Dolphins Considering Ndamukong Suh Cut

Entering the fourth year of his mega-contract, Ndamukong Suh is slated to take up $26.1MM of the Dolphins’ cap. And the franchise is considering shedding that massive number.

The Dolphins have not made a final decision but are discussing a release of Suh, Diana Russini of ESPN.com reports (on Twitter).

Miami has reportedly been exploring this possibility for a while, although the team denied a November report it was doing so. It now seems to be escalating to the point that there will be a real chance the one-time superstar free agent winds up back on the market three years after he signed a then-record six-year, $114MM deal.

After a disappointing 2015 season, Suh has resurfaced as high-end contributor. Despite not being named to the Pro Bowl like he was in 2016, Suh graded as Pro Football Focus’ No. 5 interior defender last season. Although he turned 31 in January, the former Lions dynamo would have a big market if he again becomes a free agent.

By designating Suh as a post-June 1 cut, the Dolphins could save $17MM. But they’d be unable to use the created funds until that date. Doing this would place a $13.1MM dead cap number on the Dolphins’ 2019 payroll.

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7 comments on “Dolphins Considering Ndamukong Suh Cut

  1. afsooner02

    It was stupid to give him that much money to begin with….none of this is surprising.

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    • elscorcho the marlin
      elscorcho the marlin

      It’s only that number because of the carry over cap. He’s slated to make 17 this year with the rest of that cost deferred from past years.

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  2. itslonelyatthetrop

    Do it! Then let him sign with New England. Because he’s a free agent that plays a front 7 position. So, New England should totally sign him.

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  3. For this to be worthwhile, Miami have to trade Suh and his whole salary away. Suh isn’t worth $26.1MM of course but he is probably worth $17MM on a one year deal. There’s no reason Miami has to keep Suh if he shows up out of shape and doesn’t perform in 2018.

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  4. balloonknots

    He will resign for 20mm+ again if is free. Top DTs don’t come around often at all

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  5. ships1941

    The Pats will never spend that kind of money.
    Maybe a team very close to going to the playoffs,

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