The Miami Dolphins have signed unrestricted free agent Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to a six-year contract, it was announced on Wednesday.
“I am very happy to announce that the Miami Dolphins have signed Ndamukong Suh,” said Dolphins General Manager Dennis Hickey. “Adding a player of Ndamukong’s caliber was certainly a priority for the organization for the contributions he can make on and off the field. He is an elite and durable player in his prime who can impact the game in a variety of ways. His skill, work ethic and mindset will add to our strong core and help strengthen not only our defense, but the entire team.”
“There are not many opportunities to be able to add a player of Ndamukong’s talent and this certainly is an exciting moment for the organization,” added Executive Vice President of Football Operations Mike Tannenbaum. “It took many people to be able to accomplish this signing and we’re thrilled to bring Ndamukong to the Miami Dolphins.”
The 6-4, 305-pound, Suh joins Miami after spending the past five seasons (2010-14) with the Detroit Lions. In his career, he has started all 78 games in which he has played and has recorded 238 tackles (179 solo), 36 sacks, one interception, 15 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. His 36 sacks since entering the NFL in 2010 are the most among defensive tackles. Additionally, he is a four-time Pro Bowl selection (2010, 2012-14), four-time first-team All-Pro (2010-11, 2013-14) and was second-team All-Pro in 2012. He was also named AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2010.
In 2014, Suh started all 16 games and recorded 53 tackles (44 solo), 8.5 sacks and three passes defensed. He also added 21 tackles for loss which was the third most in the NFL. Originally, Suh was selected in the first round (2nd overall) in the 2010 NFL draft.
Suh played collegiately at Nebraska where he played in 53 games with 39 starts and notched 215 tackles (125 solo), 24 sacks, 57 tackles for loss, four interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns, 15 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and six blocked kicks. His 57 stops for loss ranked second in school history and led all NCAA defensive tackles at the time. His 12 sacks as a senior in 2009 were the second-most by a Husker defensive tackle in a season and his 10 passes defensed set a school record. That year, he received many accolades, including being named a Unanimous All-American, All Big-12 Conference first team, AP College Player of the Year, Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year as well as one of five finalists for the Heisman Trophy, becoming the first finalist as a defensive tackle since 1994. Born January 6, 1987 in Portland, Ore., Suh was a Parade All-American at Grant High School.
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