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Monday, June 1, 2020

Ndamukong Suh

Watch: Ndamukong Suh gets away with swatting Patrick Mahomes

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The referees were throwing penalty flags left and right in the first half of Monday night’s Kansas City Chiefs-Los Angeles Rams game, but somehow they failed to call a penalty on Ndamukong Suh for swatting Patrick Mahomes.

The Kansas City quarterback scrambled to the 1-yard line in the second quarter and was met by two Rams defenders. Suh completely swatted him in the head but got away with it.

With so many penalties being called in the game, it’s a wonder that Suh got away with what could have been illegal hands to the face.

Maybe if it were a Chiefs player who had done it, a penalty flag would have been thrown.

Ndamukong Suh calls Rams’ run defense ‘terrible’

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Ndamukong Suh had some harsh words for his Los Angeles Rams’ run defense.

The Rams were gashed for 190 yards on the ground in their narrow win over the Seattle Seahawks last weekend. That is one of the lone areas of weakness for the 5-0 team.

On Thursday, Suh called the team’s run defense “terrible” lately.

The Rams rank third in the league in points scored and sixth in points allowed. Their first in yards gained and ninth in yards allowed. But they are 18th in the league in rushing yards allowed and 29th with 5.0 yards per carry allowed.

Suh seems confident that the team can fix the matter with better execution. We weren’t the only ones to take note of their issues stopping the run.

This Ndamukong Suh practice video is too perfect

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A video of Ndamukong Suh at Los Angeles Rams practice on Thursday is going viral for a great reason.

ESPN’s Rams reporter Lindsey Thiry shared a video of the Rams doing drills to work on sacking the quarterback without incurring a roughing the passer penalty. The video shows what happened with Ndamukong Suh approached the dummy.

Yes, Suh ran up to the dummy and then socked it with a huge punch. Thiry later explained that Suh knew she was filming and did it for show.

In the past we have seen Suh:
Step on a quarterback
Grab one by the throat
Kick them

Straight up punching one would be new territory though, even for him.

Ndamukong Suh: Aaron Donald deserves more money than me

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Aaron Donald received a nice vote of support from one of his newest teammates in his pursuit of a new contract.

Ndamukong Suh, long viewed as one of the top defensive players in the NFL, said from Los Angeles Rams training camp Friday that Donald deserves more money than he does.

Keep in mind that Suh signed for $114 million in 2015 and is making nearly $17 million this season. Donald is in the final season of his rookie deal and set to make under $7 million. As arguably the best defensive player in the NFL, Donald is seriously underpaid. The Rams just gave big money to Brandin Cooks and Todd Gurley, which is why a Donald holdout could become “lengthy.”

Jets rescind offer to Ndamukong Suh

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You can count the New York Jets out of the Ndamukong Suh race.

Jets owner Christopher Johnson said on Sunday that the team has rescinded its offer to Suh, a free agent defensive lineman. According to SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano, Johnson said that signing Suh did not fit in with the team’s long-term plan.

The Jets seem more like a team building for the future rather than being in win-now mode, which makes sense why Suh wouldn’t fit in with their long-term plan. But the team had so much cap space after being unable to reel in Kirk Cousins that perhaps their GM was eager to spend it elsewhere, hence the offer to Suh.

Suh had positive visits with the Titans and Saints. And there’s one NFC West team that thinks they have a good shot of landing him.

Ndamukong Suh had positive visits with Saints, Titans

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Ndamukong Suh is one of the best available free agents, and he should have at least two good teams to choose from.

Suh, who was released by the Miami Dolphins last week, had visits with the New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans. He told Yahoo Sports’ Jordan Schultz that his visits went well.

The Cowboys are another team that had interest in Suh, but due to their salary cap situation, they are an unlikely possibility. The Seahawks are another team that has been linked to Suh.

The 31-year-old defensive lineman played in all 16 regular season games for the sixth straight season. He had 48 total tackles and 4.5 sacks last season. In addition to the cost, the Dolphins also reportedly released Suh for locker room reasons.

Report: Dolphins plan to get rid of Ndamukong Suh after 2017

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Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has apparently worn out his welcome in Miami.

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Suh is not in the Miami Dolphins’ plans beyond the 2017 season, with the team left underwhelmed by both his production and his on-field behavior.

Despite a contract that would leave the Dolphins with a $26 million cap hit in 2018, Suh has failed to significantly improve a run defense that finished 28th in 2015, his first year there, and regressed to 30th in 2016.

In addition, there are issues with teammates, who view him as “aloof,” and discipline — La Canfora says incidents like his throat grab of Ryan Mallett, while not necessarily the entire reason, will only accelerate his departure from the team.

Such is Miami’s eagerness to move on from Suh that they would reportedly be willing to swallow a $13 million cap hit in 2019 to see him off.

Between the underwhelming and occasionally dirty play and incidents like this one that have rubbed teammates the wrong way, the Suh experiment simply has not worked out for Miami. It’s easy to see why they’re ready to get out of it.