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

Hope Soto
March 13, 2018

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.

The Miami Dolphins must give themselves more cap room heading into the new league year and according to ESPN's Jeff Darlington, it appears they'll do exactly that by cutting defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

Running back Jay Ajayi was traded last season, and receiver Jarvis Landry was traded last week. His cap hit with the Dolphins is $26.1 million.

Until the Dolphins actually release Suh, Los Angeles and other interested suitors won't be able to reach out just yet. The move will free up roughly $17 million in salary cap space if Suh is designated as a post-June 1 cut, otherwise it will save just $3.9 million if it happens now.

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He was named to four Pro Bowls while receiving an wonderful three First-Team All-Pro nods during those five initial seasons.

Seattle has some obvious holes on its defensive line it needs to fill, especially if Sheldon Richardson - who becomes a free agent this week - doesn't re-sign (it's expected Richardson will explore his options in free agency). Suh had been a three-time All-Pro nose tackle in his five years out of Nebraska with the Detroit Lions. In 2017, Suh recorded 48 total tackles, 4.5 sacks and two passes defensed.

Suh recently spoke with Business Insider about how much athletes really get when they sign those enormous contracts. That link is Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, who was the Lions' head coach when Suh played there.

The Seahawks would have to consider a number of variables before offering a contract to Suh, including his past history of being suspended for on-field behavior.

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