Per the Palm Beach Post's Andrew Abramson (@AbramsonPBP), the Miami Dolphins superstar free agent Ndamukong Suh is expected to break his routine of skipping OTAs and will be joining his team today to practice.
Suh, who signed a 6-year $114 million contract to become the NFL's highest paid defensive player, regularly skipped voluntary work with the Detroit Lions in order to train with his own personal trainer, and Suh had been off the grid ever since the first day of voluntary team workouts.
But now it appears that Suh is looking to get a good feel for his new team as he will be there practicing with the rest of the Dolphins players, and there is hope within the organization that Suh will take it upon himself to mentor younger players like second-round draft pick Jordan Phillips, who has the physical tools and attributes to become a star in the NFL.
Suh being there for OTAs probably won't do anything to influence how the team does in the regular season, but it will definitely help his image with a fan base who generally feels that he should be there because of the massive contract he received. Whether he shows up or not, it probably won't make a difference to how he'll play come September, he's still Ndamukong Suh, and comparisons to Albert Haynesworth just don't match up with who Suh is.
What this will do however is get him further acclimated with his new teammates, and in the case of certain players (Jason Fox and possibly Louis Delmas), give him a chance for a reunion with his former Lions teammates on the football field. There's no contact in OTAs, so the opportunity to Suh in true action will have to wait until training camp.
This story was written by Luis Sung. Follow him on Twitter: @FLSportDebater