Ndamukong Suh is apparently still harboring some hard feelings towards the Detroit Lions despite his tenure with the team long having passed.
The Los Angeles Rams travel to Detroit for this weekend’s game against the Lions. That means Suh will face off against the team with whom he started his career. Ahead of the matchup against his former team, Suh chose to bite his tongue when he was asked to comment about the Lions. Suh was complimentary of the city and its citizens. However, it’s obvious he was in no mood to speak about the Lions’ organization in good terms.
Ndamukong Suh, asked if he had any feelings about the Detroit Lions: “I’ll refrain from my comments about the organization. The city is an amazing city. Great people there. … But I’ll refrain from (comments about) the organization.”
Suh spent the first five seasons of his NFL career with the Lions after being drafted No. 2 overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. During that time, he established himself as a dominant defensive force. Since then he has played for the Miami Dolphins and Rams.
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.
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.
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.
Rams defensive line practicing sacking the quarterback, without drawing a penalty. Ndamukong Suh, everyone. pic.twitter.com/dJE99fWadp
NFL contracts are often a hot-button issue. People love to debate who’s making too much, too little, who deserves more, and who is overpaid. Some athletes outplay their deals, while others cash in and fail to deliver. Teams obviously try hard to avoid the latter situation, but sometimes things don’t work out as hoped.
With all of that in mind, here’s a look at the worst contract on every NFL team entering the 2018 season.
Arizona Cardinals – Jermaine Gresham, TE
After signing him to two consecutive one-year deals, the Cardinals suddenly decided to invest heavily in Jermaine Gresham, signing him to a four-year, $28 million deal with $16.5 million guaranteed. The $7 million annual salary far exceeds any contract Gresham had previously signed, which is curious considering he hasn’t exceeded 500 yards in a single season since 2012 with the Cincinnati Bengals. Add in that Greshman is now on the wrong side of 30, and it’s easy to understand how he made this list.
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.
Ndamukong Suh said he’s looking forward to playing with Aaron Donald but hasn’t talked contracts with him. Suh: “He deserves more than I got, so I’ll leave it at that.” Suh signed for 6 years and $114 million with Miami in 2015.
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.”
The NFL free agency frenzy has officially come and gone, and while there are still plenty of moves to be made, the noteworthy trades, signings, releases and tenders are all set in stone.
Free agency itself was as wild as ever, but the trade market was also far more active than usual. And as the result of both, a plethora of superstars have new homes heading into the 2018.
Here’s a look at 20 NFL players who will thrive with their new team.
20. Justin Pugh, OL, Arizona Cardinals
Behind Andrew Norwell, Nate Solder and one or two others, Justin Pugh was arguably the most talented offensive lineman available in free agency. The versatile Pugh proved himself to be a selfless team-first player with the Giants, shifting positions based on the team’s needs. He played both tackle and guard positions, and played relatively well at each. With some positional stability in Arizona, Pugh should excel so long as he can remain healthy.
Suh reportedly took less money than another team offered him so he could sign with the Rams, and you can understand why. The star defensive tackle should have plenty of opportunities to terrorize opposing quarterbacks while playing alongside Donald. L.A. has also added star cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib this offseason, so they are clearly going all-in. That should make life a lot easier for Goff and his offensive teammates.
Ndamukong Suh has finally decided where he wants to continue his football career, and Los Angeles Rams fans will be quite pleased with his choice.
The Rams announced on Monday that they have signed Suh to a one-year deal. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the deal is worth $14 million and that the defensive tackle took less money from L.A. than he was offered elsewhere.
Former Dolphins’ DT Ndamukong Suh reached agreement with Los Angeles Rams on a one-year, $14 million deal, per source. Suh took less to go to LA.
The Rams have seemed like the favorite to land Suh all along, and their defensive front should be among the best in the NFL with Suh and Aaron Donald rushing opposing quarterbacks. Suh also considered signing with the New Orleans Saints and Tennessee Titans.
While he recently turned 31, Suh did not miss a game in his three seasons with the Miami Dolphins and has continued to play at a high level. He was reportedly released for reasons other than football, but that didn’t scare the Rams away.
Ndamukong Suh should be revealing his free agency decision any day now, and the most likely scenario seems to be that he winds up with the Los Angeles Rams.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Rams are considered the favorite to sign Suh despite those close to the star defensive tackle insisting the Tennessee Titans and New Orleans Saints are still in play.
From @GMFB, on the Ndamukong Suh free agency: The #Rams appear to be the front-runner for his services. Suh hasn’t ruled the #Titans or #Saints out, and those close to him say he’s still open-minded. But Los Angeles has emerged as the team to beat in his protracted saga.
While he recently turned 31, Suh did not miss a game in his three seasons with the Miami Dolphins and has continued to play at a high level. The thought of him playing alongside Aaron Donald is one that should keep opposing quarterbacks up at night, and we know one other team has taken itself out of the running to sign Suh. Los Angeles would be a good landing spot for him.