Bucs defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has never missed a game due to injury in his NFL career. But that doesn’t mean the 12-year veteran has been fully healthy his entire career either. On Friday, Suh informed the world via Twitter that he played the 2021 season with a torn PCL in his knee. The 35-year old played all 17 games anyway.

In the Twitter thread, Suh elaborated on how his training routine allowed him to play through injury. That’s no surprise. Head coach Bruce Arians has even referred to Suh as Tom Brady-like in his year-round discipline and training. In 2021, Suh played the lowest snap percentage of his career at 63 percent. But the defensive tackle still amassed 717 snaps on the season.

Despite being the second-oldest defensive tackle in the NFL, Suh doesn’t sound ready to retire. According to Bucs head coach Bruce Arians, the 3-time All-Pro wants to play at least one more season. Whether that season happens in red and pewter or not remains to be seen. Suh could have a decent number of suitors in free agency, and he’s often played for the highest bidder. However, he’s now married with twins, which could impact his desire to play elsewhere.

Free agent players are permitted to negotiate with teams on Monday starting at noon EST.

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Jon Ledyard is PewterReport.com's newest Bucs beat writer and has experience covering the Pittsburgh Steelers as a beat writer and analyzing the NFL Draft for several draft websites, including The Draft Network. Follow Ledyard on Twitter at @LedyardNFLDraft
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chefboho
chefboho
3 months ago

Liked this guy even in college. Sure he was a tad dirty at times, but hes what old school football is about. Always grinding every play. I’m glad he was a buccaneer for a couple years.

76bucsfan46
76bucsfan46
3 months ago

Sue is my favorite player on defensively. I really hope he comes back on another 1 yr contract.

Horse
Horse
3 months ago

I would love to sign him.

Lawdy
Lawdy
3 months ago

still bitter about him getting that penalty for jabbering at stafford when stafford clearly kicked at him. crappy the bengals couldnt beat the rams in the superbowl

bucballer
bucballer
3 months ago

Guys a beast! Still! Resign him for one more year. Great leader. He’s not ur average bear! OLineman still make sure to know where he’s at on every play. Should come in around 6-7 mil.

Dman
Dman
3 months ago

Torn. Love this guy but at some point we need to get younger. If he’s healthy and the price is right sign him.