Ndamukong Suh agrees to join Rams for one year

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The Rams have short-term financial flexibility, so they were able to sign the best remaining free agent.

Per multiple reports, the Rams have agreed to a one-year, $14 million deal with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

The Rams can pair him with Aaron Donald on what could be one of the league’s most dangerous fronts, but there’s nothing long-term about their investments.

Donald’s entering the final year of his deal, and they’ll eventually want to extend him.

But for now, the Rams are loading up after trading for cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib.

Suh had also visited the Saints and Titans, but called off a trip to see the Raiders. The Jets pulled their offer before it got to this point.

117 responses to “Ndamukong Suh agrees to join Rams for one year

  1. wow- Rams are a serious contender barring any injuries ..one and done, but serious. Why would Suh only sign a one year deal at 31?

  2. So the Rams rent Suh for a year and then get a compensatory pick for him leaving in 2019. That’s a pretty sweet deal.

  3. As a Cards fan who is watching what the Rams are doing, can I just say, “Please stop–this is getting ridiculous. You went 11-5 last year and won the division. This is getting to be overkill.”

  4. They better knock a few walls down in that locker room. Thems some big egos gonna occupy that space.

  5. Garrapolo, Wilson, and whoever the Cards trot out will collectively piss their pants. Suh, Donald, and Brockers then Peters and Talib. Good luck with that!

  6. Another big defensive signing my Packers missed out on. I guess we really don’t need a defense. Unless Aaron gets broken. Again. But then it’ll be too late.
    Maybe it already is.

  7. I think this is a bad idea for the Rams and a great idea for Aaron Donald. He is in the final year of his contract and pairing him with Suh will allow him to have a very productive season. We all know when a player had a great season during their last year, they ask for more. After this season, Donald will be the highest paid defensive player ever…. far more than what Dolphins gave Suh. Rams have bunch of players on 1 year deals so my guess is they are gambling in hopes of winning it all this year

  8. Donald has got to be pissed. This is money they could be paying him for an extension. He wasn’t happy about not getting a new contract last year…

  9. I guess their owner got tired of playing 16 away games . Not sure this formula works but this will be an exciting team, that’s for sure . If they end up with OBJ too , this team’s locker room will look like “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”.

  10. onemorethentherest says:
    March 26, 2018 at 6:25 pm
    Jesus. Salary cap mode off for this team haha

    This is a very cap friendly move. Last year Suh’s hit was something like $19M. This year it would have jumped to $28M. He’s still ranked as a top 5 player at his position. I think it was a good move. A great move. I think the Rams went into the deal with $34 million, #6 in the league.

  11. Introducing the 2018 paper champions, Los Angeles Rams. Even though they haven’t played a single game in 2018, they look really good on paper.

  12. I am so glad the Cowboys wont be on the news this year drama or suspension wise. The media will now focus on the Rams all season this year. They should have another Hard Knocks.. will be more like a reality show this time. BET, MTV, VH1 type of reality shows with all those type of personalities in that locker room

  13. Just run at these guys all game long. Make Suh and Donald run side to side. Block the hell out of Peters and Talib. One of their egos is going to crack before the game ends, maybe all four. It is not going to work for every team, don’t get me wrong. The Rams are going to win a lot of games this year, but they will not win it all. They will get exposed a few times this year and then get taken out by a TEAM instead of a collection of individuals with talent. If (when) McVay loses this team it will stunt his growth as a coach for several years while some of the high priced mercenaries and your home grown talent walk off to greener pastures.

  14. Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:
    March 26, 2018 at 6:33 pm
    Another big defensive signing my Packers missed out on. I guess we really don’t need a defense. Unless Aaron gets broken. Again. But then it’ll be too late.
    Maybe it already is.
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    You are better off without this headcase. The only way this is gonna work for LA is if Phillips holds the group together. Otherwise Hollywood is gonna blush at the drama the Rams are gonna provide next season.

  15. ripleyray says:

    March 26, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Donald has got to be pissed. This is money they could be paying him for an extension. He wasn’t happy about not getting a new contract last year…

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    The Rams still have 14 million in cap after factor in rookie contracts and 90+ million next year. They can give Donald his extension now and have a cap hit of this year around 11-13 million, which will then jump to 19-21 million when Suh contract is off the books.

  16. Rams are making strong moves to get to the next level. Love ‘em or hate ‘em you gotta admire thier willingness to take risks. It will be interesting to see how they do this year.

  17. Man. On paper this is a very stout team. With Gurley controlling the clock and that D putting a beatdown on people, McVay’s message to Goff will simply be, “Don’t screw this up kid.”

  18. The Rams on paper believe they have a strong defense and are paying big time. However offense wins in today’s NFL. The New England Patriots had one of the worst defenses in the NFL yet made the Super Bowl because they kept their bad defense off the field.
    The best NFL defense is a great offense that maintains ball control! So paying to get the best best defensive players may not have the expected impact.

  19. This will be an interesting experiment. If it works, scouts will be instructed to ignore character. Well behaved guys might even start acting out a little. If this thing totally implodes, teams will really try to make sure they shy away from any player with question marks about their character. My hope is that Talib, Suh, and Peters can conduct themselves with class and play to win.

  20. Bills fan..So no Homer…I Don’t understand the signing ? a Philups defense is a 3-4…..not a 4-3..why sign SUH………Spend/waste that $

  21. Everyone Is making the assumption all the old veterans they signed will stay healthy for 16 games and then the playoffs…..it won’t happen. Shue or squib will get sidelined at some point. The key to a Super Bowl is having quality backups….the Rams aren’t there yet.

  22. Most penalized player in the NFL
    Suh and Peters will guarantee extra penalties and extra problems with the officials.
    Hell is answered prayers

  23. Suh playing in a 3-4 defense is not really a big deal.

    The Rams could have drafted a better, 5 technique than Suh.

    Suh is just a big name. The Rams are the new Redskins. Off season Champs/in-season implosion. Peters, Suh, Talib… Great role models for your young players.

  24. chrisdmv says:
    March 26, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    I think this is a bad idea for the Rams and a great idea for Aaron Donald. He is in the final year of his contract and pairing him with Suh will allow him to have a very productive season. We all know when a player had a great season during their last year, they ask for more. After this season, Donald will be the highest paid defensive player ever…. far more than what Dolphins gave Suh.

    …………………………………………

    There is ZERO chance the Rams pay Donald MORE then the Fish payed Suh. Not because Suh is better, but no one will pay a D-lineman that kind of stupid $ again anytime soon.

  25. David Szwartz says:
    March 26, 2018 at 7:02 pm
    Bills fan..So no Homer…I Don’t understand the signing ? a Philups defense is a 3-4…..not a 4-3..why sign SUH………Spend/waste that $

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    He will be a single gap player in Philips defense, just like he was in Det and Mia. 3-4/4-3 doesn’t really matter, it’s what a players responsibilities are. Wade Philips always puts his talent in a position to succeed.

    Bruce Smith, Neil Smith, JJ Watt, and Aaron Donald have all been defensive interior players who have had tremendous success in a Wade Phillips 3-4. This will be no different. He’ll put him in a position to succeed.

  26. Seattle lost 3-4 defensive starters last year. Getting through the season healthy enough for a playoff run is not guaranteed. It’s a crapshoot. Good luck to the Rams!

  27. I can’t wait to see how these moves blow up in the Rams face. We see this every few years with teams loading up on talent and it never works out.They should win the NFC west due to it being down but i still believe the Vikings, Eagles have superior defenses.

  28. Suh is going to a situation that he can produce in. He will have a capable front 7 along with a offense that can move the ball, something the Miami defense rarely had….a offense that could sustain drives.

    Good luck big man.

  29. We may look back at this offseason and count the ways McVay went wrong. I’m not sure all these malcontent pieces are going to fit well together.

  30. Suh will be able to teach Donald and anyone else in that locker room how stupid it is to care about the team and how that all that matters is getting paid.

  31. You need more than than that to win a Super Bowl if you think you have won it;
    A tiny bit of offense is required.
    Suh is all about money.

  32. Rams will lead the league alright…in games missed due to street-running! That’s the best possibility of having success against these guys. No bubble screens, no dives, no seam routes, no stretch runs….Wow! Plus Wade will have them playing at a very high level. Every week.

  33. Trying to win while QB is on a rookie deal. Nothing new here, I applaud the signing. It sends a strong message to the fanbase sure but also to the team that they need to be all in. Minnesota also in all in mode with a QB signing 10 million above what the QB who lost in the NFC championship game would have gotten- now that’s some pressure. NFC certainly has a number of teams that look strong- these two, Falcons, Saints, Packers but I still think Eagles are the team to beat. #highlybiased

  34. Suh = Kiss of Death. Me first player only cares about the highest bidder for his services. Haynesworth 2.0. Every team he’s been on has become a loser…Lions, Dolphins, and now the Rams.

  35. Ndamukong doesn’t do discounts but he just got a $5M haircut. Still got $14M for the season but it shows how much the Dolphins were overpaying him.

  36. When Seattle signed Richardson last year at this time everybody was getting ready for a Super Bowl. Didn’t exactly work out which is why you play the game.

    That is a lot of coin for one player.

  37. “Ram Tough” means just that. Going to one hell of a Defense. I really expect them to be favored above Eagles in NFC. Looking forward to getting the season underway. This will make the NFC West a better overall Division.

  38. Fantasy Football 2018!

    Big pressure on Wade’s shoulders.

    And, assuming the offense does well.

    Wow!

  39. 14 mill for the dirtiest player in the past decade who is below average? 14 mill for dude who controls everything? Does not listen to coaching? GOOD LUCK RAMS……HAHAHAHA

  40. Highest scoring team in the league in their first year in Sean’s offense?

    Best special teams in the league?

    Best defensive player in the league?

    Now this? Holy Bajeebers, these are fun days for Ram fans.

  41. wow- Rams are a serious contender barring any injuries ..one and done, but serious. Why would Suh only sign a one year deal at 31?

    ——————————————

    He’s made tons of money and he’s friends with Warren Buffet so he should be set for life and beyond financially. My guess is that he wants a ring and the rams are the best team that showed interest in signing him.

  42. “omeimontis says:

    March 26, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Looks like the Rams are trying to win the Super Bowl in 2018”

    Uggghhhh isn’t that the goal every year?

  43. Rams just got fleeced, ask the Dolphins if $uh was worth the money
    Should have paid Donald- let him lead the D-line and D-tone

  44. @yoyojoemama says:
    March 26, 2018 at 8:44 pm
    Suh = Kiss of Death. Me first player only cares about the highest bidder for his services. Haynesworth 2.0. Every team he’s been on has become a loser…Lions, Dolphins, and now the Rams.”

    While in Miami, he did his job. He took on double teams and started every game. His lb play was abysmal and his offensive teammates crapped the bed. That’s just a fact.

    He does jump offsides, a lot. But his work between the lines while in Miami wasn’t debatable.

  45. Funny thing about Suh is he hasn’t made the teams he’s played on better. In Detroit they had a stacked DL and all he did was play the fool and step on QBs. In Miami I forgot he was in the league as you never heard about him. That $ would have been better spent on keeping your own FA’s like Watkins.

  46. Hypocrites of some. Sherman gets ripped in multiple articles for negotiating his contract without an agent, yet nothing about this dumb agent for a TOP 5 DT getting ONLY 1 YEAR deal for less money than his previous contract?!?

    The dude is 32 years old and not getting younger.

  47. yoyojoemama says:
    March 26, 2018 at 8:44 pm
    Suh = Kiss of Death. Me first player only cares about the highest bidder for his services. Haynesworth 2.0. Every team he’s been on has become a loser…Lions, Dolphins, and now the Rams.
    ______________________

    So true, i mean look how amazing the Lions have done without Suh! LOL And outside of 1 year the Fish have sucked since for almost 20 years. So Suh’s fault for sure.

    Do you even watch football?

  48. So basically they have the same DL that the Lions would have had 4 years ago if they would have made the smart pick in Aaron Donald instead of reaching for Ebron….

  49. ahzroc says:
    March 26, 2018 at 7:19 pm
    Most penalized player in the NFL
    Suh and Peters will guarantee extra penalties and extra problems with the officials.
    Hell is answered prayers
    _______________________________________

    What do you genius maga types like to say – FAKE NEWS! lol

    In other words, your post is full of BS.

    Suh was ranked 35th in penalties last year. How is that even close to “Most penalized player in the NFL”??!!

    Try watching a game or doing some research before your stoopid is opened.

    Think a little bit once in a while. It might make your life better. You’re welcome for the free advise, btw.

  50. Rams should be Really Good this year, but my Chiefs faced the Best Defensive lines in the league last year and handled them pretty well. They Beat Philly. I personally think throwing Suh, Peters and talib in the same locker room is a Bad Plan. That aint gonna work out well.

  51. Signing every big brand name player doesn’t guarantee success….

    That said the Rams are taking a page out of the Eagles play book. Do whatever you can to win a Superbowl while your rookie QB is on his rookie contract.

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