Miami Dolphins Will Release DT Ndamukong Suh

Mar 13, 2018, 04:19
Miami Dolphins Will Release DT Ndamukong Suh

It started with trading Jay Ajayi last October to the Eagles, bolstering the eventual Super Bowl champions' running back rotation. The Dolphins have already agreed to trade receiver Jarvis Landry to the Browns and appear to be gutting the roster to improve team culture.

(97.1 The Ticket) Just three years into a six-year contract, Ndamukong Suh's time in Miami is coming to an end.

The Dolphins, according to ESPN's Jeff Darlington, plan to release defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh on Monday. But cut players, such as Suh will be, are not part of that formula. The Bills' signing cornerback Vontae Davis to a one-year worth up to $8 million showed they could be in the market for older, more accomplished free agents. He is ruthless in his pursuit of the quarterback, often times executing cheap shots on the vulnerable opposing signal caller. He has been a model of durability, missing only two games in his eight-year career. He is a five-time Pro Bowler, although four of those were from his time in Detroit. However, none of this has really translated to winning.

Suh can still destroy the pocket, a premium service in today's National Football League, and it'll be fascinating to see what market materializes for a great player who's never been shy about saying he wants to maximize his earning power. Though he was never the dominant pass rusher the Dolphins expected to be, accruing 15.5 sacks in three years with the team. Suh obviously has a ton of talent, but will need to land in the right situation for a prospective team to maximize his value.

The Seahawks wouldn't seem to want to come anywhere close to paying Suh what he had been making with the Dolphins. Are the Dolphins in win-now mode or are they rebuilding for the future?