Rakeem Nunez-Roches re-signing with Buccaneers

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The Buccaneers have kept another one of their free agents in the fold.

Defensive tackle Rakeem Nunez-Roches is re-signing with Tampa Bay to a two-year deal worth $2.25 million in 2021 and $2.75 million in 2022, according to multiple reports.

Nunez-Roches has been with the Buccaneers since 2018, though he’s played more a reserve role over the last two years. He filled in for Vita Vea when the nose tackle fractured his ankle and missed much of the season on injured reserve. Nunez-Roches finished 2020 with 20 total tackles and three QB hits in 16 games, playing 45 percent of the team’s defensive snaps.

The Chiefs selected Nunez-Roches in the fifth round back in 2015. He spent three seasons with Kansas City, playing 34 games for the club with 16 starts.

4 responses to “Rakeem Nunez-Roches re-signing with Buccaneers

  1. Good re-sign. It’s always good to have depth especially depth that can give Vea a breather! Now let’s get Suh back and we’re golden!

  2. Rakeem filled in quite nicely last year. I thought the interior would fall apart when Vea went down but it didn’t. This was another crucial resigning. Glad to see this guy get paid.

  3. Rakeen Nunez-Roaches played both tackles positions. I think he also played some at edge rusher, proving his versatility and team value. Another great re-signing by the Bucs.

  4. Only one more major piece remains outstanding, and I hope he stays. Suh!

    Ndamukong Suh has always been a force in the middle. He’s cleaned up his act over the past seven years. Since 2014, he has been fined only once – $20k for a horse-collar tackle made during the 2018 season. And he may have slowed down just a bit, but his “slowing down” is breakneck speed for most other defensive tackles in the league.

    I suspect he’ll want to test the market, because the Bucs have used up nearly all the wiggle room they have re-signing other players. I just hope that doesn’t lead to any hard feelings, and that he sees the Bucs as the place he wants to stay to close out his career in 1-3 years. We’ll just have to be patient, and wait and see.

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