Dolphins plan to move on from Ndamukong Suh, Lawrence Timmons

ESPN.com | 3/12/2018 | Staff
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The Miami Dolphins are planning to release defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, league sources told ESPN's Jeff Darlington.

The team also has released veteran linebacker Lawrence Timmons, who signed with the team last offseason.

Dolphins - Move - Monday - Wednesday - Sources

While the Dolphins could make the move as early as Monday, it likely will happen Wednesday, sources said.

Suh might have hinted at the upcoming move when he tweeted a video Monday morning in which he said "There will be some exciting things going on."

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The Dolphins are moving on from Suh and Timmons as they continue their attempt at a culture change -- a plan that already led to the trades of wide receiver Jarvis Landry last week and running back Jay Ajayi in October.

Suh - Release - Contract - Miami - Books

Suh's release also will take a large contract off Miami's books. Suh carried a salary-cap number of $26.1 million for the 2018 season, including a base salary of $16.985 million.

If Suh is designated as a post-June 1 cut, the team would save $17 million against the 2018 salary cap. Releasing Suh now would save the Dolphins just $3.9 million against the cap.

Timmons - Release - Money - Team - Cap

Timmons' release leaves $7.25 million in dead money on the team's salary cap.

The Dolphins will reportedly part with another star, and their standout defensive tackle should have several suitors when he hits the open market.

Suh - Expectations - Contract - Pro - Bowl

Suh, 31, never hit the heightened expectations that came with the six-year, $114.4 million contract he signed in 2015. He has made just one Pro Bowl over the past three seasons and has not totaled more than six sacks in a season.

He has never won a playoff game, and with him last year, Miami finished 29th in run defense and 26th in sacks. He had 4½...
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