In addition to now knowing that Steelers will release cornerback William Gay, the team's second of two fifth-round draft picks in 2007, it's now being reported that the Miami Dolphins have released linebacker Lawrence Timmons, Pittsburgh's first-round draft pick in 2007. The possibility that Miami would move in that direction is one that's been discussed often since the end of the regular season and a report last week indicated the team was still uncertain about what they planned to do. In the video he says: "Stay tuned, be some exciting things going on".
In 2015, the Miami Dolphins made defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh the highest-paid defensive player in National Football League history, signing him to a six-year deal worth over $114 million.
Suh spent the first five seasons of his career with the Detroit Lions and the last three with Miami.
Suh's release is anticipated unless he agrees to a significant contract restructuring, which is unlikely.
In three years with the Dolphins, Suh had 15.5 sacks. Should the Dolphins designate him a post-June 1 cut, they'll save $17 million in 2018 and $19 million in 2019. He was a Pro Bowl player for the team during the 2016 season. It's said that Suh gave Detroit one of the best defensive lineups in the league back in 2014, but that his reputation could be what prevents the Lions from bringing him back on board. The 31-year-old has played well for Miami and not missed a game in three years, but head coach Adam Gase feels moving on from Suh is necessary.