Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Dolphins reportedly set to release superstar Ndamukong Suh, seeking 'culture change'

Dolphins reportedly set to release superstar Ndamukong Suh, seeking 'culture change'

The team traded running back Jay Ajayi during the 2017 season, and just last week agreed to a trade sending wide receiver Jarvis Landry to the Cleveland Browns.

Here's how the move affects the Dolphins' financial standing.

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the team will likely release defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh before the start of the new league year on Wednesday.

Cutting Suh will save the Dolphins almost $17 million in cap room but create a monster $22-plus million dead cap hit, according to Spotrac.

The main reason the Dolphins are releasing Suh is it will save them close to $36 million in cap space over the next two seasons. Considering the Dolphins recent cap situation, they couldn't continue to keep Suh's contract on their roster, mainly because he plays a position that usually doesn't pay defensive tackles that type of money.

Suh, who has earned a reputation as one of the league's dirtiest players, turned 31 years old in January and has seen his sack production dip four consecutive seasons.

The move to release Suh is not about performance, but merely a business decision. The Dolphins made the playoffs as a wild-card team in 2016, but are coming off a disappointing 6-10 season.

However, the Dolphins will also be forced to take on dead cap hits of $9.1 million and $13.1 million over the next two years.

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