Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Suh, 'Phins deal largest defensive contract in league

The mega deals keep on comin' in the AFC East.

Wednesday, it was Ndamukong Suh's turn to make things official, inking a six-year contract with the Miami Dolphins that made him the highest paid defensive player in the league.

Reportedly worth $114 million with $60 million guaranteed, Suh's contract puts another monster body on Miami's defensive line and adds another Pro Bowl talent to a unit that has the potential to be scary good in 2015. The 28-year-old, who tallied 8.5 sacks last season, joins fellow Pro Bowler Cameron Wake and Olivier Vernon, a pair that combined for 18 sacks in 2014.

Despite the enormous check he'll be receiving, Suh's said Wednesday he's not going to let the dollar signs get to his head.

"I'm a very humble person; my parent brought me up that way," he said via Kevin Patra of "I'm very thankful and blessed that I'm in the position that I am, to be able to help myself, my family, my extended family, as well as community. That's just the way I look at it.

"I've always understood as a young man, to be successful where I am right now wasn't just because of my own hard work ... At the end of the day it was people around me that helped me get to where I am."


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