ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh are nearing a one-year deal, and that the deal is expected to be finalized shortly barring any changes.

The report comes as no surprise following the release of the Bucs’ longtime defensive tackle, Gerald McCoy, on Monday.

One year older than McCoy, Suh was drafted one spot before McCoy – second overall – in the 2010 draft. After spending his first five seasons with Detroit and a three-year stint in Miami, Suh played a vital part across from Aaron Donald on the Los Angeles Rams’ defensive line that represented the NFC in the Super Bowl last season.

Since entering the league Suh has missed just two games in his career, a two-game suspension as a second-year player in 2011. In that time he’s racked up 56 sacks, 166 quarterback hits, four forced fumbles and 107 tackles for loss on his way to five Pro Bowls and two first-team all-pro appearances.

As far as the money involved goes it’s hard to predict, but Greg Auman of The Athletic reports, but hasn’t confirmed, that the one-year deal could potentially fall around $10 million.

PewterReport.com will have more information as it becomes available.

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Buc stops here
1 year ago

Not a surprise, with McCoy being cut today. This has been reported elsewhere already: https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/buccaneers-release-gerald-mccoy-after-nine-seasons-reportedly-might-target-ndamukong-suh-as-replacement/

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Alldaway 2.0
1 year ago

Suh is the hell razor that Bowles wants to line up next to McCoy.

Crazy..Wow…

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buddah
1 year ago

Yep, he wanted to join a playoff team! Where did I hear that yesterday as a reason why he would never sign with the Buccaneers. . Oh, I heard it here from BAB who babbles here daily and lives his life in a circle of negativity.

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Alldaway 2.0
1 year ago

Edit: Not McCoy…Vea. haha

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Alldaway 2.0
1 year ago

Am I dreaming and is this real? LOL someone pinch me…Suh may end up a Buc. o.O

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BucRy
1 year ago

Bringing in some attitude, I love it.

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tpeluso
1 year ago

A lot riding on what Suh’s number ends up being. Hopefully we got him cheap enough to get the rest of the draft class signed without having to make any significant additional moves.

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Alldaway 2.0
1 year ago

Bucs have basically rebuilt the center of the defense along with adding boundary CB’s in Dean and Murphy-Bunting.

Suh- D. White – M. Edwards

Just have to see how edge rusher shakes out and how JPP heals.

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BucRy
1 year ago

One of the best thing with Suh is his durability, we can almost be sure he will be available all season.

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D-Rome
1 year ago

That’s a mistake but I expect no less from Jason Licht. I can’t wait for December 30, 2019. That’ll be the day Jason Licht’s reign of terror will come to an end.

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wolfet
1 year ago

That is tough interior to run against. Suh and vea with white and David behind them are going to be problems for offenses.

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Snook
1 year ago

Finally a DT from the 2010 draft on our team that won’t take plays off!!!

Cut McCoy
Moore as consultant
Sign Suh

3 for 3.

For anyone thinking Licht is actually in charge, you need to wake up. These are ARIANS moves.

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twspin
1 year ago

LMAO here. Suh will not come cheap. To pay the rooks, they are gonna have to cut JPP also. Suh is ok. But his Attitude gets more penalties than he does anything. Many are seeing this as a great move. But the jury is out.

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Spitfire
1 year ago

If Suh plays like himself and doesn’t have Donald stealing most of his sacks, this might replace McCoy and half JPP. The have Nassib and Barrett as OLBs and our front 7 will look pretty solid!

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cgmaster27
1 year ago

I dont hate this. Should be interesting but it’s clear Bruce wants guys with attitude and I have no problem with that. Suh will probably play end in a 3-4 and 3 tech in dime. And he is vastly better than McCoy at playing the run. And it’s a one year deal so no long term commitment and hell be motivated.

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BucRy
1 year ago

How is it a mistake D-Rome? The fact that we immediately brought in a player who is proven to replace McCoy is a win in my books..don’t know what you’re smoking.

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Spitfire
1 year ago

I’m not saying just purely in Sacks, but overall pressure and stoppage and tackles and hits.

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BigSombrero
1 year ago

I like it.

In the off season, Suh is being mentored byWarren Buffet! True story! Now Nassib has someone to talk about finance with!

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stlbucsfan
1 year ago

Even though I know this is an Arians move, I applaud it. If you have to pick between Suh and GMC I’d pick. Now it’s time to take a 5th and get Leonard Williams, you can create the money next year to extend him if he plays well.

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stlbucsfan
1 year ago

*I’d pick Suh.

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BucRy
1 year ago

It’s kind of funny how things turns out..coming out the draft I was hoping the lions would pass on Suh for us to get him..almost a decade later..we get rid of McCoy and take the guy that I originally wanted from the draft.

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fredster
1 year ago

Great move! One year deal makes total sense. If doesn’t work out we draft another DT next year. He will be motivated with the deal and is better than McCoy imho.

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SenileSenior
1 year ago

So y’all think Bucco Bruce can light a fire under him? He can get more out of him than Sean McVay could?
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Go Bucs!!!

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drdneast
1 year ago

Where is DumbAssBob?

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drdneast
1 year ago

Sorry, but signing Suh over McCoy for less money is not a mistake.

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D-Rome
1 year ago

BucRy, it’s a mistake because (as usual) the Bucs are pouncing on a player that 31 other teams in the NFL did not want. There’s a reason for that….

The Patriots and Browns are expressing interest in McCoy. Other teams are as well according to various reports. You have to wonder why they didn’t try to sign Suh given that he’s been a free agent for MONTHS.

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Alldaway 2.0
1 year ago

The naysayers have been wrong for most of the off season it seems.

It is one thing to be critical when the season is over but it is another thing to overlook the transformation of the franchise in the last five months with new coaching staff and new players added.

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BucRy
1 year ago

We all know bob will find a way to turn this into a negative signing..the only negative would be if he cost more than McCoy for a one year rental..other than that the guy can still play..Vea learned some from McCoy and now he will learn some more from Suh. I really can’t find a negative here.

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ayron54
1 year ago

So we get rid of an old DT, just to get an older one?? Everyone is really excited about this signing? I mean… I guess he is better against the run in comparison to GMC 🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️

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BigSombrero
1 year ago

I’m not so sure his production will be what it was in 2014 when he was mashing necks, but I know I won’t hear a “mic’d up” apology to frickin Ben Rothlisraper. I definitely agree that Vea, Suh and Gholston will be damn tough to run the ball against. Add in Barrett and Nassib off the edge and David and White flying around…. I really like how that sounds. That’s a front 7 that will kick some serious ass. Too bad they don’t have JPP to add. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

BucRy
1 year ago

Rome, I get what you’re saying but at this point..who else could we bring in to replace McCoy? If this is only a one year rental deal that’s cheaper than McCoy, I don’t see the problem with bringing him in..he is still productive and the FA market was thin at his position.

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BucRy
1 year ago

I’m hoping Gholston plays the way he did a few seasons ago..suh, vea, gholston could work out nicely.

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40+yrs fan, 7 double digit win seasons, feels like 30+ double digit losing seasons & 1 SB. Go yucks

Suh scares people on the field, he is country strong, one of the most intense players in the game plays with a nobody can whup him attitude. He is not the smartest player in the world, in some ways this is good for vea to build on & learn from hopefully with sapp in both of their ears. We needed to do this in our run dominant division we have to stop the run in order to have a chance to win it. personally not a Big Suh fan,not sold on his leadership skills but I see the logic, Hey… Read more »

nybuccguy
1 year ago

We should have drafted Ed Oliver. Hes cheaper and better than McCoy and Suh.

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76Buc
1 year ago

BucRy, don’t jinx Suh; He’s never been hurt , but he is joining the Tampa Bay MASH Unit LMAO.

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BucRy
1 year ago

I’m trying to be 76buc! Which is why I said “we can ALMOST be sure” I know anything could happen but am hoping he stays healthy!

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BigSombrero
1 year ago

SUH-SLAP!!

…Right across the FACE of all the McCoy excuse-makers and apologists!

To all those who said anyone critical of McCoy should just follow another team, I say, you are forgiven!

Now YOU can show how LOYAL A BUCS FAN YOU ARE by saying you’re glad the Bucs have Suh instead of McCoy!!!

OUCH!! SUH-SLAP!

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BucRy
1 year ago

Suh played 145 more snaps than McCoy did last year..that’s a pretty big gap..better run defender too and has proved that he could play in the 3-4..he also wanted to play under Bowles apparently.

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76Buc
1 year ago

This deal will only be positive if he signs for $9.5M or less.

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76Buc
1 year ago

40+ you sound like a nice guy, but your writing style or lack there of is very similar to Buc-ass-bob. Lot’s of run on sentences. Other than that, I didn’t understand a word you said, but I liked it anyway.

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Dman
1 year ago

We just got better.

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Captain Sly
1 year ago

Some of you are running and jumping with excitement but let’s wait and see what he signs for. You can make an argument that McCoy is better so Suh’s contract should be much less, If not and his contract is near what McCoy was making then that tells me that this was personal between BA and GMC.

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dbenn2012
1 year ago

Reported Bucs signed Suh – we’ll wait until we see the number as that sets the market for McCoy (who will take less to finally get a chance at the playoffs/SB. What happened to Suh only caring about getting a SB ring this year? According to the Times & ProFootball Talk, McCoy’s agents were offered the opportunity to speak to other teams about a potential trade and did not even pursue. Now those and other sources are reporting potential interest from Browns, Raiders, Jaguars, Cowbows, Falcons, Saints, and Patriots for McCoy now that a draft pick is not involved. Rate… Read more »

EricNV
1 year ago

Aldaway – Once we sign Suh, we’ve got depth at each of the defensive positions, even OLB / EDGE. People tend to forget we did sign someone who I think is a legitimate starter in place of JPP in Shaquil Barrett, plus we added an OLB / Edge rusher from Iowa I personally think could be a steal in Anthony Nelson, plus we still have Nassib (who is in a contract year) and Spence knows he’s in a last chance situation this year. That walk-on player who wowed the Bucs during rookie OTAs sounds like he could very well stick… Read more »

Alldaway 2.0
1 year ago

@ericnv

I agree defensive depth is a lot better than people realize. I also think the Bucs are not done adding ot the defense. By training camp I think the Bucs add a player or two to start camp with and compete.

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EricNV
1 year ago

Yeah, you’re right. Picking up good players in August is both Arian’s and Licht’s MO.

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40+yrs fan, 7 double digit win seasons, feels like 30+ double digit losing seasons & 1 SB. Go yucks

76buc how can you like, what you don’t understand? Thanks I guess, I apologize if I don’t pass your written communication standards. Sometimes I feel Bobs pain he is tired of the losing, to his credit this team has made some epic mistakes since 1976. I’m quite sure you know all about. A lot of times this site becomes a bash bob forum. For what?

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OneBucPerson
1 year ago

Excellent move, pick up a comparable player to GMac who not only is familiar with playing in a 3-4 but it cheaper, more durable, and significantly better against the run. Suh and Vita are gonna make it damn near impossible to get interior runs off on us and with the absorbing blocks guys like Lavonte, Devin, Shaq, and Nassib/Spence are gonna feast.

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GrayBalls
1 year ago

@stlbucsfan As awesome as it sounds to have Williams-Vea-Suh, it won’t happen. LW is guaranteed too much money for the Bucs to be able to fit that contract, we simply don’t have the contracts to maneuver and make that up…. W/O a penalty. What I like most about Suh coming in is Vea will have a different type of mentor this season. McCoy is the consummate pro, Suh is a dog looking to bite. Licht asked Vea to be more violent last year, Suh might just be the type of guy to put next to him in order to really… Read more »

buclover1988
1 year ago

Hello buc fans, it’s been a LONG time since I’ve commented. Almost 3-4 years I think. I’ve been busy with life and what not. But I feel like now is the time to come back to the frey and join my fellow fans in discussing our favorite team. First, extremely excited about the direction this team is going. BA is making a difference all around, making sure licht drafts the right guys along with bringing in the right guys in fa and on the coaching staff. Devin white was the absolute right choice. Talent is one thing, but leadership is… Read more »