Dolphins Plan To Release Ndamukong Suh

Tuesday, 13 Mar, 2018

It remains to be seen if the Eagles would want Suh.

Suh had 15.5 sacks in three years as a Dolphin.

Six months later, the Dolphins made the inevitable official, cutting the veteran linebacker whose short time with Miami will be remembered only for his weird behavior.

A person familiar with the situation says the Miami Dolphins are discussing releasing five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh when the NFL's new year begins Wednesday.

Both reports cited the Dolphins' desire to shake up their locker toom.

Darlington notes the move is part of a "culture change" in Miami, the latest in a growing line of big-name departures from the Dolphins. While him potentially re-signing with the Steelers is an obvious connection, you have to wonder if that will ultimately happen because of the way his play has dropped off over the last few years.

Even so, Miami will be faced with dead cap hits of $9.1 million each of the next two years, per OverTheCap.com.

If Suh is released as a pre-June 1st player or traded as the same, the Dolphins will eat $22.2 million and save $3.9 million in cap space. Each summer, the National Football League allows each team to designate two players as post-July 1 cuts, when the rules for how salary cap figures work change, so by using one of the designations on Suh, they'll be able to get out of $17 million of his cap commitment.

The Lions need interior defensive line help and Suh is one of the best out there. He has a reputation for needless penalties and dirty play, while his aloof personality raised questions about his leadership. Nobody is going to feel sorry for Suh, but that is still a far cry from the $114 million that was announced in 2015. The con to the Seahawks getting Suh is his age, as they may be looking to rebuild with younger players.