Miami Dolphins will cut Ndamukong Suh
- Author: Stacy Allen Mar 13, 2018,
Mar 13, 2018, 4:18
They traded running back Jay Ajayi to the Philadelphia Eagles mid-season past year.
Miami already offloaded running back Jay Ajayi last season, and last week sent wide receiver Jarvis Landry to the Cleveland Browns. That left Miami with an opportunity to start over on offense at the skill positions, with quarterback Ryan Tannehill returning from his knee injury.
Now the free-agent market suddenly has a veteran talent that is a five-time Pro Bowler.
While Suh has been one of the better nose tackles in the NFL since being the Lions' No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, he hasn't been without headaches.
Suh played his college ball at Nebraska and is from Portland, Oregon, so he's really been all over the country as far as where he's played football. He has been a model of durability, missing only two games in his eight-year career.
In the end, Suh received $60 million in three seasons. However, he's still a highly-disruptive, run-stuffing interior lineman and most recently earned All-Pro accolades in 2016.
The Seahawks seem to be taking on a major youth movement right now, so adding the 31-year old Suh may not make a ton of sense on the surface but if the price is right, Suh could be a nice addition for Pete Carroll and the Seahawks.
Sure enough, the Dolphins did restructure the contract after the first season, giving Suh a $20 million bonus.
In three years with the Dolphins, Suh had 15.5 sacks.
The plan is for Ndamukong Suh to be released as early as today as the Dolphins continue their attempt at a culture change - a plan that has purged arguably Miami's three most talented players within a year ago.