Tampa Bay Buccaneers Re-Sign Veteran DT Ndamukong Suh

Published 03/24/2021, 11:12 AM EDT
Feb 10, 2021; Tampa Bay, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Ndamukong Suh holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy during a boat parade to celebrate victory in Super Bowl LV against the Kansas City Chiefs. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been hard at work in free-agency. The Super Bowl champions have been making moves to bring back several key players from their title run.

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Several players, like Shaquil Barrett, Rob Gronkowski, Lavonte David, and Chris Godwin have been called back to the team. And now, the franchise has brought back DT Ndamukong Suh for the next season.

NFL insider Ian Rapoport recently broke the news. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed veteran defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to a 1-year contract.

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The contract will see him pay $9 million for the season. Being brought back to the fold could be attributed to Tom Brady, who renegotiated his own salary to improve the cap flexibility for the franchise.

Ndamukong Suh was a key part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers title run last season. He was a leader in the defensive unit, bringing strength and a veteran presence to the team.

With Suh in the line-up, Tampa Bay were one of the best defensive units in the NFL and protected their own end-zone with aggression and vigor. Suh showed that despite his age, he can be a key contributor to a championship contender.

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Ndamukong Suh coming back to Tampa Bay

For the Buccaneers, bringing back Suh just adds another dimension to their team planning for the next season. Bringing back several key players from the last season was a big challenge going into the off-season.

Many of these players had great seasons, and therefore their value went up significantly. For the Buccaneers, to be able to bring them back is a big win for them.

Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Ndamukong Suh (93) reacts after a play against Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) during the third quarter in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Going forward, the Buccaneers will want to add some firepower in their ranks. Despite being able to bring back several stars, defending champions always have to add to their team.

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Tom Brady has shown how intelligent he is when it comes to team planning. So you can expect the Buccaneers to make some significant moves before the 2021 NFL season kicks off.

Can Ndamukong Suh and the Buccaneers go defend their Super Bowl title? The franchise is setting itself up for success, bringing back several key talents.

However, it is of the utmost importance that they continue to keep things fresh and add some new pieces so that they don’t run the risk of becoming stagnant and getting discovered.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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