Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
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Miami Dolphins Will Release DT Ndamukong Suh

Miami Dolphins Will Release DT Ndamukong Suh

Suh's $26.1 million cap hit for the 2018 season would have been the third largest in the National Football League and one of only two among the top 14 that went to a non-quarterback.

Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry was traded to the Cleveland Browns on Friday.

Miami has also gone 6-10 two out of the last three seasons since signing Suh to a lucrative six-year, $114 million deal in 2015.

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By designating Suh as a post-June 1 release, the Dolphins can save about $17 million against the cap.

He was named to four Pro Bowls while receiving an fantastic three First-Team All-Pro nods during those five initial seasons.

The question, though, is whether Suh would want to come back to Detroit and whether the Lions' new front office would want to bring him back.

His anticipated departure would be the latest move in an attempt to change the locker room culture under Adam Gase, who heads into his third season as coach. His disappearance voided guaranteed money in his contract, and as a result, Miami sustained a cap hit of $2.75 million opposed to $5.5 million by releasing him.

While the Dolphins could make the move as early as Monday, it likely will happen Wednesday, sources said.

Suh immediately becomes one of the top defensive tackles on the open market.

In the end, Suh received $60 million for his three seasons of work in Miami.

The 31-year-old, five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle played every game in his tenure with the Dolphins, racking up 15.5 sacks and 108 tackles as the anchor of Miami's defense.

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