The Tampa Bay Bucs are expected to re-signed defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to a one-year deal worth $8 million, per Adam Schefter. This will be Suh’s second season with the Bucs, and after an impressive first year, Suh became one of the top priorities to bring back for Bruce Arians and Jason Licht.

Suh signed with the Bucs a year ago on a one year deal and brought in a new demeanor to the interior line of the Bucs defense. Suh played an integral role for the Bucs having the top  run stopping defense in the NFL with 73.8 yards per game.

During the 2019 season, Suh started all 16 games and recorded 41 tackles with 2.5 sacks, seven tackles for a loss, four passes defended and four fumble recoveries. He also had two defensive touchdowns in games at Los Angeles and at Atlanta.

Signing Suh for another adds one piece to the Bucs’ offseason puzzle as they maintain the defensive tackle duo of Suh and Vita Vea.  The Bucs have solidified their defensive front bringing back Suh along with edge rushers Jason Pierre-Paul and Shaq Barrett.

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  1. FREAKIN! AWESOME! NOW WE ROLL’N!!! GOBUCS!!!

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  2. Am I missing something? Didn’t already signed JPP and Shaq Barrett (Franchise Tag)?

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  3. EXCELLENT. Our D Line is still largely in place. We are going to be a force to reckon with next season.

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  4. Come on Matt! We already signed JPP and franchised Shaq. 🙂

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  5. Yes we did re-sign JPP and Shaq. Now we keep Suh along with Vea. Our best front four are all in place.

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  6. Will the REAL #93 please stand up?!

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    • That will leave a mark. Any comment from Dallas?

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  7. You guys are acting like he didn’t say we had already signed JPP and Shaq. He said we did. So, what are YOU missing?

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  8. Yesssss!!!!

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  9. Smart move. I was thinking he may want a deal like GMC got from Dallas. Go Bucs

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    • Devil is in the details – McCoy signed for 3 million bonus and 2.5 base guaranteed for 2020 and 5 million for 2021 of which only 1.5 is guaranteed. Max of 750k roster bonus each year with another max of 750k in incentives. “If” he is on the roster in 2021 another 2 is guaranteed against injury. 2022 5 million means nothing as nothing is guaranteed unless he is on the roster. Basically, regardless of how it is spun, the Cowboys are getting him for 5.5 plus the 750 roster bonus for 2020 and “potential 750 more” – not to mention the Texas 6.25% income tax. So 6.05 this year (without incentives) and and McCoy getting appx. 1.4 after tax in 2021 if they cut him. We don’t know the details on Suh yet, but if it is 8 million guaranteed and be a free agent again, I’d take that deal every day.

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      • actually, Texas like Florida has no state income tax. That’s why were are popular (and the beaches).

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        • Sorry, correct – I had quoted the sales tax- of which Florida is higher in most counties. Even without it, not the deal it seems

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  10. Yesssss !! that is THE good news (along with Shaq Barrett signing) on the defensive front !!!!

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  11. Now the draft we can concentrate on RB and OL. GO bucs. Probably need a veteren RB that can block. Gotta keep Brady upright!!

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  12. bucoffmatey, that’s because he changed the article buddy. It originally said, “all we need to do is sign JPP and Shaq Barrett”. That’s what we didn’t understand.

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  13. Yes!!! This is awesome news!

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  14. Oh yeah!

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  15. Exactly.

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  16. Brady effect?

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  17. Sneedy, appreciate the correction. I get to the party late sometimes lol

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  18. Hell yes.

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  19. Hell Yeah!!! we really needed him back.

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  20. A very important piece of the frontline puzzle! A much needed piece. He is still a monster. I feel much better getting those key cogs signed. Now the veteran RB and veteran defensive back and we r good to go until the draft! Go Bucs!

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  21. YES!!!! Reports had me believing he was gone. Relieved.

    Suh and JPP drive the attitude on this D. Both of these guys along with Vea will make Barrett that much more effective.

    Nice job by Licht & Co.

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  22. Good deal! Bucs aren’t sparing expense now with a defense that finally showed signs of life for first time in 5 years. Great job keeping the core together.

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  23. Last critical FA signing IMO. Now fill in the holes with the Draft and prioritize Running game, and O-Line.

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  24. NFLN reports: 49ers and Ravens both missed on Suh. Wow, Tom Brady effect anyone? Those are two playoff teams (one of them Super Bowl) that he said no too. I’m sure scheme familiarity and love for the other guys on the DL had influence but you think he comes back if JW is still here? Doubtful. This is the Lebron James effect we have been watching here in LA for two years. Love it

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  25. Glad we signed him. So that must have been the reason why Perriman wasn’t signed.
    If the head to choose between the two Suh was more important..

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  26. Great News. Keeping the Defense intact is crucial.

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  27. A Tad expensive but worth it.

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    • I always felt that Pewter report was undervaluing what we could re-sign JPP, Shaq and Suh for. The number of snaps that JPP and Suh have played all throughout their career. Not easy to replace those guys. I am glad we resigned them.

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  28. SappAttack, the 49ers, and Ravens are in states with high taxes, and cost of living. Smart money wise staying in Fla.

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  29. That’s precisely why you don’t over spend for Perriman Horse!
    After Shaq Barrett deal Suh was the #2 priority this offseason. I feel confident now that we can go into the draft and take the Best Available Player without fear of missing out on a particular position of need…..
    The Bucs just need to keep building off of this momentum by sticking to the plan. Don’t try to win the offseason with pricey FA but by being patient, letting the dust settle down a little bit and finding your pieces to fit your scheme. Nice Job!!

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  30. I think everyone was sweating this one; whether we’d get Ndamukong back. If we didn’t, we could have had to make due a bit more. The Bucs still have a little bit of a depth problem.

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  31. Good News!!!!!

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  32. Captain Sky, agree with you. This is got to be one of the best free agency seasons in a long time for the Bucs.

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  33. I was actually getting nervous Suh might sign somewhere else. I’m glad he’s back. That guy is a force of nature!

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  34. This is awesome news.

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  35. I’m thinking LBs D. White and Lavonte David both will have special years this year! With the pressure from the DLine I think this will only enhance their play this season! I know Brady grabs all the headlines now, but this “D” could be something really special this year. Can’t wait to watch it!

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  36. Holy moly…I am stoked. That front seven is going to be nasty and I am sure the Bucs will sign more promising young defenders to groom and learn from monsters like JPP, and Suh.

    This is going to be fun. 🙂

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  37. Why do people keep saying all we need to do in the draft is focus on RB and Oline. I totally agree those are areas of need, but the draft isn’t for need, it should be for depth/grooming. We have a couple old guys on the d-line we’ll need to replace soon, as well as a qb we’ll def need to replace in 2 years. I’d say the draft is for building depth, unless you can get a starter in the first round. I can already see it, when we draft d-line, people are going to be like, wtf we don’t a d-lineman.

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    • We could definitely use a young edge rusher for depth. Hopefully Nelson can provide some DL depth. I wouldn’t mind the edge rusher from LSU if there isn’t an OT at 14. The more pass rushers the better. Keeps everyone fresh. Some of us have probably forgotten how much fun a dominating defense is to watch. Gives a team (and fans) confidence going into every game that they can win.

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  38. If Jason Licht drafts another CB this year Were throwing him off the Pirate Ship!
    Most draft boards are setup this way: #1 Player Grade – #2 Players Positional Value {QB,LT,DE} No drafting Kickers and finally #3 Team Needs
    #2 & #3 are swapped depending on the philosophy of the GM. Example Mark Dominick always drafted for team needs that is why the talent level was so low when he was here. Jason has always aloud his head coach dictate the first pick and after that he takes over. I honestly don’t know which direction we will go in this draft because its so top heavy. Be hard to screw this one up I think.

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  39. I am always late to the party. (And I really don’t care. :-G )

    Is there a notification system where a bell goes off or something when someone on the the staff at PR is going to post a article?

    I along with y’all are happy to get the good news. Things are falling into place.
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    Go Bucs!!!

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  40. Front 7 is all back 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

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  41. U know I think it’s a crapshoot. I really do. I mean trades can happen. Guys can get hurt. Guys could get arrested. Lots of variables. I will say this though… after that stud OLineman pick at 14 anything’s possible. I mean in round 2 if there is a round 1 grade QB left that they r high on… they could surprise everyone and pull that ticket… u really just don’t know. If at the end of round 1 u see there’s an impact player still on the board u could trade back up into the bottom of round 1 and grab that kid! We really can only speculate, but I believe it’s a given we go OLine at 14…especially with Brady at QB. U have to protect him! I expect the Bucs to get good value this year because of the free agent signings to solidify that DLine they really can go highest ranked player available rather than strictly need. Regardless it’s going to be exciting! Go Bucs!

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  42. Keep one offensive lineman with COVID isolated; and release him on Sundays

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  43. 8 mil a yr seems like a lot for 40 combined tackles and 2.5 sacks

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  44. Because what Suh does/is doesn’t always show up in the stats. I guarantee u without Suh it would have showed up in the stats… as in less sacks for Shaq and JPP!

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