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Buccaneers, Ndamukong Suh near one-year deal to replace Gerald McCoy


Share This Story!Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutTampa Bay Buccaneers nearing one-year deal with Ndamukong Suh to replace Gerald McCoy, per reportsFive-time Pro Bowler Ndamukong Suh slated to replace Gerald McCoy with BuccaneersPost to FacebookSent!A link has been sent to your friend’s email address.Posted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. CLOSEOne day after announcing a mutual break-up with longtime star defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have apparently already found a replacement.Ndamukong Suh, the most prominent name remaining on the free agent market, is close to signing a one-year deal with the Bucs, according to multiple reports.Suh, the second overall pick of the 2010 draft (by Detroit) and a five-time Pro Bowler, spent last season with the Rams and played in the Super Bowl for the first time in his career. Tampa Bay would become Suh’s third team in three seasons after he and the Dolphins parted ways following the 2017 campaign.DL Ndamukong Suh spent the 2018 season with the NFC champion Rams. (Photo: Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY Sports)With experience in both three- and four-man fronts, Suh projects as a better fit for new Bucs defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, who favors 3-4 fronts. Suh played in Wade Phillips’ base 3-4 scheme while with the Rams. McCoy, who was taken immediately after Suh in the 2010 draft by Tampa Bay, has played his entire career as an inside penetrator on 4-3 defenses.In nine NFL seasons, Suh has amassed 56 sacks, 166 quarterback hits — many of the controversial variety — and 107 tackles for loss.***Follow Nate Davis on Twitter @ByNateDavisAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext Slide

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