It looks like the time has finally come. Carl Nassib has officially moved off of the Bucs after spending 2 years donning the red and pewter. According to Raiders’ beat writer, Jerry McDonald, Nassib has come to terms with the Raiders and will be playing for Las Vegas in 2020:
Newest Raider is DE Carl Nassib . . . has come to terms— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) March 17, 2020
Nassib was quite the fan favorite not only because of his financial management skills, as seen on HBO’s 2018 season of Hard Knocks with the Cleveland Browns, but also because he had a very strong work ethic, high motor, and strong leadership.
He was originally acquired off of waivers once the Browns released him in September following Hard Knocks. He showed immediate success in Tampa Bay, demonstrating that he was good enough to rush the passer with 6.5 sacks, while also showing his stoutness in the run game by racking up 12 tackles for loss.
In 2019, Todd Bowles moved the career DE into the OLB room which led to him showing similar levels of success with 6 sacks and 34 tackles on the season. Additionally, he was rewarded for his strong leadership abilities and was named a team captain before the season kicked off.
Unfortunately, with the questions that remained for the Bucs in free agency, Nassib became somewhat of a cap casualty as they just couldn’t afford to keep him around. With guys like Shaq Barrett being franchise tagged, and Jason Pierre-Paul getting signed to a multi-year deal, there just wasn’t enough to go around.