Dolphins plan to move on from Ndamukong Suh, Lawrence Timmons
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Mar 13, 2018,
Mar 13, 2018, 4:28
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.
Jeff Darlington of ESPN reports that the Dolphins will release Ndamukong Suh and that the move could come as early as Monday. Suh follows Jay Ajayi and Jarvis Landry, both productive players whose on- and off-field antics wore thin with the organization. At around 5:00 a.m.in Seattle, Suh said that he was excited for the day and to "stay tuned" that "exciting things would be going on". Suh carried a salary-cap number of $26.1 million for the 2018 season, including a base salary of $16.985 million.
The eight-year veteran has spent the last three seasons with Miami, signing a six-year, $114 million deal that made him the highest paid defensive player in league history.
The release of Timmons by the Dolphins is not a bit surprising.
Releasing Timmons and Suh later this week could save the Dolphins almost $24 million in cap space. However, he's still a highly-disruptive, run-stuffing interior lineman and most recently earned All-Pro accolades in 2016.
The Miami Dolphins will reportedly cut defensive end Ndamukong Suh.
Darlington notes the move is part of a "culture change" in Miami, the latest in a growing line of big-name departures from the Dolphins. "Suh was a guy they deemed had to go, and now he's expected to go". Suh was initially suspended for Detroit's playoff game against Dallas in 2015 before his suspension was overturned and replaced with a $70,000 fine for stepping on the calf and ankle of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Suh played his college ball at Nebraska and is from Portland, Oregon, so he's really been all over the country as far as where he's played football.