Breaking: Dolphins could be releasing Ndamukong Suh today

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 14: Andre Williams /

The Miami Dolphins may be releasing Ndamukong Suh today and it appears that Suh’s future in Miami is coming to an end.

Earlier today Ndamukong Suh posted a message on Twitter. At around 5:00 a.m. in Seattle, Suh said that he was excited for the day and to “stay tuned” that “exciting things would be going on”.

The cryptic message really didn’t say much other than he was getting ready to workout but now a new Tweet from Jeff Darlington who is very dialed in to the Dolphins and their plans is saying that Suh could be gone as early as today.

If Suh is released or traded it will be the biggest move of the Dolphins off-season that dwarfs the trade of Jarvis Landry. How would the release effect the Dolphins and their cap?

If Suh is released as a pre-June 1st player or traded as the same, the Dolphins will eat $22.2 million and save $3.9 million in cap space. If Suh is designated as a post-June 1 cut/trade the Dolphins will save $17 million in cap space and eat roughly $9 million. A huge amount of dead money regardless. To say nothing about the hole that will be left as well.

Suh is the Dolphins best defensive player by far so what are the Dolphins thinking? It is not all about money. The Dolphins, specifically Adam Gase is trying to change the culture in Miami and that starts with attitude. Good and even great players can still have a negative impact on a team dynamic. That is not to say that either Landry or Suh did but neither of them were/are leaders. Not vocally.

If this happens and it now appears to be more of when and how rather than if, it will be a huge sign that the Dolphins are reshaping their team and if that is the case, it might be better to blow it up and start over.

It was reported yesterday by the media that the Dolphins had talked to Suh or were going to talk to Suh about restructuring his contract.