Dolphins ready to release defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh
Life is happening fast for Ndamukong Suh, reportedly. According to a report from Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Miami Dolphins are prepared to absorb an enormous dead cap charge next offseason to dump Ndamukong Suh.
You know, not even to bother trade him, but just cut ties with him completely.
This news is obviously circulating after the near chokeslam of Ryan Mallett last weekend and several players coming out to say how awful and dirty of a player Suh is.
In fact, here is Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson discussing — not so politely — the defensive lineman:
“I think he’s crossed the line since he’s been in the league,” Watson said on Friday’s PFT PM podcast. “Years ago I was playing with the Browns and I remember him body slamming Jake Delhomme when he was in Detroit. I mean there’s been numerous times — he’s stomped on Aaron Rodgers. There’s been numerous times where he’s done things that are totally unacceptable in our league and things that as a player we all go out there and give our best effort, we prepare, we provide for our families, this is our life’s work. And for someone to come out and do things outside of the game. He’s a dominant player, he’s a powerful player, he’s a guy who can totally take control of a game. He’s that guy that you have to say, ‘Hey, we have to make a certain protection for this guy’, because he’s that good of a defensive player. And so for him to go the extra mile and to do things to hurt people or maybe he thinks it’s intimidating people, there’s no place for it in the game and what he did last night is kind of his M.O. That’s what he’s been doing since he’s been in the league. He gets fined and keeps on going, and I hope the league looks at what he did last night and punish him accordingly.”
Let’s be clear about something. Even if Suh isn’t as dominant as he once was, the Dolphins simply cutting him without asking for anything in return is CRAZY.
Teams across the league are likely rooting for this to happen, as Suh would be a major upgrade at the position for 90 percent of the league at that position.