Ndamukong Suh's fits in NFL free agency: Colts, Browns top list – NFL.com

Ndamukong Suh is headed out of Miami. The five-time Pro Bowler was released by the Dolphins, the team announced Wednesday, after just three seasons of a six-year, $114 million contract.

His tenure in South Florida began with fanfare, as Miami backed up the armored truck to lure him from Detroit in free agency in 2015, but the expected success never followed. Leading a franchise turnaround is a tall order for any defensive tackle, and while the Dolphins came closest in the 10-6 campaign of 2016, they never quite got what they wanted out of the Suh era.

Now, Suh will enter the open market likely still commanding a per-year salary in the mid-teens ($12 million-$17 million range). He offers a career resume of 420 tackles, 51.5 sacks, 28 passes defensed and four forced fumbles over eight NFL seasons, as well as a reputation for being a disruptive force who almost always commands a double-team.

That sounds enticing for plenty of teams, even if Suh just turned 31 in January and plays a position that becomes increasingly harder on the body as time goes on. If that’s a concern, durability shouldn’t be: Suh has played in all 16 games of each season but one (he played in 14 games in 2011).

So where might the defensive tackle who was scheduled to carry a $26.1 million cap hit in 2018 land in the coming days? Let’s take a look at fits, in both roster and finances.

1) Indianapolis Colts: General manager Chris Ballard could build himself quite a defensive line rather quickly by signing Suh and drafting defensive end Bradley Chubb third overall next month, though let’s not put the cart ahead of the horse here. What’s more important at this point is Indianapolis’ cap room — a cool $71.96

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