Ndamukong Suh is the only player available among our Top 20 free agents

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Free agency only officially began on Wednesday, but the elite players are all gone — except one.

Ndamukong Suh, a late entrant on our list of the Top 100 free agents after he was released by the Dolphins, is No. 9 on our list. And he’s the only player in the Top 20 who’s still available.

Of the other players in the Top 20, all have signed new contracts, with the exception of three players who are effectively unavailable because of the franchise tag: Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell, Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence and Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah.

So Suh, who was the top free agent three years ago when he left the Lions for the Dolphins, again finds himself as the best player available in NFL free agency. He won’t make as much money on his next contract as the $60 million he made in three years with the Dolphins, but he should do very well for himself when he signs.

61 responses to “Ndamukong Suh is the only player available among our Top 20 free agents

  1. The iggles will most likely grab him because they are so brilliant ,they lost Beau Allen who was a bad man and no one is saying a word and got two guys who’s combined age is like 75

  2. I thought only the Patriots fans linked every FA to their team,
    unfortunately The Eagles fans are starting to Parrot them.

  3. That guy is just naturally huge and powerful. He can last a lot longer than these guys who kill themselves in the weight room to maintain that size careerwise. I see him playing into another contract still. It’s not like whoever signs him only gets quality play from him for one or two seasons…he’s probably good for four to five more.

  4. isithockeyseasonyet says:
    March 18, 2018 at 2:39 pm
    …come on cheaters, it’s been 5 minutes and nobody has linked him to the patriots yet, are you guys taking a break because it’s sunday

    LAME

  5. He should just chill and miss all training camps and sign last week of August if his value has dipped to 10 mil. Why go through the grind of April -August work if he can get this either way.

  6. Yes, the team who signs him will be Haynesworthed (note that this is a verb) because he disappears on too many plays. I hope Jerry is not dreaming of bringing him to JerryWorld and screwing up his Cap system for years to come.and

  7. …come on cheaters, it’s been 5 minutes and nobody has linked him to the patriots yet, are you guys taking a break because it’s sunday?

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    Bill did work last saturday and this past friday getting Shelton and Clayborne. So, the Patriots are switching to a 4-3, unless they decide the cant afford/dont want Malcolm Brown.

  8. I got over him leaving the Lions once we went back to the playoffs so I really don’t care where he ends up, although it would be wild to see him in the NFC north.

    Wherever he lands, he’ll likely have to dial back his contract demands this time around. But no, I would rather move on.

  9. rodgerstonelson says:
    March 18, 2018 at 2:49 pm
    I would love to see him on the line for the Packers.

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    Packers do not participate in FA. Even with new GM, ain’t going to happen. Oops let me correct myself, your GM did pick up DeShone Kiser.

  10. Smells like a deal the bears would try to make, don’t be surprised if Ryan pace makes another splash.. draft roquan if he’s there, next round snag guice.. rounds 3 and after O-linemen

  11. It wasn’t long ago that teams would have been falling all over themselves to get this guy. They’re being more cautious now.
    And note that his contract didn’t expire. He was cut. That makes teams want to really look at what value he brings for the amount of money he’ll want.

  12. Packers do not participate in FA. Even with new GM, ain’t going to happen. Oops let me correct myself, your GM did pick up DeShone Kiser.
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    Sometimes it’s just better to not say anything at all. I understand you saw a post about the Packers and felt the immediately urge to poop on it, but try resisting next time. Because this says way more about you than it does the Packers.

  13. It would be a shame to see him sign a 1 year deal for 8 million with 29 other teams angry they missed out.

  14. Don’t blame him….get the money while you can. He only has 2-3 years left. This chapter of earnings is almost over, and the millions passed up now just to make some fans happy can’t be regained when he’s 36 sitting on a beach somewhere.

  15. “I thought only the Patriots fans linked every FA to their team,
    unfortunately The Eagles fans are starting to Parrot them.”

    Actually, the guy who mentioned the Eagles twice was actually doing it sarcastically and is not an Eagles fan, but hey, whatever fuels your insecurities…

  16. This guy has one of the worst mentalities you can have in an athlete (or employee, really) where it’s all about the money and nothing else. You look at all the all-time great athletes and what do they have in common? The desire to win and while money is/was important to them, they wouldn’t go for max dollars if it meant going to some junk team. Suh seems like he couldn’t care less about that as long as he’s getting paid. Pathetic.

    And I mentioned employees as this is seen a lot with many at their jobs these days and it’s just a garbage mentality to have. People should take pride in what they do and want the company they work for to be the best.

  17. isithockeyseasonyet says:
    March 18, 2018 at 2:39 pm
    …come on cheaters, it’s been 5 minutes and nobody has linked him to the patriots yet, are you guys taking a break because it’s sunday?

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    This would be a bad signing for the Pats.

    There. Ya happy?

  18. “jackedupboonie says:
    March 18, 2018 at 4:49 pm
    Don’t blame him….get the money while you can. He only has 2-3 years left. This chapter of earnings is almost over, and the millions passed up now just to make some fans happy can’t be regained when he’s 36 sitting on a beach somewhere.”

    You say that like he hasn’t got paid throughout his career. This guy has made over 120 million dollars so far and that’s not including endorsement money or money he makes off his investments and he’s made it pretty clear he is an investor. Pretty sure giving up a few million to play for a contending team isn’t going to make or break him.

    I know if I were at the end of my career and had made 120+ mil and played for two loser franchises the entire time that I’d rather play for a good team even if it meant not getting paid the max amount I could get but hey, that’s just me. I’d rather actually win and have a great shot at a superbowl and be remembered as a winner than make a couple extra million that I don’t need.

  19. navyvandal says:
    March 18, 2018 at 3:32 pm
    …come on cheaters, it’s been 5 minutes and nobody has linked him to the patriots yet, are you guys taking a break because it’s sunday?

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    Bill did work last saturday and this past friday getting Shelton and Clayborne. So, the Patriots are switching to a 4-3, unless they decide the cant afford/dont want Malcolm Brown.

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    Switching to a 4-3? 2010 was 8 years ago. That was the last time the Pats ran a 3-4 base. Even then it was actually a hybrid…

    Watch football much?

  20. .
    Suh has only missed 2 games in the last 8 years in 2011.
    so how is he a risk?
    people tend to make things up in their head

  21. He was cut because the juice wasn’t worth the squeeze. Great DT and IMO the best in the game at the time. But it worth the 20m a season. He is a beast and there isn’t an OL out there that wouldn’t agree. He isn’t such a good locker room guy and Gase was not happy with that so out he goes.

  22. I think the ultimate question about him signing is whether he’s realistic about what teams are willing to pay him? In any sport, a player’s talent is only worth what a team is willing to pay him/her.

  23. isithockeyseasonyet says:
    March 18, 2018 at 2:39 pm
    …come on cheaters, it’s been 5 minutes and nobody has linked him to the patriots yet, are you guys taking a break because it’s sunday?

    No days off… No days off… No days off… Cap space off

  24. isithockeyseasonyet says:
    March 18, 2018 at 2:39 pm
    …come on cheaters, it’s been 5 minutes and nobody has linked him to the patriots yet, are you guys taking a break because it’s sunday?

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    Actually BB is working….he just signed a deal to bring Cordarelle Paterson to NE.

  25. isithockeyseasonyet says:
    March 18, 2018 at 2:39 pm
    …come on cheaters, it’s been 5 minutes and nobody has linked him to the patriots yet, are you guys taking a break because it’s sunday?

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    The idea of someone parking on an article that has nothing to do with the Patriots and waiting for a Patriots fan to show up to troll, and then losing patience when it doesnt happen, is pretty funny.

  26. Ruha Nuggetcrusher says:
    March 18, 2018 at 2:53 pm
    Haynesworth 2.0. Enjoy you next/last paycheck.
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    Clueless PFT post 135,763,573.6

    Suh works hard and has been outstanding for the Dolphins. He simply costs too much to keep. Personally, I thought his contract was absurd but they were willing to do it to get him. With Suh, he can’t be a guy you build around because he wants too much money…but for a team that is close and needs an impact player on defense (stats boys: impact does not mean sacks) Suh can push them over the top.

  27. Was dying to get him on the Dolphins a few years back. It’s nice to have a dominant player on defense but if you only have one it’s easy for teams to scheme against you. Plus he jumped offsides at least once a game in key situations. Good player. Smart guy, but not worth the money.

  28. $1m in base contract, $15m in “try-really-hard” performance incentives.

    Sure, I’d take him on my team.

  29. Full disclosure – Lions fan here. I remember when the Lions signed Suh, and the great defense Detroit had with Suh on the line. However, the personal fouls, stepping/stomping on Aaron Rogers’ ankle, stomping on Brian Bulaga’s arm, kicking Matt Ryan in the groin, spearing Chad Henne – that’s too long a list of unconscionable conduct. Next move like that will get him a serious suspension from the league, and unavailable for his team during that period. No reasonable GM wants to take on a player at $1.25million/game ($20M/season) who may not be available to play because of an uncontrolled temper and dirty play.
    He’s also made enough enemies around the league that he’s one hit away from having his knees blown out.
    Never heard a positive word about Suh as a positive influence in either the Lions’ or the Fins’ locker rooms.
    As a Lions fan, I don’t want to see him back in Detroit – on either sideline – or anywhere in the NFC north.

  30. realdealsteel says:
    March 18, 2018 at 9:57 pm
    Suh, you’ve made your money; now go and win something in Pittsburgh.
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    They dont give ‘AFCCS participationk trophies in Pittsburgh. Oh wait, the Steelers wouldn’t have even qualified for that even.

  31. Ndamukong Suh is the only player available among our Top 20 free agents
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    The better question is how he ever made it into your Top 20. Sounds like you need to check your rating system.

  32. realdealsteel says:
    March 18, 2018 at 9:57 pm
    Suh, you’ve made your money; now go and win something in Pittsburgh.

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    Are you hoping that management will replace Mike Tomlin with Suh? Actually, that would certainly be an upgrade

  33. The problem of him is that he will never make as much he used to and teams who wanted to add a DL already did so. Most teams also lack the cap space or the appetite to spend a lot on a defensive tackle.

  34. I think he is going to do the tour to see who might want to break the bank before considering any more modest contracts. I cant blame him for wanting to make sure on that first. But if he does wind up having to lower the xpectation he can in its place start shopping more for teams that might bring him wins in place of the money. Last years superbowl teams would be good to float at in that case and Imthink he did already make a comment about liking the Eagles. (But he would have to price adjust for the Eagles to like him. They are already strong in that area so they need not spend a lot on it)

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