Ndamukong Suh is coming off of a pretty productive season last season in his only year with the Rams and now Adam Schecter of ESPN is reporting that he has found a new home and that will be with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Schefter is reporting the deal is for one-year with the financial terms of the deal yet to be reported.
Tampa Bay is a candidate in a lot of peoples eyes to have a bounce back year this year under new head coach Bruce Arians and with Todd Bowles being the defensive coordinator after those two had success together in Arizona. Schefter is reporting that part of the reason Suh is going to sign with the Buccaneers is because he had interest in playing for Bowles.
Suh is 32-years old, but he is still coming off of a season where he ranked as the 20th best defensive lineman in football according to Pro Football Focus and not only was he solid in the regular season, but in the Rams’ run to the Super Bowl this past season Suh looked like his old self in the playoffs in terms of being pretty much unblockable. If he is going to bring that kind of play to Tampa Bay, this will be well worth it.
Now Suh won’t be playing next to a player the caliber of Aaron Donald, which will likely make an impact because when he was next to Donald defenses had to focus on Donald, leaving Suh with one-on-one matchups pretty much all the time.
Tampa Bay cut Gerald McCoy yesterday, clearing a lot of cap space and now they have gotten a player that graded out higher than McCoy last season.
This season in Tampa Bay is going to be interesting with Bruce Arians and Todd Bowles back together leading the ship and with the addition of Suh, they just got more interesting because he is an interesting player to follow wherever he goes.
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