Here's how the move affects the Dolphins' financial standing.
The main reason the Dolphins are releasing Suh is it will save them close to $36 million in cap space over the next two seasons. If the Dolphins use that designation, the move creates $17 million in salary cap space in 2018; if the team just cuts him without that designation, the move would only create $3.9 million in cap space.
Suh recorded 38 tackles and six sacks in 2015.
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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. He has made just one Pro Bowl over the past three seasons and has not totaled more than six sacks in a season.
The Dolphins could've brought Suh back for another year, but his current contract carries a $16.985 million base salary and $26.1 million cap hit number for 2018.
Suh, 31, appears to have known the Dolphins planned to release him, as he posted a video from Seattle early Monday morning in which he said, "Stay tuned".
With the Detroit Lions, Suh was a dominant force in the middle for five seasons, making the Pro Bowl four times and being named first-team All-Pro three times.
The Dolphins are going to be unrecognizable.