REPORT: Ndamukong Suh Told Eagles He’d Play For Them For Free In 2018
The Philadelphia Eagles had a season for the ages, taking top spot in the NFC before going all the way to the Super Bowl and defeating the NEw England Patriots for their first Lombardi Trophy ever. All of that success seems to have made quite the impression on a certain Pro Bowl defensive tackle.
Robert Klemko of Sports Illustrated reported that Ndamukong Suh was so impressed by the Eagles that he told them personally he wanted top play for them and would do so for free.
“When the team practiced against Miami, Dolphins players took note of how fast Eagles players moved from drill to drill. Lee recalls Ndamukong Suh being so impressed with the team that he approached defensive line coach Chris Wilson with an offer: “Suh told our defensive line coach, ‘The way y’all practice is unbelievable. I don’t care about money at this point—I think I want to play with y’all next year for free,’” Lee says. “Our coach was like, ‘Uhh, can we get that in writing?’” (Suh, through a Dolphins spokesman, denies the incident.)”
Jason La Canfora of CBS has already reported that his sources informed him that Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross was ready to move on from the veteran defensive tackle. Ndamukong Suh only had 29 tackles in 2017, but played 16 games for the sixth straight season.