Ndamukong Suh canceling meeting with Raiders could be good sign for Rams

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After Ndamukong Suh canceled his meeting with the Oakland Raiders, this could help the Los Angeles Rams land the defensive star.

At this point, all the Los Angeles Rams and their fans can do is play the waiting game to see if Ndamukong Suh will be joining the NFC West champions for the 2018 season to help their Super Bowl chances hit a whole new level. When looking at all of the previous moves made by the Rams so far, it was clear the team was already in a win-now mode after their surprise success from last year, but the thought of Suh joining an already strong defense led by Aaron Donald sounds absolutely terrifying to think about.

After the news first broke that Suh was going to be released by the Miami Dolphins to clear up some salary cap space, the thought alone of the defensive stud ending up in Los Angeles seemed like an absolute long shot to happen. But after Suh met with the Rams on Tuesday, this once long shot scenario seems like it could become a reality, depending on what he decides on doing.

While Suh rightfully has numerous teams expressing interest in signing him to come on board for the 2018 season, Los Angeles did receive some surprising good news on Wednesday when it was announced that his meeting with the Oakland Raiders had been canceled. In other words, Suh declining to meet with the Raiders means the Rams not only have one less team to worry about competing with, but also that the decision may have already been made about which team he prefers to join.

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Some Rams fans can say whatever they want about Suh’s maturity issues being a concern, but from a talent perspective, there’s no question this would be worth the risk since it would make the defensive unit even stronger than they already were. Plus, Los Angeles wouldn’t even be considering this possibility if they didn’t feel confident enough in Wade Phillips being able to keep him in check, especially since the defensive coordinator has already made it clear he will do the same with Aqib Talib.

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Suh’s decision may not come on Wednesday, but Rams fans will be constantly refreshing their social media feeds until it happens. If opponents had concerns over how much of a headache Los Angeles was on defense each game thanks to Donald, just imagine what the addition of Suh could do to the mindset of opponents if he were to become part of this serious Super Bowl contender.