Suh, the 31-year-old five-time Pro Bowler, continues to play at a high level and remains one of the Dolphins best players. National Football League rosters can turnover quickly, but how much time does head coach Adam Gase have to see the culture change through?
Suh posted a video on social media Sunday in which he said, "There will be some exciting things going on". Timmons, who will turn 32 in May, was due a base salary of $5.45 million in 2018 after signing a two year, $12 million contract, of which $11 million was reportedly fully guaranteed, with the Dolphins last year at this time.
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.
Releasing Timmons and Suh later this week could save the Dolphins almost $24 million in cap space.
Cutting Suh will save the Dolphins almost $17 million in cap room but create a monster $22-plus million dead cap hit, according to Spotrac. Releasing Suh now would save the Dolphins just $3.9 million against the cap.
Vance Joseph, the Broncos' head coach, was Suh's defensive coordinator in Miami and if Denver can get Suh on a reasonable multi-year contract, he could be a nice piece for that defensive line. The Dolphins traded RB Jay Ajayi during the 2017 season and traded WR Jarvis Landry on Friday. Over three seasons with the Dolphins, he recorded 108 tackles and 15.5 sacks. The organization suspended him for one game after he vanished from the team in L.A. before the team's season opener; authorities found him at the airport, trying to board a plane.
One advantage of signing a player like Suh who is being cut is that he would not factor into the compensatory pick formula.