Suh officially signed with Tampa Bay on a one-year, $9.25 million contract Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Incentives can push the contract to $10 million, which -- even maxed out -- is a significant savings from the $13 million price tag Gerald McCoy would've been owed. In any event, the 32-year-old Suh will provide an interior pass rush and should play a key role in keeping hands off linebackers Devin White and Lavonte David.
Suh is finalizing a one-year deal with the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Just one day after the Buccaneers released defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who was owed $13 million in 2019, the team has found his replacement in Suh. The 32-year-old is coming off a 2018 campaign with 59 tackles (41 solo) and 4.5 sacks while appearing in every game for the Rams' Super Bowl run. He gives the Bucs an elite, durable pass rusher inside to help fill the void left by McCoy's release.
Rams general manager Les Snead said Tuesday that re-signing Suh is "pretty much guaranteed to be off the table," Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports. Suh's price tag is likely too rich for a Rams team that's down to about $5 million in cap space after adding Clay Matthews, Eric Weddle and Blake Bortles in free agency in recent weeks. Though he probably didn't perform as well as the Rams had hoped in his lone season with the team, Suh is arguably the best player available in free agency at this juncture and still profiles as an elite run defender. Durability is not a concern either for the 32-year-old, who has never missed a start due to injury in his nine-year career.
Suh is headed for free agency with the Rams not utilizing the franchise tag this offeason, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports. Suh joined the Rams on a one-year deal last March after being cut by the Dolphins, and he totaled 59 tackles (41 solo), 4.5 sacks and 19 quarterback hits while helping the team reach the Super Bowl. The 32-year-old may not be the elite presence he once was, but he still corroborated his ability to serve as a disruptive defensive tackle in 2018 and should draw solid interest as a free agent.
Suh recorded nine tackles (four solo) and 0.5 sacks across 60 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Seahawks. Suh exploded for nine tackles Sunday, his highest single-game total since Week 2 of the 2016 season. He now has 33 tackles and 3.5 sacks through 10 games as he continues to see high snap counts every week.
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