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Monday, June 25, 2018

Ndamukong Suh has plenty of space in Dolphins’ locker room

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The Miami Dolphins are making some changes around their facility in the post-Joe Philbin era, but their highest-paid player has not been forced to sacrifice his comfy locker room setup.

According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, interim head coach Dan Campbell ordered a change in the locker room layout over the weekend. Campbell took the advice of new assistant head coach Darren Rizzi, who suggested the players be grouped by position. Salguero notes that “most players had their lockers changed,” but the location of two players’ stalls struck him as interesting.

Defensive linemen Ndamukong Suh and Cameron Wake have four empty stalls separating their lockers. It is not unusual for veterans to have extra space, but Salguero — who is in the locker room all the time — finds the setup to be “strange.” Suh and Wake have had their lockers like that all season, but Campbell apparently felt that some changes were needed. Placing Suh and Wake closer to their teammates weren’t among the changes.

What does that mean? Probably nothing. Barry Bonds used to have extra space in the locker room, which was one of the perks of his monster contract. The same is probably true of Suh, but Salguero felt it is worth noting in the wake of some of the disturbing reports we have heard about the Pro Bowler that indicate he isn’t happy.

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