The Los Angeles Rams bolstered their defense again on Monday. They signed former Miami Dolphins defensive tackle to a 1-year deal worth $14 million in 2018.
Suh joins the Rams after the Dolphins cut him earlier in the offseason. He spent the last three seasons as the highest-paid defensive lineman in football, but Miami let him go to revamp the roster.
The Rams joined the Suh sweepstakes after picking up cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib through trades. The team’s offseason overhaul left several holes at linebacker and at defensive tackle. General manager Les Snead chose to fill that hole by pursuing one of the most disruptive defensive linemen in the league.
Suh recorded 48 tackles and 4.5 sacks in 16 games last season. He’s proven incredibly durable throughout his career, missing only two games due to a suspension in 2011. Overall, the 5-time Pro Bowler and 3-time All-Pro has compiled 51.5 sacks and 422 tackles in eight seasons.
Suh joins a defensive line already featuring arguably the best defensive player in the NFL, Aaron Donald, and the ever-solid Michael Brockers. The 2018 season could be a nightmare for opposing offensive lines.