The Miami Dolphins are confident that can sign defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to a contract when the free-agent period opens up next week
Miami is about $9.5 million under the salary cap.
The Indianapolis Colts, the New York Giants and Oakland Raiders are reportedly interested in signing Suh. The Raiders have nearly $65 million in cap space and the Colts have about $39 million to spend.
Suh is expected to become one of the league’s highest paid players. The Detroit Lions declined to place the franchise tag on him, which would have cost the team $26.9 million against the salary cap for 2015.
Suh, 28, had 53 total tackles and 8.5 sacks for the Lions last season, helping lead the NFL’s top-ranked rushing defense. He was named first-team AP All-Pro for the fourth time in his five-year career.
- Scooby Axson