Buccaneers get obvious news on the free agent market

Ndamukong Suh, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Ndamukong Suh, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

The Buccaneers and Ndamukong Suh are not going to reunite this offseason. This news should not come as a surprise to anyone.

You have to hand it to Buccaneers fans; they are some of the most ridiculously-optimistic fans of any sports team on the planet.

From their ability to prop every single choice made by the franchise with the blind support of 1900s political revolution to the belief that every free agent wants nothing more than to play in Tampa, the Buccaneer faithful lives up to its name.

We all saw this on display as some fans outwardly talked down on anyone who believed that Ndamukong Suh was not coming back to the Bucs. Do those people want to disagree with Suh now?

It looks like the Bucs are out of the picture?

Man, they aren’t just out of the picture. They’re in a different frame in a different building, and this isn’t a new development either.

The Buccaneers let the expensive Suh walk to sign Akiem Hicks to a steal of a contract and drafted Logan Hall to provide some great backup reps on a cheap rookie deal. Between three other veteran players, two of whom are full-time starters, the Bucs don’t have the minutes or the need to fill them with Suh.

Tampa now has more money to spend elsewhere and can finally start moving on with some younger options at the position for the future. This was always the only move. Suh coming back would only take reps away from Hall, and that doesn’t really make sense under the present circumstance.

It might hurt to see such an important former piece like Ndamuking Suh walking after all his success in Tampa over the past few seasons, but this is still the right move for Tampa as the team continues to evolve and get better.

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