The Miami Dolphins Are Planning To Release DT Ndamukong Suh

The Dolphins plan to release Suh as early as Monday, according to ESPN.

I should add that his formal release - in terms of availability to other teams - is likely to happen on Wednesday.

Suh made about $60 million in his three seasons and was in line for $17 million this year, with a $26.1 million cap hit.

The Dolphins traded running back Jay Ajayi in October and last week dealt wide receiver Jarvis Landry to the Cleveland Browns.

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

"Stay tuned", Suh said in a video posted on Twitter. "Be some exciting news going on". Darlington noted the Dolphins are striving for a "culture change", and Suh's release would be part of that shift heading into the 2018 campaign.

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.

Once released, Suh could visit any team and sign with any team he wants.

Suh, who came over from the Detroit Lions after the 2014 season, had 15.5 sacks total over the three seasons he spent in Miami.

As a rookie, Suh finished the 2010 season with 65 tackles, 10 sacks, one interception and one defensive touchdown, all career highs.

The Dolphins signed the veteran linebacker last offseason.

On Monday, it was confirmed the team would indeed be parting ways with the former #2 overall draft pick. He has been a model of durability, missing only two games in his eight-year career.

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.

  • Steve Townsend