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Ndamukong Suh reportedly returning to the Buccaneers on a one-year deal

The veteran was a key component up front for Tampa Bay’s defense.

NFL: FEB 07 Super Bowl LV - Chiefs v Buccaneers Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

After reportedly extending veteran left tackle Donovan Smith to free up some cap space, the Buccaneers have been able to bring back a key component from the championship roster.

NFL reporter Tom Pelissero is reporting that the Bucs have agreed on a one-year deal with Ndamukong Suh.

There was uncertainty surrounding the future of a potential re-signing of Suh. Tuesday, The Athletic’s Greg Auman said that the veteran defensive tackle could have been contemplating potential retirement for the lack of news from either side. That didn’t end up being the case.

Following the Super Bowl victory, Suh expressed his desire to return to Tampa Bay.

My goal is to come back and have an opportunity to go win another championship. Me and Tom [Brady] spoke the other day about that opportunity, as well as with Jason Licht. I don’t know if you saw our parade celebration on that podium, Coach B.A. [Bruce Arians] said I’m not going anywhere. And he’s usually a man of his word. So I look forward to the opportunity to continue to play, especially for Tampa. And I honestly believe I have a lot of elite, great talent left in me to play. I’m not ready to hang them up yet. And my wife has given me the O.K.—that’s first and foremost, I got that permission.