Ndamukong Suh finalising one-year deal with Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Last Updated: 22/05/19 7:32am
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are finalising a one-year contract with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, according to multiple reports.
The deal comes a day after the team "mutually parted ways" with defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who, coincidentally, was chosen one pick after Suh in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Reports of the Bucs' interest in Suh emerged on Monday, but head coach Bruce Arians was cagey when asked about the subject on Tuesday, telling reporters, "I can't talk about him, he's not on my team."
Reminded that Suh was a free agent, Arians added, "He's a hell of a player, so we'll see."
Suh, 32, had 4.5 sacks and 19 quarterback hits for the Los Angeles Rams last season, starting all 16 games for the eighth time in nine seasons since he was drafted second overall in 2010.
He has never missed a game to injury, with the only absence of his career due to a two-game suspension in 2011.
Suh has 56 career sacks and 166 QB hits in 142 games, earning five Pro Bowl nods and three first-team All-Pro selections. Just one of those honours has come since 2014, when he made the Pro Bowl with the Miami Dolphins in 2016.
A member of the final draft class before the new CBA, Suh has made $138.7m in his career, the second-most of any active non-quarterback behind Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald ($163.3m), who entered the league in 2004.
He earned $14m on a one-year deal with the Rams last season.
Terms on Suh's deal with the Buccaneers have not yet been reported.