Bucs hope Ndamukong Suh will return

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The Bucs want to keep the band together.

They have only 31 players under contract currently, so they have work to do to make that happen, especially with the salary cap possibly decreasing.

Shaq Barrett, Chris Godwin, Antonio Brown, Lavonte David, Rob Gronkowski, Leonard Fournette and Ndamukong Suh are among the key players who are scheduled to become free agents.

Suh, 34, signed a one-year, $9.25 million with the Bucs in 2019 and a one-year, $8 million deal last season. He likely will have to settle for less if he returns to the Bucs in 2021.

Suh made two tackles and 1.5 sacks in Super Bowl LV after making six sacks during the regular season.

“I think he’s said it, that’d he’d love to come back here,” Bucs General Manager Jason Licht told the Pewter Report podcast Thursday. “I know that there’s mutual respect for each other, and I’ve told him that we’d like to have him back. We’re just kind of letting the dust settle here for a couple days. We’ve got some time here. You never hit utopia, I guess, unless you win the Super Bowl, but a lot of things we want to try to do, I’m hoping we can do. We’ll have to see how it all shakes out, but he’s definitely one that we want back.”

11 responses to “Bucs hope Ndamukong Suh will return

  1. Tom will rework his deal and take the veterans minimum to keep the team intact because that’s the type of guy he is.

  2. the only thing i remember about this guy was him stepping on aaron rodgers’ calf muscle in one of the games.

  3. “Don’t tell anyone, but we’re going to go way over the salary cap to give each one of these guys all the money they want.” —Buccaneer management.

  4. Suh has always been known as a dirty player although he seems to have toned it down. He appeared to play pretty well this season as age is creeping up on his body. He has a taste.of winning this year, has earned a ring and with brady returning he will most likely stay in Tampa. Tampa would be wise to sigb him to a team friendly contract.

  5. Of the free agent group listed Brown and the Suh are the least important to re-sign. We already has a group of good receiver behind Evans and Godwin. Brown only adds some depth if Evans or Godwin go down. Suh is a large man an can still be a run stopper and get in the backfield, but Vita Vea is the future. That said, I think Barrett is he mostly likely to jump ship for the money. You can never tell what Brown is thinking. Fournette may want to be a featured/workhouse type back more that a tandem back. I think most Bucs fans would like to se this team return in tact, but I doubt that will be possible.

  6. He didn’t do much here in LA, but he’s done well in Tampa. It’s a good fit for him and I hope they can work it out. And no, Suh isn’t dirty. He’s old school. Alex Karras famously said that he wouldn’t shake hands with his opponents after a game – he wasn’t in a state of mind to do that.

  7. Suh has always been known as a dirty player although he seems to have toned it down.

    Did you miss the forearm shiver to Mahomes head in the SB?

    Dirtiest player I have ever seen. The League should kick him out.

  8. He apparently got by withuot a penalty in the Super Bowl when he hit Mahomes in the head with his fist.

  9. .. game well out of hand. You’ve effectively hit, chased, and ran Mahomes ragged all night. So top it off with a clothsline.

    Dude is a total scumbag.

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