Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel said on Twitter Wednesday that teams believe Suh to the Dolphins is a “done” deal.
Kelly also published a column saying the Dolphins are expected to make an “all-out” effort to sign the four-time All-Pro defensive tackle. He says the team’s offer to Suh is expected to be for greater than $100 million, with over half of it guaranteed.
Word on the street regarding Suh is that when Steve Ross is involved you better be prepared to big high. Teams think Suh to Miami is done.
Miami Dolphins' Owner Steve Ross seems to win in free agency every year. Forbes has the net worth of Steve Ross to be $6.5 billion. Steve may try and spend every last penny in bringing a winner to Miami. Two years ago, it was Pittsburgh Steelers' WR Mike Wallace who took the big money from the Dolphins. Now, they are looking to release him. Last year, it was free agent OT Branden Albert who came over from the Kansas City Chiefs. Albert played all of nine games in protecting the blind side of QB Ryan Tannehill.
The misunderstood DT Ndamukong Suh has only been suspended for two games in his NFL career. That was for stomping on the arm of a Packers offensive lineman in 2011. The league went soft on him last year after he stepped on the leg of Green Bay Packers' QB Aaron Rodgers turning a one game suspension into a $70,000.00 fine. He's also been fined $100,000 for two player-safety violations. In 2012, he was fined $30,000 for kicking Houston Texans' QB Matt Schaub in the groin. Suh was also fined for trying to rip Cincinnati Bengals' QB Andy Dalton's helmet off following a sack in a preseason game. He was fined just $20,000.00 for that vicious attack. Suh was also fined for hits on Chicago Bears' QB Jay Cutler and Carolina Panthers' QB Jake Delhomme. It is safe to say that Ndamukong Suh does not like QB's or linemen.
You get what you pay for. Maybe, this year the NFL will hammer these players that misbehave or play "dirty." If so, Ndamukong Suh will be watching the games instead of playing in them for his new team, the Miami Dolphins.
Paul Murphy is a freelance writer from New Hampshire.