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Ndamukong Suh has agreed to a one-year, $9.25-million deal with Bucs

The veteran defensive tackle replaces Gerald McCoy, who was released Monday
Los Angeles Rams' Ndamukong Suh (93) warms up before the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Published May 23
Updated May 24

TAMPA — It took a few days and an interruption of his preplanned trip to France, but Ndamukong Suh has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Bucs.

The defensive tackle will earn $9.25 million in 2019, but the deal, announced Thursday, could be worth as much as $10 million if he reaches certain playing incentives.

It will be the third team in as many years for Suh, who played for the Dolphins in 2017 and the Rams in 2018.

Suh essentially replaces Gerald McCoy, who was released Monday. McCoy would’ve earned $13 million this year had the Bucs kept him, meaning they gained about $3.75 million in savings on the salary cap.

McCoy, 31, was released Monday after nine seasons with the Bucs. Tampa Bay decided not to honor his $13 million salary for 2019.

ESPN reported this week that the Bucs were finalizing a contract with Suh, 32. But it apparently took a few days to strike an accord because Suh had a trip planned to France.



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