Melvin Ingram and Jason Pierre-Paul are two well-known veterans who the Miami Dolphins have added recently; is there another one on the way?
And Ndamukong Suh, a five-time Pro Bowl selection and former Dolphins starter, is involved in this one.
On Wednesday, the Dolphins hosted the third overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft, as reported by Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.
Ndamukong Suh visited the #Dolphins today, according to the league’s transaction wire.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 20, 2023
Suh made eight appearances for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2022, but he hasn’t played at all this year.
For the first time since 2011, when he missed two games due to an NFL suspension for unsportsmanlike behaviour, he did not start every game during the 2022 season.
Suh had 10 tackles, one sack, and two quarterback hits in his eight games with the Eagles last season. He then recorded two tackles and three QB hits in three postseason games.
Vic Fangio, the defensive coordinator for the Dolphins, was a consultant with the Eagles the previous season, though it’s unknown how much contact he would have had with Suh.
With just four interior defensive lineman on the roster (Christian Wilkins, Zach Sieler, Raekwon Davis, and Da’Shawn Hand), the Dolphins have struggled mightily on the defensive line this season. However, Wilkins and Sieler are the ones who play the most regularly.
Although Byron Cowart, Justin Ellis, and youngster Brandon Pili are the Dolphins’ three interior defensive lineman on the practice squad, none of them can clearly compare to Suh’s background or qualifications.
SUH’S FIRST MIAMI STINT
In his thirteen NFL seasons, Suh has played for five different teams. In 2015, he inked a massive six-year, $114 million contract with the Dolphins, which he played for for three years.
Suh did exceptionally well for Miami, averaging 60 tackles and five sacks over three seasons, and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2016, the year the Dolphins qualified for the playoffs as an AFC wild-card club. However, he was never able to live up to the expectations that came with that contract.
After being cut by the Dolphins in March 2018, Suh played one season with the Los Angeles Rams before spending three years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and his Eagles stint.
Suh has participated in three of the five Super Bowls after leaving the Dolphins; he lost with the Rams in 2018 and the Eagles the previous season, but he did win one with the Bucs in 2020.