According to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Darlington, the Miami Dolphins plan on releasing star Ndamukong Suh “as early as today.”
In 2015, the Miami Dolphins made defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history, signing him to a six-year deal worth over $114 million. Now, ahead of the 2018 campaign, it looks like the franchise is ready to move on.
ESPN’s Jeff Darlington reports that the Dolphins plan on releasing Suh – and the move could come as early as today.
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 last year. A lot riding on 2018.
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) March 12, 2018
Adam Schefter essentially confirmed the news as well.
One of the big moves of this week… https://t.co/JDVowQv207
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2018
Suh, who came over from the Detroit Lions after the 2014 season, had 15.5 sacks total over the three seasons he spent in Miami. He also notched 180 tackles in that span. He was a Pro Bowl player for the team during the 2016 season.
The Dolphins plan to release 3-time All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, according to @JeffDarlington.
8 players have a salary cap hit of at least $23M in 2018…
Suh is the only one who's not a quarterback. pic.twitter.com/os2BxAFvRN
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 12, 2018
Suh is only 31 years old, so there’s no doubt that another team will be interested in his services. It’ll be interesting to see where he lands.