Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh's time with the Miami Dolphins is reportedly set to come to an end. The 31-year-old has played well for Miami and not missed a game in three years, but head coach Adam Gase feels moving on from Suh is necessary.
In 2015, the Miami Dolphins made defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh the highest-paid defensive player in National Football League history, signing him to a six-year deal worth over $114 million.
After a disastrous 6-10 campaign in 2017, the Miami Dolphins have clearly begun a purge of talented, but frustrating players in their locker room. They have a bunch of defensive linemen up for free agency this year, and despite having limited cap space, Suh is a player that might interest the Falcons on a short-term contract.
At this point, the Dolphins basically had two options: 1) restructure the contract again, with another big bonus up front and likely having to add two years to the deal to spread out the cap hits (Suh would have been 33 in the final year of the contract); or 2) release Suh. "There will be some exciting things going on". Suh had been a three-time All-Pro nose tackle in his five years out of Nebraska with the Detroit Lions.
The release of Timmons by the Dolphins is not a bit surprising. The Dolphins have already agreed to trade receiver Jarvis Landry to the Browns and appear to be gutting the roster to improve team culture.
Suh should have plenty of interest on the open market, especially because it won't take a QB-esque contract to bring aboard the enigmatic interior disruptor who's still unblockable when he wants to be.
"That guy is as tough as you can get", Carroll said afterward of the challenge of blocking Suh.