Dolphins reportedly releasing Ndamukong Suh for locker room reasons
The Miami Dolphins are expected to release Ndamukong Suh at some point this week, but the decision apparently has nothing to do with the way the star defensive tackle has played over the past three seasons.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Dolphins are parting ways with Suh for locker room reasons more than anything else. The 31-year-old has played well for Miami and not missed a game in three years, but head coach Adam Gase feels moving on from Suh is necessary.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2018
“This is really about regaining the locker room and getting the kinds of players that Dolphins coach Adam Gase wants,” Rapoport said. “… He’s kind of trying to regain the locker room and fill it with guys who really just want to play football and nothing else. Suh was a guy they deemed had to go, and now he’s expected to go.”
Suh is one of the most physically dominant players in football, but there have been rumblings that his teammates were aggravated with his cheap shot antics. Those have been part of Suh’s game for several years, and you can understand why they might wear on players and coaches who see their team punished because of them.