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.
Ndamukong Suh and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are finalizing a one-year deal, a source tells ESPN. Barring any late hang ups, Suh is now expected to be a Buccaneer.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 21, 2019
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.
Tip I got yesterday afternoon — before McCoy news even came out — was that Bucs were expected to sign Suh for one year, $10 million within 24 hours. Couldn’t confirm, but everything else has followed so far …
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) May 21, 2019
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