Report: Teams think Ndamukong Suh to Dolphins is ‘done’ deal
Ndamukong Suh is the biggest free agent on the market and there has been a ton of speculation about where he will sign. From the sounds of things, Suh may end up in Miami.
Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel said on Twitter Wednesday that teams believe Suh to the Dolphins is a “done” deal.
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.
— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) March 4, 2015
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. Additionally, it should be noted that despite their lack of success in recent years, the Dolphins have landed top free agents the past two offseasons in Mike Wallace and Branden Albert.
Yahoo’s Rand Getlin echoed Kelly’s report by saying that the Dolphins and Colts are expected to make huge pushes for Suh. Getlin reports that the Dolphins have the edge, saying “a source close to Suh’s camp indicated Suh had a slight preference for Miami.”
One selling point for the Dolphins is that the state of Florida does not have an income tax, which allows players to take home more of the money for which they sign.
The Lions still have until March 10 to try re-signing Suh before he becomes a free agent, and they have been adamant that they will make a strong effort to retain him. Still, based on this video, we don’t believe Suh will return to the Lions.
Teams can begin negotiating with potential free agents on Saturday.