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Ndamukong Suh agrees to sign six-year deal with Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins appear to have struck gold in NFL free agency with arguably the most sought after player on the open market agreeing to sign a lucrative long-term deal.

According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will sign with the Dolphins on Tuesday:

Barring a breakdown in formal contract negotiations, Ndamukong Suh will sign with the Miami Dolphins after the new league year begins Tuesday for a deal that will pay him approximately $114 million with $60 million in guaranteed money, league sources told ESPN.

Suh had a long list of suitors heading into free agency with the Dolphins emerging as a legitimate contender to sign the 28-year-old. The four-time Pro Bowler has been with the Detroit Lions since being drafted out Nebraska with the second overall pick in 2010.

Although Suh has been controversial and labeled as a dirty player during his time in Detroit, the Lions were still intent on re-signing him. Suh has lost $420,669 due to fines and suspensions over the years. It’s even been reported that the Lions hope Suh comes to his senses before Tuesday and changes his mind about leaving Detroit for Miami.

With there still being a few days before Suh can officially sign a contract with the Dolphins, there’s a chance the veteran defensive tackle could choose to stay or possibly sign with another team other than the Lions or Dolphins. The Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and Dallas Cowboys also had considerable interest in signing the perennial Pro Bowler.

In five seasons with the Lions, Suh has racked up 181 tackles with 36 sacks in 78 regular season games. Suh is highly regarded as the best player at his position in the NFL and will drastically upgrade the Dolphins on defensive side of the football.

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