Dolphins set to release Ndamukong Suh, report says

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According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the team will likely release defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh before the start of the new league year on Wednesday. The Dolphins traded RB Jay Ajayi during the 2017 season and traded WR Jarvis Landry on Friday.

By designating Suh as a post-June 1 release, the Dolphins can save about $17 million against the cap. However, the Dolphins would not be able to use that money for three months. Although it is hard for any defensive player to live up to that type of money, Suh performed at a high level for the Dolphins each season he was in Miami.

However, the Dolphins will also be forced to take on dead cap hits of $9.1 million and $13.1 million over the next two years. He followed that up by registering 41 tackles and 5.5 sacks in 2016 as he was elected to his fifth ever Pro Bowl appearance.

The move to release Suh is not about performance, but merely a business decision. At the time colleague Ryan Wilson wrote that Suh's contract could come back to haunt the Dolphins.

Suh might have hinted at the upcoming move when he tweeted a video Monday morning in which he said "There will be some exciting things going on".

Suh has been named to the Pro Bowl five times in his career and has been a six-time All-Pro selection - though he has also been the subject of several hefty fines of over $215,000 in his career while once being voted the dirtiest player in the National Football League by fellow players.



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