After spending most of his career as a 3-technique defensive tackle in 4-3 schemes, Suh is joining a 3-4 unit that already features Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers as the ends. It may take some time for Suh to get comfortable at nose tackle, but his combination of athleticism and tenacity ultimately figures to translate at any position along the interior line. None of this will be an issue when the Rams are in their nickel defense -- which should be well over half the time -- as Brockers can simply come off the field. Suh is signing a one-year, $14 million contract, seemingly passing up larger offers for the chance to play on a stacked team. He'll still have plenty of chances to rush the quarterback, and the Giants' Damon Harrison has proven it's not impossible to pile up tackles from the nose spot.
The arms race in the NFC continues with Suh's arrival in Los Angeles. According to Schefter, the deal is worth $14 million, which indicates Suh took less money to join a contender. Suh will team up with 2017 AP Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald to form a fearsome duo in the trenches. Working in conjunction with shut-down corners Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib, Suh is poised for a bounce back as he prepares for his age-31 season. In three years with the Dolphins, Suh averaged 60.3 tackles and 5.2 sacks per campaign while playing in all 48 regular-season contests.
According to acting Jets owner Christopher Johnson, the team has rescinded their offer for Suh, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports.
Johnson stated that the move "wasn't in keeping with our long-term plan" but didn't offer any other clarification. With the Jets out of the running, Suh is now weighing offers from the Titans, Rams and Saints. The five-time Pro-Bowler is the biggest name remaining in free agency.
Suh is weighing offers from the Titans, Rams, Saints and Jets, Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports reports.
Released by Miami last week, Suh is the top remaining player on the market and figures to be paid accordingly. The Jets and Titans probably have the advantage in terms of financial flexibility, but the Rams and Saints can make strong pitches centered around the likelihood of playoff appearances. Suh has played three playoff games, all losses, in his eight NFL seasons.
The Dolphins released Suh on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
With no trade for the defensive tackle having been arranged, the Dolphins will part ways with Suh, who the team signed to a six-year, $114.38 million contract in March 2015. During his third season with Miami, the 31-year-old logged 48 tackles, 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in 16 games. Suh will now look to cash in as a free agent once again, given that he's one of the top defensive-line talents on the market.
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