NFL Rumors: Dolphins Have Not Ruled Out Releasing Ndamukong Suh

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Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh

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It appears the Miami Dolphins could be parting with some big names this offseason.

Jarvis Landry long has been rumored to be on his way out of South Beach, as the wideout and the Dolphins reportedly are not seeing eye-to-eye on a new contract. However, he could be joined by another star in a potential departure from Miami.

According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, the Dolphins have not ruled out releasing veteran defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, whose lofty contract reportedly has forced the Fins into a tough decision.

“At this point, the Dolphins are trying to determine whether a Suh restructuring (if Suh is willing) or a release is the better option,” Jackson writes. “The least appealing option is keeping his cap hit at $26.1 million for next season.”

It makes sense why the Dolphins would want to restructure Suh’s deal. The 31-year-old is under contract through the next two seasons, with an opt-out option heading into the 2020 campaign. That said, Suh still is a dominant force and he’s played a full 16-game slate in all but two of his eight NFL seasons.

As Jackson notes, a decision on Suh can be expected in the coming weeks. If Suh is on the Dolphins’ roster March 19, the team will owe him $8.5 million. And if Suh does end up hitting the open market, there’s no doubt a bevy of teams will be interested in his services.

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