Suh signs one-year deal with Buccaneers

Field Level Media

May 23, 2019 at 8:46 pm.

Ndamukong Suh signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday.

Suh’s contract is worth $9.25 million and incentives could push it to $10 million, per multiple reports.

The 32-year-old Suh, entering his 10th season, played with the Los Angeles Rams in 2018 and had 59 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 19 quarterback hits and four passes defensed.

The No. 2 overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft, Suh spent his first five seasons with the Detroit Lions, then moved on to Miami, where he signed in 2015 what then was the richest contract for a defensive player in NFL history.

Suh has 56 career sacks and 166 QB hits in 142 games, earning five Pro Bowl nods and three first-team All-Pro selections. Just one of those honors has come since 2014, when he made the Pro Bowl with the Miami Dolphins in 2016.

A member of the final draft class before the new CBA, Suh has made $138.7 million in his career, the second-most of any active non-quarterback behind Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald ($163.3 million), who entered the league in 2004. He earned $14 million on a one-year deal with the Rams last season.

In Tampa Bay, he will replace six-time Pro Bowl selection Gerald McCoy — drafted one place behind Suh in 2010 — who was released. The cost savings for the Buccaneers on the salary cap is $3.25 million.