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

    Crazy..Wow…

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  3. 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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  4. Edit: Not McCoy…Vea. haha

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

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  6. Bringing in some attitude, I love it.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. I’m not saying just purely in Sacks, but overall pressure and stoppage and tackles and hits.

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. *I’d pick Suh.

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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. Where is DumbAssBob?

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

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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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.

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

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  33. 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 BA can we get some RG Suh in certain situations, hell in a lot ways he a throwback could he play both ways. I think he has the motor, that would make me a Suh fan.LOL

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

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

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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. This deal will only be positive if he signs for $9.5M or less.

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  40. 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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  41. We just got better.

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  42. 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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  43. 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.

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  44. 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 around on the 53-man roster, so I think we’re doing alright now at every defensive position. The main question, which will be answered at some point this fall, is how much of the Bucs’ failures on defense over the past decade have been due to poor coaching.

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

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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. @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 pull that out.
    Players across the league seem to respect Gerald, but nobody fears him…. Different story coming from the 3-tech spot now. 2019 is looking a lot different, hopefully it’s not the same song and dance come December. I remain hopeful and optimistic. GO BUCS!!!

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  50. 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 something this team has sorely lacked. Sure Alexander was a beast, but not for 13-14 mil a year. Devin white will be twice the player Alexander is and I’m a pretty big Alexander fan. White is a ray Lewis /patrick Willis type player.
    Remember when we passed on Luke kuechly for Mark Barron? Need I say more on that?.. McCoy has been great, but we should’ve traded him 2 years ago. Hes a nice guy, but nice guys don’t scare you on the field. Suh scares you. He’s got an attitude when he plays. Sapp was our attitude guy, our enforcer, the guy that would shove you after the play was over, run through your warm ups and get inside your head. Suh does that where as McCoy hasn’t even come close to that. Hence why suhs teams have made the playoffs and his defenses have made impacts where as McCoys have not. Suh is an attitude signing. He’s still a brute and imo fits this defense better than McCoy. As for jpp, that sucks but things happen and we’ve gotta move on. Don’t sleep on Anthony Nelson. I’m a huge hawkeye fan. I live in Iowa city and have seen many of his games in person. He’s a steal. I was hoping he would stay for his senior year, allowing him to play alongside A.J. Epenesa who is as an absolute freak and will be a top ten pick next year. Nelson is long, athletic, has a fantastic motor and gets key sacks when the team needs it. BA knows what he’s doing. Put vea and suh together with David and white behind them, our defensive front is already scarery and demands respect. Trust in ba, trust the process. Sorry this post is so long but I had a lot to make up for!

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  51. I just want a little bit of what BigSombrero is drinking.

    Very excited to have Suh on the team! Very interested to see what he officially signs for in light of McCoy not wanting to stay for less than 13 million.

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  52. With regards to McCoy, to paraphrase Bill Walsh, it’s better to get rid of a player a year too soon rather than a year too late. Especially if he’s eating up $13 million in cap space.

    With regards to Suh, whatever you think about his signing, IF it happens, let’s make sure he: 1) doesn’t drive and 2) is covered in bubble wrap if he gets into a car.

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  53. I always find it comical when someone discounts any player acquisition by saying, “No one else signed him”. Duh! That doesn’t mean no one else wanted the player. Hesitating to ask a young lady to the Prom, because she hasn’t agreed to go with anyone else yet, might just leave you standing in the corner next to your sister.

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  54. Haha, I love these analogies @scubog. Some times that pretty girl at the prom has a “reputation” if you know what I mean. Because she’s been around the block everybody knows that they can have her at the right price. The only one who gets excited about this prom date is a nerd who can’t get a date any other way.

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  55. Why didn’t the Rams or the other 30 teams want to sign Suh? I read that the Rams were disappointed in Suh’s effort throughout the year. Coaches said he played with effort in the post season but they couldnt get him to perform before that. I hope he didnt just take the one year deal with us because not one other team in the league wanted anything to do with him. DeSean Jackson did us like that. Never showed up to OTA’s, claiming he worked out in California. He sure af was at Philly’s OTA’s this year though…smh McCoy is the definition of a Buccaneer man. Hate all you want on the man but he had waaay better numbers than Suh this far if you wanna count thebfact that Suh played many more snaps and played in many more games for their numbers to be so close. Before you all start yapping thinking im being negative. I’m not! Just stating facts. I truly hope Suh comes in and works his tail off to be all he can be. I love our organization win or lose and have for a rrally long time! Every year i think is our year because i have always had faith and gave our coaches and front office the benefit of a doubt because thats rheir job and not mine. So to the boy named Suh, welcome to the squad!! Oh and please try and keep from stomping on Evan Smith like you did when you played for Detroit and he was at Green Bay 🤞🏾

    Go Bucs!!!!

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  56. A few thoughts:

    1) Suh is certainly an upgrade over Beau Allen.
    2) That’s a pretty low bar for an upgrade.
    3) When was the last time a 32 year old DT had a pro-bowl type season?
    4) In other words, why is 32 year old Suh going to be any better than 31 year old McCoy?…both seemed to be well on the down slope of their careers – Suh being now on his 4th team.
    5) We save $3m on sal cap…which we can use on Wil Gohlston, I guess.

    I put this in the category of “meh”. Suh was a game-changer, so was McCoy, so was Lawrence Taylor…none of them are anymore.

    Licht is going to need to do a lot better than that if this team is to outperform 2 straight 5-win seasons.

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  57. You still have two guys on the line that require a double in Vea and Suh. That should give someone some shots and the QB.

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  58. Last year our “defenders” assembled escorts down the middle of the filed and provided snacks and drinks to them if they grew weary of all the running.

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  59. Snook…Finally a DT from the 2010 draft class that won’t take plays off? You’re kidding me right? Suh is the KING of taking plays off. Shows how much football you actually watch. McCoy takes so many less plays off than Suh it’s not even funny. What world are you living in? You want proof? Go rewatch oh I don’t know, EVERY SINGLE GAME he was on the Dolphins. And you’ll see a player who pretty much quit on every other play. It was embarrassing to watch. There’s a reason why he’s been “so durable” and it’s not because he’s actually durable. It’s because he knows exactly how many plays he can take off to make sure he never fully puts himself at risk of injury. Give me McCoy 7 days a week, and twice on sundays

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