Buccaneers taking the right steps in recent Ndamukong Suh report
By Rob Leeds
The Buccaneers don’t currently have a need for Ndamukong Suh on their roster at his most recent price, but he would be great on a cheaper deal.
The offseason for the Buccaneers and Ndamukong Suh has been one of very little actual substance. Both parties have made it clear that they would like to continue this business relationship for at least one more season, but the deal hasn’t gotten done yet.
This is due to a variety of reasons, but the biggest one is that the Bucs don’t have a need for Suh on a deal that meets his perceived market value.
Suh isn’t a bad player, but he isn’t bringing enough to the table to eat up a decent chunk of Tampa’s remaining camp space. The Bucs have proven veterans in Vita Vea and William Gholston, an exciting rookie in Logan Hall, and a few cheap depth options to rely on in a pinch.
Suh would fit in well with this group as a transition piece as Hall learns the speed of the game, but he isn’t a requirement.
This is obviously the same view he Bucs have based on this report from Brad Stainbrook.
Tampa is still in the mix, but wanting to wait for the other options to disappear tells you everything you need to know.
This is the exact right move a team makes when they would like a player, but they know there is no need. It might lead to the Bucs getting one of their defensive leaders back, but the one thing that it guarantees is being able to save money.
Little else matters over that during a time like this.
The Buccaneers are going about this situation in the right way. One way or another, it seems like we should have an answer about Suh’s future when we find out what the Raiders do.
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