Here's how the move affects the Dolphins' financial standing.
Suh, 31, never hit the heightened expectations that came with the six-year, $114.4 million contract he signed in 2015.
One added note on the pending Suh release: I mentioned it could happen "as early as today".
Only a few days away from the start of free agency, the Seattle Seahawks might be in line to make their first big splash by catching a former Miami Dolphin. He followed that up by registering 41 tackles and 5.5 sacks in 2016 as he was elected to his fifth ever Pro Bowl appearance. Already this offseason they have shipped out star wide receiver Jarvis Landry to the Browns and now will be shedding Suh's contract and nasty on-field demeanor.
Moreover, Darlington reports that the impending release of Suh is the next step in coach Adam Gase's attempt to rebuild the culture in his locker room. So from the team's perspective, why have a defensive tackle on your roster that is going to count $26.1 million and 28.1 million against your cap the next two years when your defense was just plain average or mediocre?
Suh may have hinted the upcoming move in a Twitter video on Monday in which he said, "There will be some exciting things going on".