Ndamukong Suh, the Detroit Lions’ defensive lineman, is a prime example of a player who is willing to take a little tutoring from his coaches.
The Dolphins have already been recruiting Suh for a few weeks, but they still haven’t offered him a deal.
They are waiting for the Lions to commit to him, but now that the Lions have decided to keep him, Suh is ready to get some coaching.
“We’re ready to sign up for it, we’ll see what happens,” Suh said, per CBSSports.com’s Adam Schefter.
“We’re going to make a commitment to him.
We’ll see how it goes.
If it’s something that helps me get better, I’ll do it.
I’ll make it a priority and do it.”
The Dolphins signed Suh to a three-year, $40 million contract in March.
It is a pretty good deal, but it’s also a contract that only provides him $7 million in guaranteed money, per the latest salary cap numbers from Spotrac.
That leaves him with just $7.5 million guaranteed, per Spotrac, which is $6.4 million less than the $9 million he made last season.
That’s not enough to pay Suh a $2.9 million signing bonus.
The Dolphins have also been trying to lock up other defensive ends like Julius Peppers, Dontari Poe and Jordan Phillips.
They haven’t been able to do it, but the fact that Suh has already committed to Miami is encouraging.
It will be interesting to see how long it takes for the Dolphins to sign Suh.