through a painful hip injury during the season, including spending a night in the hospital after a game. I was brought here to be a leader and I know my teammates looked up to and respected me. I am looking forward to making an impact on my next team, on and off the field.”
Van Noy rejoined the Patriots on a two-year deal worth up to $13.2 million.