by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh not making an impact
Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh only had four tackles during the Dolphins loss to Buffalo on Sunday. The Dolphins defense looked fantastic during the pre-season but has been a colossal disappointment so far in the regular season. This is not to say it's all Suh's fault but so far the Dolphins are trying to fit him into their defensive system rather than have the system fit Suh, and it's just not working.
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Report: Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh likely to practice Tuesday
Dolphins newcomer Ndamukong Suh is expected to be at the team's practice Tuesday, a source has told the Palm Beach Post. The presence of the prized defensive tackle had been in doubt since he skipped all but the first day of voluntary OTAs so he could work out with his private trainer. Joe Philbin has been adament about his desire for every player to attend OTAs. Suh signed a six-year, $114 million contract in the offseason. He is not required to join the team until the three-day minicamp, which is scheduled to begin June 16.
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Dolphins: Newcomer Ndamukong Suh must earn the big bucks
The Dolphins made Ndamukong Suh the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history when they signed him to a six-year, $114 million contract with $60 million guaranteed. Now they want him to earn it. And he has been made aware of that. "I challenged Ndamukong," said vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum on 640 AM. "I talked to him. We have a lot of young players not only on the defensive line but on our team. If we were sitting here in 10 years and Jordan Phillips is talking about hopefully the career he is having, I'd love for him to say that in his formative years Ndamukong Suh impacted him. "A lot of resources are going to Ndamukong. We're not hiding that. In a cap system players who take up a big part of your cap have to do more than just play well." Suh has already raised a few eyebrows by his absence. He showed up for the first day of voluntary workouts but has been away from the team since, claiming he has opted to work with his personal trainer. But fellow Dolphins lineman A.J. Francis isn't complaining. "He's the best d-lineman in the league so if we wants to train somewhere else that's his prerogative," Francis said. "And nobody can tell him otherwise."
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Dolphins cleared of tampering charges in signing Ndamukong Suh
The Dolphins have been cleared of tampering violations in their signing of free agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, according to the Miami Herald. Miami was accused of the violation when it was reported that Suh would sign with the team two days before teams were allowed to offer contracts to players. The NFL ruled the Dolphins didn't violate any of the rules after going through their phone records, which is required by the league. Suh was signed to a six-year, $114 million this offseason by Miami. He totaled 53 tackles with 8 1/2 sacks in 16 games for the Lions in 2014.
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
DT Ndamukong Suh makes good first impression with Dolphins
Ndamukong Suh, who rarely participated in offseason workouts while a member of the Lions, was present Monday for the first day of the Dolphins' workout sessions, per the Miami Herald. The defensive tackle signed a six-year $114 million contract with $60 million guaranteed, and the Dolphins have to be happy they are getting an early return on their investment.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Report: Lions don't plan to file tampering charges regarding Suh
The Lions have no plans to pursue tampering charges against the Dolphins over defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh, a source told the Detroit Free Press. Suh agreed to terms on a six-year, $114-million deal with the Dolphins about 24 hours into the free-agent negotiating period. The parameters of the deal were leaked to the media days before the official start of free agency on March 10, according to The Palm Beach Post. Even though the Lions don't plan to pursue this matter, the NFL still has the right to initiate their own investigation. Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said Tuesday the league has not contacted him about a tampering investigation. NFL spokesperson Michael Signora declined comment. "That's a league issue, you have to ask them," Lions president Tom Lewand said. "That's a league policy, that's a league issue. That's a league matter for them to decide."
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
Lions' Mayhew says Ndamukong Suh's departure could be benefit
While the Lions may not see the benefit of having Ndamukong Suh on the 2015 roster, general manager Martin Mayhew said the team may benefit in the future, reports the Detroit Free Press. Suh signed a $114 million contract with the Dolphins, which Mayhew said was out of their price range. "I think anytime you lose a quality player like that, especially in the short term, that is to your detriment," Mayhew said. "I think in the long term, I think we're going to be glad we don't have that contract on our books. But in the short term, that's an issue." If Lions did re-sign Suh, Mayhew said the team would've had a hard time signing other quality players. "There's a lot of different ways to give somebody $100 million, so a lot of times the structure comes into play, too, and all those things matter," Mayhew said. "But I know we have some quality players on our team that we probably couldn't keep if we had that deal on our books."
by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
Ndamukong Suh: 'Money was the most important factor'
Fresh off signing a six-year $114 million contract with $60 million guaranteed, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh said he chose the Dolphins because they made the best offer. "I would say money was the most important factor," Suh said at a news conference. Suh added, however, that it was important to him to join a strong organization with a lot of talented players. The Dolphins have a "great nucleus," Suh said, mentioning quarterback Ryan Tannehill, cornerback Brent Grimes and others. Miami hasn't made the playoffs since 2008. Asked if he feels pressure to lead the Dolphins to the postseason, Suh said: "I'm excited about the pressure and I don't necessarily look at it as pressure. I look at it like something I'm built for." A four-time Pro Bowler and three-time first-team All-Pro, Suh said his time in Detroit was "nothing short of amazing." He leaves Detroit after five seasons in which he racked up 239 tackles, 36 sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Dolphins make the Ndamukong Suh signing official on Wednesday
The Dolphins officially signed defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh on Wednesday, according to the Miami Herald. The second overall pick in the 2010 draft, Suh has racked up 36 sacks in his five-year career, including 8 1/2 sacks in 2014. He is set to receive $60 million in the first three years of a six-year contract.
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
Report: Dolphins to sign Ndamukong Suh Tuesday
The Dolphins will sign defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to a six-year deal Tuesday based off parameters around $114 million and $60 million guaranteed, ESPN reports. The numbers are similar to those reported Thursday by CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, who said that if Miami didn't land the coveted free agent, it would be "for lack of effort." The top free agent available on the market, Suh is expected to become the league's highest-paid defensive player, topping the six-year, $100-million extension signed by Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, whose cap hit in 2015 is a little less than $22 million. The second overall pick in the 2010 draft, Suh has racked up 36 sacks in his five-year career, incluidng 8 1/2 sacks in 2014. He is set to receive $60 million in the first three years of a six-year contract.