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Ndamukong Suh | Defensive Lineman | #93

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/6/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 320
College: Nebraska
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (2) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Dolphins coach Adam Gase expects Ndamukong Suh to take part in OTAs later this month.
Some of Suh's teammates were reportedly "privately steamed" when he blew off "voluntary" practice last month, but he'll be back for the equally "voluntary" OTAs. Suh has followed the same offseason regimen for years, and remained a dominant player throughout. May 12 - 6:51 PM

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Dolphins DC Vance Joseph expects DT Ndamukong Suh to have a big year in his system.

Joseph is replacing Kevin Coyle, under whom Suh managed six sacks in 16 starts last year. "Our scheme is going to be an attacking scheme," promised Joseph. "With his size and quickness, there shouldn't be any reason why he shouldn't be successful inside." Suh disappointed after signing a six-year, $114 million contract, but Coyle's scheme and the circus-like environment in Miami did not help. Joseph has said he will focus on getting Suh more 1-on-1s matchups, but Suh is paid big bucks because he should be able to dominate even when offenses are hellbent on stopping him.
May 7 - 1:38 PM

The Miami Herald reports Ndamukong Suh's teammates are "privately steamed" about the high-priced defensive tackle skipping voluntary workouts.

Suh annually skips voluntary workouts to train at the Nike complex in Oregon, but it's not sitting well following his controversial 2015 Dolphins debut. Per reporter Adam Beasley, the "vanishing act" is "not playing well with his already-skeptical teammates." Making historic money, Suh will be on the spot in 2016 as the Dolphins once again try to pick up the pieces.
Apr 26 - 3:58 PM

The Dolphins restructured DT Ndamukong Suh’s contract.

Miami was $3 million over the cap after transition-tagging Olivier Vernon. Restructuring Suh will save them around $15 million.
Mar 5 - 6:56 PM

Ndamukong Suh said he is "excited" about the Dolphins' future.

"We’ve got great players. We’ve got (several) players who participated in the Pro Bowl," Suh said. "That’s a great sign. Now, we have to bring it together as a collective unit." Suh also complimented new coach Adam Gase, who he called "a great coach" and "very fiery and competitive." The Dolphins do have some talent, but they are lacking at key positions on both sides of the ball. Miami will need to restructure Suh's deal to address those needs this offseason.
Feb 18 - 12:00 PM

The Dolphins plan to restructure Ndamukong Suh’s contract.

Restructuring Suh will drop his cap number from $28.6M to $10.4M. After releasing Quinton Coples and Brice McCain, the Dolphins could also cut ties with Greg Jennings and Jordan Cameron.
Feb 13 - 4:45 PM

New Dolphins DC Vance Joseph believes he knows how to get Ndamukong Suh more 1-on-1 opportunities in 2016.

"We've got some ways. but I can't share those," Joseph said, unhelpfully. "We've got some ways to get him more single blocks, one-on-ones, and more opportunities." Suh spent the majority of his 2015 occupying blockers, but was still a dominant force in the middle of the Dolphins' defense. One of the league's best defensive players turned 29 three weeks ago.
Jan 28 - 2:55 PM

The Dolphins have the option to restructure Ndamukong Suh's contract this offseason.

Suh signed a gargantuan six-year, $114 million contract last offseason which carries a 2016 cap hit of $28.6 million. The Dolphins have the option to convert his $23.485 million salary into a bonus, spreading the cap hit over the rest of the contract and creating roughly $18 million in immediate space. That decision would have ramifications down the road, but the cap-strapped Dolphins may not have a choice. Miami is one of three teams currently projected to be over the cap.
Jan 27 - 7:59 PM

Dolphins football czar Mike Tannenbaum admits Ndamukong Suh "hasn’t played as well as we hoped."

Suh appeared bored and/or confused in ex-DC Kevin Coyle's system, and hasn't been the one-man wrecking crew he often was in Detroit. That being said, he's still the No. 7 defensive tackle in Pro Football Focus' ratings. Interim DC Lou Anarumo's first order of business is sparking Suh's play.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 04:13:00 PM

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin disputes the notion that Ndamukong Suh was "freelancing" in Sunday's loss.

"I didn’t see anything of the sort," Philbin said. "Not sure where that came from." The Miami Herald, a highly-reliable source for all things Dolphins, stands by its report. "Freelancing" or not, Suh isn't going to be the issue for Miami's defense this season.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 01:56:00 PM

The Miami Herald reported Ndamukong Suh created "confusion" in the Dolphins' defense by freelancing at times on Sunday.

After the game, Suh took a thinly veiled shot at the coaching staff. "At the end of the day, we have to go back to the drawing board and figure out what we want to run so guys can make plays and go from there." Suh has just two tackles through two games as the highest-paid defensive player in the league.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 08:57:00 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Ndamukong Suh will not face league punishment for an incident with Redskins RB Alfred Morris Week 1.

Suh knocked Morris' helmet off with his leg after a tackle on Sunday. Some viewed the incident as a kick, but the NFL has apparently decided the contact was accidental as Suh attempted to get up following the tackle. This situation never should have been a story, but a player with Suh's history will always be under the microscope.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 10:22:00 AM

Ndamukong Suh is expected to participate in this week's OTAs.

Suh showed up for the first day of April workouts and then bolted, leaving outsiders to question the $114 million man. Of course, Suh rarely participated in voluntary OTAs while with the Lions and it obviously didn't affect him in the fall. It's a story that will make far more headlines than it's worth.
Tue, May 26, 2015 08:02:00 AM

The league has concluded the Dolphins didn't violate tampering rules in their pursuit of Ndamukong Suh.

The Dolphins' agreement with Suh appears to have been hammered out a full three days before the start of free agency, but the league doesn't want another scandal on its hands. The NFL has made things hard on itself with its vague and begging-to-be-broken "legal" tampering rules. A clarification should be in order for 2016.
Tue, May 12, 2015 04:05:00 PM

Ndamukong Suh was present as the Dolphins opened their spring workouts.

It's only notable because Suh annually ruffled feathers in Detroit by skipping these voluntary sessions. It appears he wants to make a good first impression in Miami after they gave him a $114 million contract with $60 million guaranteed.
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 10:21:00 AM

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