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OFFICIAL: Bucs announce the re-signing of Suh

A key piece to the Todd Bowles defense returns.

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Ndamukong Suh #93 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reacts with Devin White #45 after returning a fumble in for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons.
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that the team has re-signed defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh.

Last season, his first with the Buccaneers, Suh (6-4, 313) recorded 41 tackles (seven for loss), 14 quarterback hits, four fumble recoveries, four passes defensed, 2.5 sacks and two defensive touchdowns. He started all 16 games for Tampa Bay, anchoring the NFL’s top run defense (73.8 yards allowed per game), while also ranking third on the team with 14 quarterback hits. His active streak of 131 consecutive starts is the longest among NFL defensive linemen and the third-longest among all players.

Suh’s two fumble return touchdowns last season tied for the most ever in a single season since the 1970 merger. In addition, his four opponent fumble recoveries tied for second in the NFL, while his six recoveries dating back to the start of 2018 are tied for the league lead.

Through his first 10 seasons in the NFL, Suh has played in and started 158 games, recording 519 tackles (114 for loss), 180 quarterback hits, 58.5 sacks, 36 passes defensed, eight fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles, three defensive touchdowns and one interception. Since entering the league as the No. 2 overall pick of the Detroit Lions in the 2010 NFL Draft, Suh has earned five Pro Bowl selections and five Associated Press All-Pro honors (three first team, two second team).

Since his rookie season in 2010, Suh’s 114 tackles for loss are the seventh-most in the NFL and his 180 quarterback hits also rank seventh. He stands first among defensive tackles in passes defensed (36), second in tackles (519), second in tackles for loss (114) and fourth in sacks (58.5). Suh’s three career fumble recovery touchdowns are tied for the ninth-most in NFL history.

A native of Portland, Oregon, Suh played collegiately at Nebraska. He wears No. 93 for Tampa Bay.

(Courtesy of the Buccaneers Communications Department.)