He made the Pro Bowl in 2016 but never quite reached the same heights as he did with the Lions.
The plan is for Ndamukong Suh to be released as early as today as the Dolphins continue their attempt at a culture change - a plan that has purged arguably Miami's three most talented players within previous year.
Meanwhile, the team is shopping starting right tackle Ja'Wuan James in trade discussions, with the possibility he could be released if no deal is found, according to multiple reports. He was also the 2010 Defensive Rookie of the Year and a three-time first-team All-Pro selection with the Lions.
But any potential reunion between Suh and the Lions would gobble up a significant amount of the $27 million in cap space the team has in 2018.
Last week, the Miami Herald reported the Miami Dolphins hadn't ruled out cutting star DT Ndamukong Suh after signing him to a six-year, $114 million contract a few years back. National Football League rosters can turnover quickly, but how much time does head coach Adam Gase have to see the culture change through? He did, however, miss one game last season as a result of him going AWOL from the team's hotel in Los Angeles the morning of a game and was ultimately tracked down at the airport getting ready to board a flight to Pennsylvania to go see family. And it's safe to say the contract he signed with the Dolphins, who outbid Detroit for his services, qualifies as a disappointment.
Suh, the 31-year-old five-time Pro Bowler, continues to play at a high level and remains one of the Dolphins best players.
When Suh likely hits the open market later this week - free agency officially begins Wednesday at 4 p.m. - he'll immediately become one of the top players available.