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Ndamukong Suh | Defensive Lineman

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/6/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 305
College: Nebraska
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Ndamukong Suh says he wanted to re-sign with the Lions.
"For me, my goal was always to come back," Suh said. "I was never looking to want to leave and figure out a different situation. But at the end of the day, I have to do what's best for myself and for my family." Lions president Tom Lewand said the team made an offer that would have made Suh the highest-paid defensive player in the league. The sides' parting does not seem to be bitter. Suh was upfront about chasing top dollar, and that's what he did. Mar 15 - 4:08 PM

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Dolphins signed DT Ndamukong Suh, formerly of the Lions, to a six-year, $114 million contract with $60 million guaranteed.

It's official, as Suh is being introduced to the Miami media at this very moment. Suh was handed a $60 million check up front upon his signing, and admitted that, yes, choosing the Dolphins was all about the money. It was actually quite refreshing to hear a professional athlete tell the truth. In Miami, Suh will anchor the Dolphins' front and be the NFL's highest-paid defensive player while doing it.
Mar 11 - 4:25 PM's Albert Breer reports the Lions offered free agent Ndamukong Suh $17 million per year, and $58 million guaranteed.

They're numbers confirmed by ESPN, with the Lions' official in-house reporter seeming to take them as fact, as well. Suh's reported Dolphins deal is for $19 million per year, and includes $60 million guaranteed. The offers are close enough that it can be taken as a sign that Suh really wanted to get out of Detroit.
Mar 8 - 2:14 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the Dolphins will sign free agent Ndamukong Suh to a six-year deal worth roughly $114 million with $60 million guaranteed when the signing period opens on Tuesday.

It appears the rumor was true that Suh to Miami is already a done deal. More whispers circulated Sunday that the Chargers, Colts, Lions, and Jaguars have all dropped out of the running for Suh, with the Fins lapping them in financial proposals. The Lions will reset their sights on re-signing Nick Fairley, and probably C.J. Mosley as well. They'll be able to sign three defensive tackles for the price of one Suh, whom at $19 million to $20 million annually will essentially get franchise quarterback money from Miami.
Mar 8 - 1:09 PM

According to Yahoo's Charles Robinson, people around the league are talking about free agent Ndamukong Suh to the Dolphins "as if it already happened."

This seems like a rumor much more than a report, so approach it with some caution. Robinson says league sources are treating DeMarco Murray back to Dallas as if it's a done deal, as well, though Cowboys beat reporters dispute that idea. Either way, the Dolphins are the clear early frontrunners to land Suh. He wouldn't be able to sign with them until Tuesday. Keep in mind the Dolphins were also long seen as the favorites to sign Peyton Manning in 2012. And in the end, they didn't even come close.
Mar 7 - 3:35 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport believes the Chargers will make a run at free agent Ndamukong Suh.

At this point it can be assumed every team will at least consider Suh. He is the best defensive player since Reggie White to hit the open market, and he is one of most disruptive defenders in the league. According to, San Diego is currently $26.283 million under the salary cap.
Mar 7 - 11:50 AM

The Dolphins are confident they'll sign free agent Ndamukong Suh, according to the Miami Herald.

Suh is expected to command in the neighborhood of six years and $102 million with over $60 million guaranteed. That would make Suh the richest defensive player of all-time, ahead of J.J. Watt. Miami recently released Brian Hartline, Nate Garner, Brandon Gibson, and Cortland Finnegan to make room for a top-flight free agent. The Raiders and Colts have also been linked to Suh, who can begin negotiating with teams Saturday.
Mar 6 - 10:17 AM

CBS' Jason La Canfora "(keeps) hearing" free agent Ndamukong Suh's deal will be in the range of $17 million annually, and include more than $60 million guaranteed.

It's the second report in two days to suggest that Suh could eclipse $60 million guaranteed. $17 million would also surpass the $16.6 million J.J. Watt's six-year deal averages. Finally, La Canfora adds to the scuttlebutt that the Dolphins will be front and center for Suh, saying if they don't land him, it "won't be for lack of effort."
Mar 5 - 8:22 PM

Profootballtalk reports the Dolphins remain the "team to watch" for free agent Ndamukong Suh.

Mike Florio's report comes roughly an hour after NFL Network reported that the Raiders are planning to host Suh for a visit. "Multiple league sources" have told Yahoo's Rand Getlin that the Dolphins and Colts are prepared to make the "strongest pushes" for Suh. The smoke connecting Suh to Miami grows thicker by the day.
Mar 5 - 2:48 PM's Mike Silver reports the Raiders are "planning to (host)" free agent Ndamukong Suh for a visit next week.

It's unclear if this is simply a plan or has been arranged with Suh's agent. The latter, of course, would be tampering, as free agents can't talk to potential teams until Saturday. Getting Suh to visit would be a coup, as he's unlikely to leave wherever he lands first. The Raiders have more than enough cap space to make Suh the league's highest-paid defender.
Mar 5 - 2:04 PM

The Indianapolis Star would "not place too big a bet" on free agent Ndamukong Suh signing with the Colts.

The Colts have been linked to the crown jewel of this year's free-agent class, but reporter Stephen Holder is unsure if Suh is a fit for the Colts' defense. Suh would be making the transition from a 4-3 defense to 3-4 scheme in Indy. Our opinion is that if Suh isn't a fit for your defense, perhaps you're running the wrong defense.
Mar 5 - 1:55 PM

Multiple league sources tell Yahoo's Rand Getlin that the Dolphins and Colts are poised to make the "strongest pushes" for free agent Ndamukong Suh.

Getlin reports Suh's guarantees could "exceed" $60 million, topping J.J. Watt's $51.8 million. A source "close to Suh's camp" told Getlin this year's top free-agent prize has a "slight preference" for the Dolphins, although the Colts and Lions "aren't far behind" in the Suh sweepstakes. The NFL's negotiating window opens Saturday. The free agent signing period begins next Tuesday.
Mar 4 - 8:47 PM

"Several NFL sources" tell the New York Daily News the Giants may "(consider) a run" at free agent Ndamukong Suh.

We'd guess most teams are "considering a run" at the best defensive free agent since Mario Williams — if not Reggie White — but ESPN did report in September that Suh had his eye on New York City. The problem for the G-Men is that they're relatively tight against the cap, and have glaring needs elsewhere, most notably along their offensive line. The Giants will likely kick the tires, but we doubt Suh ends up in NYC.
Mar 3 - 3:57 PM

The Detroit Free Press reports free agent Ndamukong Suh wants to be the league's highest-paid defender by both average annual salary and guaranteed money.

J.J. Watt is the man to beat on both fronts. Watt's six-year, $100 million deal comes out to $16.6 million annually, and includes $51.8 million guaranteed. They're staggering numbers, but Suh has a legit shot at passing them. Many of the league's most-desperate teams, such as Jacksonville and Oakland, find themselves flush with cap space. Suh is their best shot at a signature signing.
Mar 3 - 1:33 PM

ESPN's Mark Dominik considers the Dolphins one of three teams with a "real shot" at landing free agent Ndamukong Suh.

Dominik compares Suh to Reggie White as a "once in a generational talent" who will actually find his way to the open market. We don't disagree with that assessment. It's noteworthy that Dominik worked with Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey for several years in Tampa Bay. At age 28, Suh is going to command the largest contract among defensive players in NFL history.
Mar 2 - 6:19 PM