Will Former Bucs DT Suh Sign With Another Team?

It seems as if the Buccaneers have moved on from 35-year outdated defensive deal with Ndamukong Suh. Tampa Bay signed the previous five-time Professional Bowler in 2019 and he helped the crew win Tremendous Bowl LV the following season. However age is catching as much as Suh, and the Bucs needed to get youthful, sooner and extra athletic on the defensive deal with place.

So, Suh wasn’t re-signed through the 2022 offseason and the crew drafted defensive deal with Logan Corridor on the prime of the second spherical. Bucs normal supervisor Jason Licht hasn’t closed the door on Suh re-joining the crew in some unspecified time in the future – possible in an emergency scenario resulting from accidents.

“No, we’re not shutting the door on that,” Licht stated. “There are a number of accidents that occur all year long and we’re not placing all of our inventory within the guys we now have proper now, so I wouldn’t shut the door.”

Bucs DT Ndamukong Suh – Picture by: Cliff Welch/PR

However that doesn’t imply that Suh shall be simply hanging round, ready for the cellphone to ring with a name from the Bucs. If Suh, who had six sacks final 12 months, desires to play a thirteenth season within the NFL, he would possibly get curiosity elsewhere.

Raiders May Be In Suh

ESPN Raiders reporter Paul Gutierrez thinks Las Vegas might come calling for Suh after June 1. He notes that due to the June 1 designations utilized to the March 16 releases of defensive finish Carl Nassib and linebacker Cory Littleton, the Raiders will get an extra $19.8 million in wage cap area this week. Here’s what Gutierrez wrote for ESPN concerning Suh:

“Hear me out right here. Positive, the Raiders have already got 27 defensive tackles on the roster (the precise quantity is eight, however it looks like extra), having signed Bilal Nichols in free company, re-signed Johnathan Hankins and drafted Neil Farrell, Jr. and Matthew Butler, amongst different strikes. However coach Josh McDaniels has stated he likes to make a energy, properly, stronger. Think about, then, perennial unhealthy boy Ndamukong Suh suiting up for the erstwhile unhealthy boys of the NFL.

Positive, Suh is 35 and the five-time Professional Bowler’s greatest days are behind him, however he has not missed a sport since 2011 and has missed solely two in his profession. Suh had six sacks in every of his previous two seasons, with 32 mixed QB hits. Teaming him with Nichols, who has eight sacks mixed the previous two season, to break down the pocket from the inside would release defensive ends Maxx Crosby and Chandler Jones.”

Suh Would Favor To Keep With Bucs

Suh made a delicate plea on Twitter to Todd Bowles when he grew to become the Bucs head coach on March 30. He signed three one-year offers with Tampa Bay starting in 2019 at $9.25 million. The final two offers have been price $9 million per season – a worth the Bucs not wish to pay.

Whereas the Raiders aren’t the Tremendous Bowl contender that the Bucs are, Las Vegas can be a super vacation spot for Suh given his enterprise pursuits. There may be fairly a growth in actual property and within the enterprise neighborhood in Vegas. And Suh positively has an eye fixed towards the monetary sector when his life as a soccer participant is over.

Will probably be fascinating to see if the Raiders – or one other crew – present curiosity in signing Suh. Or possibly he’ll proceed to remain in Tampa Bay unsigned and on the Bucs’ quick listing of emergency gamers on the defensive deal with place.