DAVIE, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins and Ndamukong Suh have agreed to a six-year contract that will make the defensive tackle the highest paid defensive player in NFL history.
Suh will receive $114 million, $60 million of which is guaranteed. The team finalized the deal Wednesday.
"I'm very thankful for it," Suh said at a news conference. "I'm a person that I always like to live up to what is put ahead of me."
Suh, 28, is a four-time Pro Bowl player. He was also named first team All-Pro three times.
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said he already knew about Suh's work on the football field, but the more he learned about the defensive tackle as a person, he knew Suh was someone "that you really want to build organizations around."
Suh was drafted by the Detroit Lions with the second overall pick in 2010.
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