Suh has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Suh, who's coming off a 2020 campaign in which he logged 43 tackles and six sacks, is thus in line to reprise his starting role on the Bucs' defensive line. His return to the mix bolsters the team's interior pass rush in advance of Thursday's season-opener against the Cowboys.
Suh (illness) has tested positive for COVID-19, independent NFL journalist Aaron Wilson reports. Suh was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier Saturday and did not travel with the team to Houston. After confirmation of a positive test, his route back to Tampa Bay's roster is difficult. The 34-year-old may be able to clear protocols in time for the season opener Aug. 9, but his conditioning may be impacted by the illness.
Suh was back in practice Monday after receiving a veteran's maintenance day off Sunday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. The standout veteran has been his usual self when he's been on the practice field, lending credence to the notion he once again could serve as one of the better IDP assets across the league at defensive tackle. Suh has accumulated 8.5 sacks over his first two seasons in Tampa Bay, a figure he's supplemented with a solid 84 tackles, six defensed passes, two defensive touchdowns, four fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.
Suh didn't participate in Tuesday's practice due to an unspecified issue, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. The veteran defensive tackle practiced the first two days of training camp after dealing with a minor wrist issue in June minicamp, but he was just an observer Tuesday. Laine notes Suh is always subject to the occasional maintenance day both in camps and during the season, and his activity Wednesday should provide further clarity on whether that was indeed the case in this instance.
Suh sat out Tuesday's practice with a minor wrist injury, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. The 34-year-old indicated it's not a serious issue and shouldn't affect his availability for training camp. Suh re-signed with Tampa Bay on a one-year deal in March after posting 43 tackles (27 solo), six sacks and a forced fumble in 16 games last season.
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