Dolphins Reportedly “Confident” They’ll Sign Ndamukong Suh

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins are “confident” about their chances of signing free agent DT Ndamukong Suh.

There have been some concerns about the Dolphins having enough cap space to sign Suh to a record contract, but Salguero mentions that they believe they can put together a great offer for him.

However, Salguero adds that the Dolphins do not view Suh signing with them as being a certainty.

According to Salguero, the other teams expected to be in the mix for Suh include: the Raiders, Colts, Jaguars, Titans and Lions.

As for the type of contract it would take to get Suh under contract, Salguero writes that it will likely require a six-year commitment worth close to $102 million and includes $30-32 million that is fully guaranteed with another $20-$25 million in additional guarantees.

This fits with a report from Jason La Canfora, who continues to hear that Suh will end up making $17 million per year in his next contract with over $60 million in guarantees.

All sign continue to point to the Dolphins as the team to watch for Suh. As many have said, there is no state income tax in Florida, which is a big difference from California (13.3 percent) and Michigan (4.25 percent).

Suh, 27, recorded 51 tackles, 8.5 sacks and three pass defenses over the course of 16 games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 3 defensive tackle in the league.

We have Suh currently ranked as the No. 1 player in our Top 100 Free Agents List.

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why do the dolphins think they can sign Suh, when they only have 10.5m cap space and the jags have 68m and the Raiders have 64.7m cap space? I understand that Flordia tax issue is no tax versus California tax problem, but seems crazy. You can’t give what you dont have to give. Right?

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Fair point. Miami can free up $30M or so in cap space if they make a few roster moves including parting ways with Mike Wallace either by trade or by releasing him. That would be plenty of money to fit Suh into their books.

Jax could easily make a massive offer, but it seems like many believe he would prefer to play for the Dolphins if given the choice.