Posted: 3/08/2015 10:03 pm UTC
Detroit Lions impending free-agent DT Ndamukong Suh is expected to sign with the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday, March 10, getting a six-year deal worth around $114 million with $60 million in guaranteed money, according to sources. Suh will make $60 million in the first three seasons.
Huddle Up: As fully expected, Suh is set to strike it rich and then some with the $19 million average -- which would easily eclipse J.J. Watt's defensive player-record $16.7 million average -- and the hefty $60 million guarantee luring him to South Beach. He's going to have to do quite a bit to earn $19 million, but Sun will immediately upgrade the Dolphins' D, which ranked 20th in points allowed (373) and 21st in yards allowed (5,494) this past season. And if there's an included incentive for avoiding dirty play and suspensions, the Dolphins might be striking a solid deal.
Posted: 3/02/2015 5:03 am UTC
Detroit Lions impending free-agent DT Ndamukong Suh is not expected to be a serious option for the Miami Dolphins, according to beat writer Barry Jackson.
Huddle Up: Suh might not even make it to the open market if the Lions decide to use the franchise tag, and while the Dolphins certainly need defensive-line help, they're not going to be able to pay top dollar unless they continue their WR purge (i.e. getting rid of Mike Wallace).
Posted: 4/10/2014 10:04 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions teammates and coaches were not surprised that DT Ndamukong Suh was not taking part in voluntary workouts. "It certainly didn't blindside me," head coach Jim Caldwell said. "We certainly knew. He and I have probably had more discussions than any player that we've had on the team. He's been in-and-out. I think he was here on a couple days when I came on a visit, so we kind of knew exactly what was going on."
Huddle Up: So Suh's absence wasn't a surprise, but it doesn't sound like it was exactly welcomed by Caldwell and the Lions' new staff, either. Suh, who had 5.5 sacks and 9 tackles for losses last season, has always marched to his own beat, and Caldwell and Co. are more or less going to have to adjust.
Posted: 1/22/2014 7:01 am UTC
Detroit Lions DE Ndamukong Suh was selected first in the first NFL
Pro Bowl draft Tuesday, Jan. 21.
Huddle Up: Somewhat surprising until you consider that the draft was conducted
by position, with interior defensive linemen the first group up. So
who would go first in a real fantasy Pro Bowl draft? The Huddle
conducted one Tuesday with David Dorey taking Drew Brees with the
top selection. Check out the full article to see how the rest of the
Posted: 1/16/2014 9:01 pm UTC
The Detroit Lions have started talks with DT Ndamukong Suh about a long-term extension. Suh has two years left on his rookie deal with the final year being voidable. He'll count $22.4 million against the salary cap in 2014, and it's expected to be $1 million more with him being named to the Pro Bowl. Suh could count $9.7 million against the cap in 2015 even if he walks. The Lions will likely have to make Suh among the highest paid defensive tackles in the league to keep him, however.
Huddle Up: After a sophomore slump in 2011, Suh has bounced back strong with a combined 13.5 sacks over the past 2 seasons. In 2013, he had 48 total tackles, a career-high 6 passes defensed and recorded his first career safety.
Posted: 9/11/2013 1:09 am UTC
Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh was fined $100,000 on Tuesday, Sept.
10 by the NFL for a low hit in the team's Week 1 game against the
Huddle Up: Quite the costly block for Suh, but it's not going to hurt his IDP
owners any as he avoided a suspension.
Posted: 11/27/2012 1:11 am UTC
Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh will not be suspended by the NFL for a kicking incident in the teamï¿½s Week 12 game. Suh could still face a fine for the incident.
Huddle Up: Its a Thanksgiving tradition, the Lions lose and Suh faces diciplinary action.
Posted: 8/15/2012 3:08 am UTC
Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh had a strong day of practice Tuesday, Aug. 14, and is making strides to return to the dominant force on the defensive line that he was in his rookie season. 'In my opinion, Suh is practicing better now than he ever has since he's been here,' defensive line coach Kris Kocurek said. 'He's working. He went back and reviewed everything he did last year, and even the previous year, and tried to pick things out in his game that he needed to improve. Basically, a lot of it is just consistency in what we're trying to do. Fine tuning small details that are going to help him be more productive, and be the player he wants to be on Sunday.'
Huddle Up: The Lions are banking on Suh after a down year, marred by his 2-game suspension for his ill-advised stomping incident on Thanksgiving. Suh's total tackles dropped from 66 to 39 in 2011 and his sacks fell from 10 to 4. If his 2012 numbers return to his 2010 range, the Detroit defense will continue to be a fantasy force after finishing second overall to Chicago in fantasy points.
Posted: 12/06/2011 6:12 pm UTC
Detroit Lions DL Ndamukong Suh lied to police about his crash in downtown Portland, according to two passengers in the car. Suh said that he was trying to pass a taxicab when he lost control of the 1970 Chevrolet Coupe and crashed into a tree, according to the original police report. He also said that no one was injured. No citations were issued. However, two of the people who were passengers in the car have since come forward with information that disputes Suh's story and the amended police report also quotes a third passenger who said she, too, was injured in the crash. "When the light turned green, he floored it," one of the passengers said. "I just remember going so fast and it was violent and just getting thrown around like rag dolls." The woman said she was injured in the crash and she had a cut above her eyebrow which required stitches, a black eye and a busted lip.
Huddle Up: We are still working to confirm allegations that, following the accident, Suh slammed one passenger's head on the ground multiple times before stomping on the other prone passenger's chest. This probably isn't what the league was looking for from Suh as he spends two weeks away from the team due to his suspension.
Posted: 12/03/2011 10:12 pm UTC
Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh crashed his car in Oregon Saturday, Dec. 3. Police officers determined Suh was not impaired and simply lost control of his car. Suh fully cooperated with the officer's investigation. Neither Suh nor the other two people in his car were injured.
Huddle Up: From the AP: "A police spokesman reported that Suh, 24, lost control of a 1970 Chevrolet Coupe and crashed into a curb, light pole, drinking fountain and tree in downtown Portland."