Jets wisely pull offer for Ndamukong Suh off the table

Suh was released from the Miami Dolphins and is still searching for a place to call home.

He'll play on a one-year deal worth $14 million according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. At the moment, the defensive end is one of the most sought-after free agents in the NFL. Los Angeles already got some help in the secondary this offseason, too, trading for cornerback Marcus Peters, another immensely gifted player whose career has been beset by character concerns.

That was right in the Rams' wheelhouse, poised as they are as an up-and-coming National Football League power with Goff, Gurley, Donald and Peters as their foundation, and offering the positive culture created by 31-year-old head coach Sean McVay and a conscientious locker room. However, the Rams wouldn't have considered Suh if they didn't truly believe he would make the team stronger contenders, and here are five reason why Sean McVay's team should be considered the new favorites in the NFC.

Johnson said signing Suh "didn't seem to be in keeping with our long-term plan".

Among the teams, the Jets reportedly made the biggest offer to Suh.

The 6-foot-4, 305-pound Suh, a three-time first-team All-Pro selection, entered free agency after being released by the Miami Dolphins on March 14.

Suh, obviously intrigued, visited with the Rams all day Tuesday at their Thousand Oaks headquarters. He was named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2010 when he registered 66 combined tackles, 10 sacks, three passes defensed, an interception, and a forced fumble.

Ever since being released by the Dolphins nearly two weeks ago, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has been visiting with a number of teams trying to figure out what's the best fit for him. With Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp returning at wide receiver and Pharoh Cooper and Josh Reynolds poised for breakout seasons, the Rams have a nice bevy of weapons for Goff to work with.

The staff felt that Suh, 31, could be a valuable addition, a disruptive player who could draw extra blockers. There also was a question of whether he is a good locker room guy.

  • Steve Townsend