DE - FA
The Buccaneers and free agent Carl Nassib have agreed on a one-year deal.
The move lands Nassib back in Tampa Bay with head coach Todd Bowles. The 29-year-old DE played for the Bucs in 2018 and 2019 where he totaled an impressive 12.5 sacks, six of which came in 2019 under Bowles who was the defensive coordinator at the time. He most recently played for the Las Vegas Raiders from 2020 to 2021 but wasn't able to reach the same level of play finishing with only four sacks in his two seasons with the team before they released him in March. While Nassib may not be a cornerstone piece of the Bucs defense in 2022, he does add some depth and familiarity to the unit.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Raiders DE Carl Nassib (toe) is expected to play in Week 7.
Nassib has not played since breaking his toe back in Week 7 but is trending in the right direction for a Sunday return against Tampa Bay. Nassib's return couldn't have come at a better time as he will attempt to pressure Tom Brady with the revenge game narrative on his side. Nassib enters Week 7 with a half a sack.
Carl Nassib ended Sunday’s loss to the Panthers with six total tackles and one sack.
Nassib currently has 18 total tackles (12 solo) and two sacks through Week 6. He can be kept on waivers in most leagues.
The entire Tampa Bay defensive line enjoyed a productive contest versus San Fransico in the win Week 12. Carl Nassib could be considered as a player leading the way with the only forced fumble and attempt at a turnover. But the numbers across the board for the defensive lineman was ridiculous to be kind about it. Between Nassib, Vita Vea, Jason Pierre-Paul, and Gerald McCoy there were a total of four sacks on San Fransico quarterback Nick Mullins.
For IDP owners in general, if they had any of those defensive linemen or the additional players of Vinny Curry, Beau Allen, and even the disappointing Noah Spence who added a solo, they received a portion of a grand total of seventeen combined tackles, the four sacks, six tackles for a loss, and the one forced fumble by Nassib. It was a good contest to own a Tampa Bay defensive lineman.
With Jason Pierre-Paul and Vinny Curry (again for Curry) questionable for Sunday's matchup versus San Fransico, Tamps Bay defensive end Carl Nassib could see an uptick again in Week 12.
Even if Pierre-Paul and Curry are a full go Sunday, IDP owners still may want to consider Nassib as an upper DL2 option Sunday. He will at the least be a part of the rotation and has performed above average since joining the starting unit.