Monday, 19 March, 2018

National Football League free agency: Miami Dolphins to release Ndamukong Suh, per report

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Kristopher Love | 12 March, 2018, 18:11

Although it is hard for any defensive player to live up to that type of money, Suh performed at a high level for the Dolphins each season he was in Miami.

The Dolphins, according to ESPN's Jeff Darlington, plan to release defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh on Monday.

In midseason previous year, the Dolphins traded running back Jay Ajayi to the Eagles.

He wasn't wrong. Suh would later restructure the contract but it's not like that helped the Dolphins in the future: they will only save $3.9 million if he's cut in standard fashion.

Suh's release is not a complete surprise, but the timing was always in question.

They made the playoffs once with Suh on the roster and are preparing to cut him three years into the deal, so to say that signing him to one of the largest contracts in National Football League history was not a success would be an understatement.

This isn't particularly surprising considering Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported in October that Miami was "preparing to move on" from Suh.

Suh joins Jarvis Landry and Jay Ajayi as top players that have been shipped out of town by Miami over the past several months. He has made just one Pro Bowl over the past three seasons and has not totaled more than six sacks in a season.

The Dolphins are going to be unrecognizable.

Suh might have hinted at the upcoming move when he tweeted a video Monday morning in which he said "There will be some exciting things going on".