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March 19, 2021 11:56 AM
Buccaneers' Rakeem Nunez-Roches: Staying in Tampa Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 19, 2020 03:08 PM
Buccaneers' Rakeem Nunez-Roches: Stays with Tampa
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 29, 2019 03:32 PM
Buccaneers' Rakeem Nunez-Roches: Done for the season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nunez-Roches will not return to Sunday's contest against the Falcons due to a foot injury, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Nunez-Roches recorded two tackles (one solo) before leaving the field. Across 15 contests in 2019, the rotational defensive end notched 10 tackles (five solo) and one fumble recovery,

September 11, 2019 02:00 PM
Buccaneers' Rakeem Nunez-Roches: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 9, 2019 06:28 PM
Buccaneers' Rakeem Nunez-Roches: Practices fully Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nunez-Roches (finger) was a full participant in Monday's practice.

Nunez-Roches sustained a finger injury in Sunday's season-opening loss to the 49ers, but it seemingly wasn't very serious. The Buccaneers will have two more practices for the 26-year-old to prove that the issue is well behind him before Thursday's matchup with Carolina.

September 8, 2019 05:40 PM
Buccaneers' Rakeem Nunez-Roches: Suffers injury Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 26, 2019 10:08 AM
Buccaneers' Rakeem Nunez-Roches: Generates pair of sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 15, 2019 02:40 PM
Buccaneers' Rakeem Nunez-Roches: Re-ups with Bucs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nunez-Roches re-signed with the Buccaneers on Friday, Carmen Vitall of the team's official site reports.

Nunez-Roches played a reserve role in Tampa Bay last season, appearing in three games and posting two tackles. The 25-year-old will once again provide interior depth behind Gerald McCoy, Beau Allen and Vita Vea in 2019.

December 5, 2018 06:52 PM
Buccaneers' Rakeem Nunez-Roches: Not on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nunez-Roches is absent from Wednesday's injury report, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Nunez-Roches has missed two straight games due to lingering knee and ankle injuries, but appears to have made a return to full health. Barring any setbacks, expect the depth defensive lineman to suit up against the Saints on Sunday .

December 1, 2018 10:16 PM
Buccaneers' Rakeem Nunez-Roches: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nunez-Roches (knee/ankle) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Nunez-Roches is a surprising addition to Friday's injury report, given that he was unlisted Wednesday and Thursday. The depth defensive tackle appears to have picked up a knee injury during practice, resulting in his questionable tag for Week 13. Nunez-Roches has not logged more than 10 defensive snaps since Week 8, so if he were to miss any time, it would be unlikely to significantly impact Tampa Bay's defense.

October 2, 2018 10:04 PM
Buccaneers' Rakeem Nunez-Roches: Signs with Tampa Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nunez-Roches signed a deal with the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

The Buccaneers quickly filled their open roster slot after they released fellow defensive tackle Jerel Worthy on Monday. A 2015 sixth-round pick, Nunez-Roches started 11 games for Kansas City last season and recorded 24 tackles and a half-sack. Nunez-Roches will look to provide depth, as injuries to Beau Allen (foot) and Mitch Unrein (knee) have hit the Buccaneers' defensive line.

August 27, 2018 05:00 PM
Colts' Rakeem Nunez-Roches: Back in action Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nunez-Roches (abdomen) recorded two total tackles (one for a loss) in Saturday's preseason game against the 49ers.

Nunez-Roches suffered a hip injury just more than a week ago during practice, but given that he was able to play 27 snaps on defense for Indianapolis on Saturday, the tackle appears to have put the injury behind him.

August 16, 2018 05:44 PM
Colts' Rakeem Nunez-Roches: Suffers abdominal injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nunez-Roches did not practice Thursday due to an abdominal injury, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

Nunez-Roches, who was claimed by the Colts back in May, is currently fighting for a spot on the team's final roster. Consequently, this injury could represent a huge hit to his chances if it's even slightly serious. Consider him day-to-day until an official update on his status is provided.

May 12, 2018 09:16 PM
Colts' Rakeem Nunez-Roches: Claimed by Indianapolis
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Colts claimed Nunez-Roches off waivers from the Chiefs on Friday.

Nunez-Roches was waived by Kansas City earlier in the week after totaling 24 tackles (13 solo) and a half-sack in 16 games with the Chiefs in 2017. The 24-year-old could serve in a rotational role on the Colts' defensive line if he cracks the 53-man roster in September.

May 8, 2018 04:16 PM
Rakeem Nunez-Roches: Let go by Chiefs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nunez-Roches was released by the Chiefs on Tuesday, Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports.

Nunez-Roches re-signed with the Chiefs just over a week ago, but with the team looking to clear cap space, it saw the release of the defensive lineman as a way to do so. Nunez-Roches was due nearly $2 million in 2018 and was not viewed as a critical member of the Kansas City defense.

April 28, 2018 01:32 PM
Chiefs' Rakeem Nunez-Roches: Extends stay with Kansas City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nunez-Roches re-signed with the Chiefs on Friday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

Primarily utilized as a depth defensive end, Nunez-Roches figures to make his earnings through special teams. Nunez-Roches appeared in 16 games for the Chiefs last season and racked up 24 tackles.

January 6, 2018 10:04 PM
Chiefs' Rakeem Nunez-Roches: Inactive Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nunez-Roches (ankle) will not play in Saturday's wild-card tilt versus the Titans, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Nunez-Roches was listed as doubtful heading into the weekend, so his absence comes as no surprise. Jarvis Jenkins figures to see increased reps providing depth at defensive end as a result.

January 5, 2018 01:20 AM
Chiefs' Rakeem Nunez-Roches: Doubtful for wild-card game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nunez-Roches (ankle) is doubtful for Saturday's wild-card game against the Titans.

Nunez-Roches failed to practice all week after suffering an ankle injury in the Week 17 game against the Broncos. A rotational player on the defensive line, Nunez-Roches averaged 24.5 defensive snaps per game during the regular season. Jarvis Jenkins (knee) is questionable for the contest as well, which could leave the Chiefs' defensive line very thin Saturday.

January 1, 2018 02:24 PM
Chiefs' Rakeem Nunez-Roches: Suffers ankle injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nunez-Roches will not return to Sunday's game against the Broncos due to an ankle injury.

Nunez-Roches sustained the injury in the second half of Sunday's regular season finale. Chris Jones, Justin Hamilton, Allen Bailey and Jarvis Jenkins are the Chiefs' only available defensive linemen for the remainder of Sunday's game.

December 14, 2016 06:55 PM
Chiefs' Rakeem Nunez-Roches: Full practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nunez-Roches (back) practiced in full Wednesday.

Nunez-Roches injured his back during last Thursday's game against the Raiders, but his full showing Wednesday suggests he won't miss any additional time.

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Sun 09/20vs CARW 31-1710100000
Sun 09/27@ DENW 28-1001100000
Sun 10/04vs LACW 38-3101100000
Thu 10/08@ CHIL 19-2000000000
Sun 10/18vs GBW 38-1002200000
Sun 10/25@ LVW 45-2001100000
Mon 11/02@ NYGW 25-2301100000
Sun 11/08vs NOL 3-3820200000
Sun 11/15@ CARW 46-2301100000
Mon 11/23vs LARL 24-2701100000
Sun 11/29vs KCL 24-2700000000
Sun 12/13vs MINW 26-1423500000
Sun 12/20@ ATLW 31-2720200000
Sat 12/26@ DETW 47-700000000
Sun 01/03vs ATLW 44-2702200000
Sat 01/09@ WASW 31-2302200000
Sun 01/17@ NOW 30-2001100000
Sun 01/24@ GBW 31-2600000000
Sun 02/07vs KCW 31-900000000
Career Defensive Stats
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