Dolphins Reportedly Set To Release Ndamukong Suh "As Early As Today"

Posted March 14, 2018

The 31-year old veteran was due $26.1 million in 2018 and his release will give the Dolphins $22.2 million in dead money against their cap space.

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". 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.

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

Moreover, Darlington reports that the impending release of Suh is the next step in coach Adam Gase's attempt to rebuild the culture in his locker room. He made the Pro Bowl in 2016 but never quite reached the same heights as he did with the Lions.

The three-time All-Pro defensive tackle has not quite lived up to the six-year/$114 million contract he signed in the off-season of 2015.

He has never won a playoff game, and with him past year, Miami finished 29th in run defense and 26th in sacks. The organization suspended him for one game after he vanished from the team in L.A. before the team's season opener; authorities found him at the airport, trying to board a plane.

The Falcons would have interest in Suh because they sorely need a defensive tackle capable of applying pressure from the interior next to nose tackle Grady Jarrett, with Vic Beasley and Takk McKinley rushing off the edges.

Suh was the No. 2 overall draft pick in 2010 by the Detroit Lions.

When Suh likely hits the open market later this week - free agency officially begins Wednesday at 4 p.m. - he'll immediately become one of the top players available.