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.
Suh will be released soon, Jeff Darlington of ESPN.com reports.
Presumably unable to find a trade, the Dolphins will release Suh before March 19, at which point half of his $17 million base salary for 2018 would become guaranteed. The 31-year-old defensive tackle averaged 5.2 sacks and 60 tackles in his three seasons in Miami, but he hasn't been quite as dominant as the Dolphins were hoping when they signed him to a six-year, $114.38 million deal in 2015. Suh is still one of the best defensive tackles in the league and might be the top defensive player available in free agency.
Suh could be released this offseason, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports.
Signed to a six-year, $114.38 million contract three years ago, Suh has averaged 60 tackles and 5.2 sacks without missing a game during his three seasons in Miami. The issue isn't his performance but rather his $26.1 million cap hit for 2018. The Dolphins are adding DE Robert Quinn to a defensive line that's already among the most expensive position groups in the league, and they ultimately may decide that Suh isn't worth retaining, even though there would be a huge dead cap hit associated with his release. A decision will come before March 19, at which point $8.5 million of his $17 million base salary becomes guaranteed. The Dolphins may also explore trade possibilities, though the size of Suh's contract likely would limit compensation to a late-round draft pick.
Suh accrued three tackles (two solo) and one sack Monday against the Patriots.
Suh played all 61 defensive snaps Monday, as a full workload is becoming the norm for the veteran defensive end. He has a good opportunity to stuff the sack column against the Bills in Week 15, since QB Tyrod Taylor has been sacked on 9.4 percent of his dropbacks, though it's worth noting the Bills don't pass a great deal.
Suh (undisclosed) is active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Nothing surfaced about the nature of Suh's injury, so it was likely a maintenance day or a hiccup from his previous knee injury. Either way, he'll look to increase his sack count against QB Tom Brady on Sunday.
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