Suh recorded a sack for his one tackle in the Buccaneers' 38-10 win over the Packers on Sunday.
The big defensive tackle took down old nemesis Aaron Rodgers for his third sack of the season, renewing acquaintances with his old NFC North rival from Suh's days with the Lions. Suh's three QB takedowns through six games currently have him on pace to tie the third-best tally (eight) of his career in that category, one season after he posted a career-low 2.5 but offset it with a career-high two touchdowns and four fumble recoveries. Suh's single-game tackle numbers rarely go above five these days, but he always offers the possibility of wreaking havoc in the pocket with his athleticism and potentially producing a turnover.
Suh totaled five tackles (four solo), including two sacks, in the Buccaneers' 31-17 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
The veteran lineman was in vintage form in the win versus the Panthers, nearly matching his sack total of 2.5 from last season in one afternoon. Suh's performance was a significant upgrade from a season-opening tally of just one tackle versus the Saints, and he'll look to keep pushing in the right direction against a Broncos team that might afford him plenty of run-stopping opportunities Week 3.
Suh's absence from practice Friday was confirmed to simply be a veteran's day off, and the defensive tackle is fully expected to start in Sunday's Week 1 tilt against the Saints, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.
Suh's presence on the injury report may look alarming on the surface, but Vitali's explanation confirms the big tackle was simply getting some rest ahead of the Buccaneers' highly anticipated season opener. The 33-year-old re-signed with the club on a one-year, $8 million deal this offseason after posting 41 tackles (22 solo), 2.5 sacks, four pass breakups, four fumble recoveries and two defensive touchdowns across 16 games in 2019.
Suh agreed Wednesday with the Buccaneers on a one-year, $8 million contract, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Suh turned in a disappointing first season in Tampa in 2019, notching a career-low 2.5 sacks to go with just 41 tackles, his fewest in seven years. On the positive end, he recovered four fumbles and scored two defensive touchdowns, though those numbers tend not to be reliable year over year. The veteran still played well enough to garner another contract from Tampa Bay, so expect him to again fill a starting role alongside nose tackle Vita Vea.
Suh and the Buccaneers have mutual interest in his return, but the veteran defensive lineman has received interest from other teams in free agency, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Suh's first season in Tampa was a mixed bag, with the 33-year-old recording a career-low 2.5 sacks and also posting his lowest tackle total (41) since the 2012 campaign. Suh did notch two defensive touchdowns -- the only scores of his career other than one he posted in his rookie 2010 campaign in Detroit -- and he also set a new high-water mark with four fumble recoveries. The veteran has been linked to both the 49ers and Cowboys, but the Bucs apparently remain firmly in the running considering Suh's starting defensive tackle spot next to Vita Vea remains open.
Suh finished the 2019 season with 41 tackles (22 solo), 2.5 sacks, four defensed passes, four fumble recoveries, including two that he returned for touchdowns, across 16 games.
The final line features an impressive array of impact plays, but it's worth noting Suh's 2019 season was largely a tale of two halves. The veteran had just a half-sack and one fumble recovery heading into a Week 10 battle against the Cardinals, but Suh then accumulated two sacks, four pass breakups, and his three other fumble recoveries, including the two he returned for scores, over the final eight contests of the campaign. The sack total was a career-low figure for Suh, who also posted his lowest tackle tally since the 2013 season. Part of the downturn could have been attributed to an acclimation period to coordinator Todd Bowles' 3-4 scheme, and, as a pending unrestricted free agent this March, the 33-year-old will have an opportunity to potentially find a better fit in a 4-3 attack elsewhere in 2020.
Suh recorded five tackles (three solo), including 1.5 for loss, and was credited with one quarterback hit in the Buccaneers' 23-20 loss to the Texans on Saturday.
Suh's productive performance represented yet another installment in his late-season surge, one that's seen him post multiple tackles in seven of his last eight contests. The five stops Saturday equaled a season high as well, and he'll look to put a strong cap on his first Buccaneers campaign against the Falcons in Week 17.
Suh recorded three tackles (two solo), including one sack, and was credited with two quarterback hits overall in the Buccaneers' 38-17 win over the Lions on Sunday.
Suh is still set for a cumulative downturn in his numbers this season, but he's at least picking up steam as his first campaign in Tampa winds down. Suh's sack Sunday was his first since Week 10, and it counted as his third impact play on defense over the last four contests after he also recorded a pair of fumble recoveries, including one he returned for a touchdown, in Weeks 12 and 13.
Suh recorded two tackles (one solo) and recovered a fumble in the Buccaneers' 28-11 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.
Suh continued to demonstrate a penchant for bouncing on loose footballs Sunday, with his recovery of a second-quarter Nick Foles fumble marking the veteran defensive tackle's career-high fourth of the campaign. Suh has helped make up for his notable downturn in sacks (1.5 sacks through 12 games) with more impact plays, as he's returned half of the aforementioned quartet of recovered fumbles for touchdowns.
Suh recorded four tackles (two solo), two quarterback hits and fumble recovery touchdown in the Buccaneers' 35-22 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
The veteran has upped his production on the tackle front of late, with Sunday bringing his two-game total nine combined stops over Weeks 11 and 12. Suh is still sitting on just 1.5 sacks for the season, which would easily be a career low. On the brighter side, he does now have a career-best three fumble recoveries, two of which he's managed to return for scores.
Suh recorded four solo tackles, including two for loss, in the Buccaneers' 34-17 loss to the Saints on Sunday.
Suh was also credited with a quarterback hit and has been more active overall in the last two games. The veteran tackle also had notched his first full sack of the season in Week 10 versus the Cardinals and has multiple stops in three straight overall. However, Suh remains well off pace of his usual tackle numbers, hurting his IDP value.
Suh recorded two solo tackles and one sack in Sunday's 30-27 win over the Cardinals.
Suh's first whole sack of the season brings him to 1.5 sacks and 19 tackles through nine games, an underwhelming statistical line in comparison to his past years. The Buccaneers will take on the Saints at home in Week 11.
Suh managed just one solo tackle and no other statistics in the Buccaneers' 27-23 loss to the Titans on Sunday.
Suh's underwhelming statistical season continued in Week 8, with his one-tackle tally equaling his second lowest of the season. Suh has just 14 stops overall and a half-sack through seven games, officially putting him on pace for a career-low 32 tackles. Moreover, Suh has never had less than four sacks in any season, but he's also tracking toward falling well below that number at his current pace.
Suh posted three tackles (two solo) and a half-sack in the Buccaneers' 37-26 loss to the Panthers on Sunday.
Suh logged 49 snaps overall in the contest and was involved in a quarterback takedown for the first time as a Buc. The veteran tackle has multiple stops in four of six games, but his 13 total tackles thus far this season put him on pace for his lowest tally in that category since 2012.
Suh (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
A knee issue prevented Suh from taking part in Wednesday's practice, and he appears to have already resumed working in full capacity. Barring any setbacks, the veteran defensive tackle is on track for his usual starting role Sunday versus Carolina.
Suh has a knee injury and didn't participate at Wednesday's practice.
Suh played 54 defensive snaps and had three tackles (one solo) in Sunday's loss to the Saints, but he apparently sustained the knee injury at some point. The veteran defensive lineman won't need significant practice reps to play Week 6, but he'll still likely have to advance to limited participation by Friday to maintain a good chance of playing against the Panthers.
Suh recorded two total tackles, two quarterback hits and a fumble returned for a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Rams.
Suh's score served as the dagger in Sunday's win, as the Rams sat within a possession with 1:17 left in the game and the ball in Tampa Bay's territory. The 32-year-old has been quiet overall through the season's first four games, recording only seven tackles to pair with Sunday's scoop-and-score.
Suh did not record a tackle but notched a fumble recovery over 70 snaps in the Buccaneers' 20-14 win over the Panthers on Thursday.
Suh pounced on a third-quarter Cam Newton fumble that was forced by Anthony Nelson, giving the Buccaneers possession at the Panthers' 45-yard line. The turnover was Suh's only tangible impact on the win, with his tackle-less performance a contrast to the four stops (two solo) he'd managed in Week 1 versus the 49ers. Despite the outlier performance Thursday, Suh has proven one of the most reliable IDP assets at defensive tackle over his long career, as he's managed over 50 tackles in four of his last five seasons while recording at least 4.5 sacks in seven consecutive campaigns coming into 2019.
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.
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|Sun 09/20||vs CAR||W 31-17||4||1||5||2||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 09/27||@ DEN||W 28-10||3||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/04||vs LAC||W 38-31||1||3||4||0||0||0||1||0|
|Thu 10/08||@ CHI||L 19-20||1||2||3||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 10/18||vs GB||W 38-10||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/25||@ LV||W 45-20||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mon 11/02||@ NYG||W 25-23||1||1||2||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/08||vs NO||L 3-38||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/15||@ CAR||W 46-23||3||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mon 11/23||vs LAR||L 24-27||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
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