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Week 3 Outlook
The Bucs activated Ndamukong Suh from the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday.
The move, which was expected, comes just in the nick of time for the Bucs' Week 1 game against the Cowboys. Suh is part of a formidable Bucs defense, and he recorded six sacks and 44 tackles last season. He and the Bucs should make life difficult for the Cowboys on Thursday, especially without Zack Martin.
The Buccaneers and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh are finalizing a one-year deal with $9 million fully guaranteed. The pact includes incentives.
This move was prefaced by the Donovan Smith extension, which created $10.6 million in cap space for 2021. Tampa Bay now solidifies its firepower in the trenches in hopes of running it back. The former No. 2 overall pick made 16 starts last year, recording six sacks and 44 tackles. He is a five-time Pro Bowler and three-time First-Team All-Pro.
Per Dianna Russini of ESPN, the Bucs and DE Ndamukong Suh are in talks for a new deal.
Coming off a Super Bowl victory, the Bucs have done an extraordinary job retaining their most important free agents. Right now, it looks like Suh might be the next man up for a potential re-signing. If a deal gets done it will likely be for one year, similar to Suh's previous contracts with the Bucs. Suh was an important part of the dominant Tampa defensive line in 2020, contributing six sacks.
According to a source, Ndamukong Suh has officially signed his one-year, $8M deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Suh is officially returning to Tampa Bay for the 2020 season. While the 10-year veteran has seen his sack totals decrease each year since 2014, he’s still a very formidable force on the defensive line. Suh has also been the epitome of consistency and health throughout his NFL tenure, missing just two games back in 2011. The Bucs are doing all they can to make their team a Super Bowl-caliber squad with the addition of QB Tom Brady and signing Suh was most definitely a top priority this off-season.
Ndamukong Suh is expected to return to Tampa Bay on a 1-year/$8M deal.
Suh's best days are well behind him as he's failed to record five or more sacks in a season since 2016, but the veteran defensive tackle will still draw some extra attention from the opposing offense and hopefully help Todd Bowles' defense to finish as the league's top rushing defense for the second straight year. The Bucs said their priority (besides signing Tom Brady) was to keep their defense intact, and this move shows that they are true to their word.