Johnson explained that adding Suh “wasn’t in keeping with our long-term plan,” and the agreed to rescind their offer after he spoke with GM Mike Maccagnan. According to Johnson, HC Todd Bowles was not involved in the meeting.
Albert Breer reports that the Jets’ offer to Suh came with a deadline that passed late last week, which led to the offer basically expiring.
A few days ago, reports mentioned that the Jets had emerged as a “serious contender” for Suh and had even made him the largest offer. However, it appears as though Suh will end up deciding between the Titans, Rams and Saints.
It’s worth mentioning that signing Suh to a contract won’t impact a team’s 2019 compensatory picks, given that he was released this offseason.
Suh, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Lions back in 2010. He spent five years in Detroit before signing a six-year, $114 million contract that included $60 million guaranteed with the Dolphins a few years ago.
Suh was set to make base salaries of $16.985 million (2018), $18.985 million (2019), and $18.36 million (2020) over the remainder of the contract when the Dolphins designated him as a post-June 1 release.
In 2017, Suh appeared in all 16 games for the Dolphins and recorded 48 tackles, 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 5 interior defender out of 122 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 50 Available 2018 NFL Free Agents list.