DE Ndamukong Suh Close to Signing a 1-Year Deal with Tampa Bay

Ndamukong Suh with the Dolphins. Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

One day after releasing defensive end Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay Buccaneers already have his replacement. ESPN‘s Adam Schefter reports that Bucs are finalizing a deal with DE Ndamukong Suh, who is set to ink a one-year deal with the organization.

Suh, who has five Pro Bowl appearances to his name, spent 2018 on a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams. He helped the Rams to reach the Super Bowl contributing with 59 tackles, 4.5 sacks, four passes defended and two fumble recoveries.

When asked about the possibility of Suh replacing McCoy earlier on Tuesday, Tampa Bay’s head coach Bruce Arians didn’t want to reveal much info. 

“I can’t talk about him. He’s not on my team,” – Arians initially responded.

When reporters told Arians that he can talk about Suh without fear of tampering since he is a free agent, he added: “He’s a hell of a player, so we’ll see.”

Ndamukong Suh entered the league in 2010 when Detroit Lions took him second overall in that year’s draft. After four years with the Lions, he earned three Pro Bowl appearances and received First-team All-Pro honors three times, Suh decided to sign with Miami Dolphins in 2015. He played three seasons with the Dolphins, before being released as part of the Dolphins’ rebuilding process.

Suh’s NFL career stats include 476 tackles, 56.6 sacks, four forced fumbles, one interception and one defensive touchdown.