As we continue to see if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will bring back Ndamukong Suh or not, it seems the defensive lineman has other potential suitors.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made some big moves in free-agency last week when they re-signed EDGE-rusher Shaquil Barrett using the franchise tag, followed by a deal to keep DE Jason Pierre-Paul around for a couple more seasons.
The big move came a little later in the week when the Buccaneers announced the signing of QB Tom Brady.
Now, Tampa Bay fans are wondering exactly what’s next for the Buccaneers in free-agency. Tampa still has around $16 million left in cap space, with money included for the draft, and the next move looks as if it could be to bring back DL Ndamukong Suh.
Dallas Cowboy Insider Jane Slater reported Monday that the Cowboys were interested in several defensive line upgrades, including Suh as an option.
Ian Rapoport later reported that the Cowboys were in serious talks with Dontari Poe and could be getting a deal done with him in the near future.
Even if the Cowboys do decide to move on from Suh, he still will have some potential suitors outside of Tampa Bay moving forward. NFL organizations such as the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions have expressed interest, but it would still seem that the Buccaneers have the ‘inside track’ to get a deal done with the 33-year-old veteran before it’s all said and done.
Bruce Arians has maintained that the top priority for Tampa this offseason was keeping that front-seven together. The Bucs already lost Carl Nassib and Suh has made it clear that he would love to stay in Tampa.
With all of those factors on the table, I still believe there’s a solid chance we see the Bucs re-sign the defensive tackle, but the organization is doing its due diligence and considering all options- including trades and available free-agents- as they look to build themselves to a Super Bowl contending team this offseason.