(via Tampa Bay Buccaneers Communications) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms with free agent defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh, the team announced today.
Suh (6-4, 313), a nine-year veteran, is a five-time Pro Bowl selection and five-time Associated Press All-Pro choice (three first team, two second team). Since entering the league as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Nebraska, Suh has started all 142 regular season games he has played, including the last 115 consecutively.
For his career, Suh has registered 481 tackles, including 107 for loss, 56 sacks, 166 quarterback hits, four forced fumbles, four fumbles recoveries (one touchdown), 32 passes defensed and one interception. He has added 20 tackles and five sacks in six career postseason games, including 10 tackles and 1.5 sacks in helping the Los Angeles Rams reach the Super Bowl last season.
In his first season, while playing for the Detroit Lions, Suh notched 10 sacks on his way to earning AP Defensive Rookie of the Year, Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro nods. He repeated as a Pro Bowler and AP All-Pro in 2012, 2013 and 2014 with the Lions, and in 2016 as a member of the Miami Dolphins. In that season, his second of three in Miami, Suh collected a career-high 72 tackles, the fourth-highest single-season total among defensive tackles in the last 10 years.
Since entering the league, among defensive tackles, Suh ranks second in tackles (478), first in tackles for loss (107), third in sacks (56), first in quarterback hits (166) and first in passes defensed (32). Among all players during that span, his 107 tackles for loss rank fifth and his 166 quarterback hits rank seventh.
As a member of the NFC Champion Los Angeles Rams in 2018, Suh recorded 59 tackles, tied for second among defensive tackles, 4.5 sacks, four passes defensed and 19 quarterback hits.
A native of Portland, Oregon, Suh enjoyed a decorated career at Nebraska, culminating in a senior season in which he was earned the AP College Football Player of the Year, Nagurski, Bednarik, and Lombardi Awards, the Outland Trophy and unanimous All-American distinction.
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