Rakeem Nunez-Roches

#56 DL / Tampa Bay Buccaneers / EXP: 7YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 307 lb Age: 28 College: Southern Miss Bye 9

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  • Nunez-Roches re-signed with the Buccaneers on a two-year, $5 million deal Thursday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. The offseason strategy for Tampa Bay is clear as the franchise pursues a Super Bowl repeat; bring everybody back. While Nunez-Roches signing a new contract may be a less-publicized transaction compared to those of defensive stars Lavonte David and Shaquil Barrett, the 27-year-old nevertheless joins a growing list of would-be free agents who GM Jason Licht has managed to retain from last year's roster. Nunez-Roches started all four of Tampa Bay's postseason games in January and February, collecting four tackles and a QB hit.

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  • Nunez-Roches (foot) is re-signing with Tampa Bay on a one-year, $2.25 million contract, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. Nunez-Roches came off the bench for Tampa last season, recording nine tackles on 293 defensive snaps in 16 games. He'll probably end up in a depth role again, but he could get a shot at a starting job if the Bucs don't sign a replacement for free agent Ndamukong Suh. There hasn't been any indication that Nunez-Roches' foot injury from Week 17 was serious.

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  • Nunez-Roches (finger) will play in Thursday's game versus the Panthers, Carmen Vitali of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Nunez-Roches left Week 1's game versus the 49ers with a finger injury after 14 defensive snaps. The fifth-year pro will likely have a similar role Thursday.

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  • Nunez-Roches suffered a hand injury during Sunday's game against the 49ers and is questionable to return, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. It's unclear how the veteran picked up the injury, but it's serious enough to force him to miss time for evaluation. With Nunez-Roches sidelined, Beau Allen could see an increase in snaps.

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  • Nunez-Roches tallied three tackles (two solo), including two sacks, in the Buccaneers' 13-12 preseason win over the Browns on Friday. The reserve defensive lineman had quite the impact, notching his pair of quarterback takedowns in the second half. Nunez-Roches has shown well this preseason, having also recorded multiple stops in the exhibition opener against the Steelers. He'll project as Ndamukong Suh's primary backup at left defensive end in coordinator Todd Bowles' 3-4 defense during the 2019 campaign.

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WK OPP TK SACK INT FF DFR DFTD PDEF FPTS
1 DAL 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 ATL 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @LAR 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @NE 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 MIA 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @PHI 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 CHI 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @NO 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 BYE - - - - - - - -
10 @WAS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 NYG 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @IND 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK
13 12/05 @Atlanta Falcons 11
14 12/12 Buffalo Bills 3
15 12/19 New Orleans Saints 24
16 12/26 @Carolina Panthers 18
17 01/02 @New York Jets 25
18 01/09 Carolina Panthers 18

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