With the release of Gerald McCoy imminent, the Buccaneers have freed up $13 million in cap space and will now have some money to work with over the next few weeks.
With McCoy now gone and the injury to Jason Pierre-Paul in doubt, that leaves the Buccaneers pretty vulnerable along the defensive line and the team is most likely looking to add a starting caliber player to that group. The best defensive lineman on the roster right now, who is healthy is Vita Vea, who is only heading into his second season with the team.
Some media members around Tampa Bay feel that Ndamukong Suh, the former Detroit Lion and Los Angeles Ram could be on Jason Licht’s radar.
With the release of Gerald McCoy, the Bucs have several options, and may move quickly to sign Rams free agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, according to @tometrics.— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) May 20, 2019
Many people question whether or not Suh would be a clear upgrade over McCoy, but he would come at a cheaper price, which is really all that matters because of how tight the Buccaneers are against the cap in 2019.
If the #Bucs sign Ndamukong Suh, expect terms to look something like one season at $10 million. Tampa Bay would save about $3 million by basically swapping Gerald McCoy for Suh.— Thomas Bassinger (@tometrics) May 20, 2019
There’s no doubt that Suh isn’t what he was five years ago, but neither is McCoy. if the interest is mutual between Suh and the Bucs, I expect this to get done within the next week or so.