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Ndamukong Suh takes on special teams role as kicker

NFL: Miami Dolphins at Philadelphia Eagles Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

During Tuesday’s practice for the Miami Dolphins, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh took center stage. Not for a move he put on an offensive lineman. Not for a sack he made on a quarterback. Not for a tackle for a loss on a running back. Suh showed off his special teams expertise Tuesday.

As a kicker.

The 6-foot-4, 305 pound five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle connected on two of his three attempts during the practice. He had a long of 40 yards.

“Yes, I mean I don’t think we have another choice,” Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said after the practice of if Suh would be the team’s emergency kicker if an injury happened to starter Andrew Franks during a game.

Fellow defensive tackle Jordan Phillips explained of Suh kicking field goals, “Everybody knew he could kick. I think he’s our second-team kicker. The man can kick.”

“Pretty impressive,” defensive end William Hayes added of Suh’s kicks, saying that whatever Suh does is not a surprise when “you’re that big of a freak.”