Raiders Clearing Cap Room For Ndamukong Suh?

May 29th, 2022

There are various rumors out there regarding free agent Ndamukong Suh’s next stop. Joe has ignored most of them but this chatter comes from a legitimate Raiders beat writer and author.

Paul Guttierrez typed a whole piece for BSPN about what the Raiders will do with the bucket of salary cap room coming their way on Wednesday.

That’s when $20 million of NFL monopoly money falls in their lap because they cut Carl Nassib and Cory Littleton in March with a June 1 cap designation.

Guttierrez thinks the Raiders are an ideal landing spot for Suh, where he can complete a star-studded defensive front.

…  … Sure, Suh is 35 and the five-time Pro Bowler’s best days are behind him, but he has not missed a game since 2011 and has missed only two in his career. Suh had six sacks in each of his past two seasons, with 32 combined QB hits. Teaming him with ]Bilal] Nichols, who has eight sacks combined the past two seasons, to collapse the pocket from the interior would free up defensive ends Maxx Crosby and Chandler Jones.

Suh is no dummy. He knows life on the Raiders line wouldn’t send a mountain of double teams his way, and Las Vegas is a high-profile team in a high-profile division, and Suh presumably would like the spotlight for his current and future business interests.

Vegas isn’t the place to go if you’re chasing a ring, but it might be if your goal is one last check, good weather and linemates.

49 Responses to “Raiders Clearing Cap Room For Ndamukong Suh?”

  1. Destinjohnny Says:

    We need him

  2. Buc92’ Says:

    He’s gone, grab Sheldon Richardson or Hicks , followed by flowers from Detroit


  3. Elita Vita Says:

    Can they win it all without him?

  4. ModHairKen Says:

    Get this done Licht.

  5. Armybucfan Says:

    Problem is if SUH is gone then we are bettering all of our chips on a rookie to dominate the middle with Vea. I’m not a betting man but if I was I would say our secondary is going to have one hell of a time if our D-line cannot put pressure on the opposing quarterbacks.

  6. Mort Says:

    There are other good vet options if they sign Suh. It’s fine.

    Plus, Will Gholston seems really damn high on Logan Hall. Like, REALLY high on him. I’ll take his word. I’d still love a solid vet backup to throw in the rotation. There are plenty out there. Richardson or Hicks would be just fine.

  7. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Some of you are underrating this guy. Never missed a game? Worth the scratch. Sign him.

  8. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    It’s going to come down to Gronk or Suh. Being Brady’s best friend, I think the Bucs are going to sign Gronk.

    Thanks Suh for helping the Bucs win the Super Bowl!

  9. Go Bucs Says:

    How much cap room do we have?

  10. Maniac Buc Says:

    I wish everyone would stop clamoring for suh

  11. adam from ny Says:

    this is terrible potential newzzz

  12. Im not tired anymore we Super Bowl Champs!! Says:

    We will not repeat without Suh. It’s a suhple as that. Go Bucs!

  13. Cobraboy Says:

    Another ring with Brady > warm Vegas weather & linemates.

  14. Mike Says:

    We can’t pay him like a starter anymore. He’s a merc after all, so if he’s gotta go to the Raiders, I wish him well.

  15. Buc4evr Says:


  16. Capt.Tim Says:

    Gholston is really high on Hall.
    Despite never seeing him play in pads, or in contact drills.
    So Hall will replace Suh. Our down linemen being Hall, Vea, and Gholston.
    And JTS will replace JPP.
    Yeah, thats two major Downgrades.
    If We want Brady to go out with another ring, those two young guys arent gonna get it done.
    Rookies fare poorly, and JTS couldnt beat out JPP- who played all season with one arm.
    Jason Licht needs to do better than that.

    And we need Gronk!

  17. Goatfarmer Says:

    NOOOOOOOOOO. Cmon, Jason. Comn Todd.


    Don’t be stupid, you need a sherriff out there. Shaq doesn’t strike me as the leader necessary. White is too emotional and spastic, LVD too stoic. Vea is not a leader. You have to bring him back. Must. Don’t let him walk.

    Hey Tom — get in their faces, tell them the truth brother.


  18. JimmyJack Says:

    Captain Tom to be fair we are not downgrading with Joe Tryon. To put it nicely JPP was dreadful last year…….Lets not ignore that. At his age it does matter.

    We tryed to run it back with all the same starters that we had in 2020 and it blew up in our faces……Especially on the defensive front. That Rams loss is a perfect example.

  19. ChiBuc Says:

    Bowles knows what Suh means to this defense, so the casual ignore of the elephant leaving the room is a bit mind boggling. I truly suspect a lot of nickel/dime packages with pressure coming from ILB, Hall dropping back in coverage/containment, Neal and Ryan sliding in to cover ILB gap. There really seems to be no urgency for edge or DT atm, which I find weird with a new HC who is remaining DC

  20. Pickgrin Says:

    I would like to see Suh re-signed.

    Signing Carl Nassib seems like a pretty good idea too if he is willing to come back to Tampa Bay for a reasonable price. Carl is a hard worker and pretty darn good lineman. The other players respected him and voted him a Captain.

    We need more help/depth on the DLine even if Donkey Kong comes back. Nassib returning to the Bucs this year might just be a good fit if the price is right.

  21. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The fact of the matter is that if we wanted Suh…..he’d be here……..we either simply don’t want him or can’t afford him….I suspect its a mix of the two.

  22. DaBux Says:

    Sorry, not sold he is going to be the answer this season. Go young, get a vet as a back up and move on. He’s seen his best years and helped us get a Lombardi. Thus proving those of us who said he was the right pick, not McCoy, once again, 100% right.

  23. Goatfarmer Says:

    Suh is why the run defense has been good since Geraldine took her binkey and went to Carolina, Dallas, Raiders, PED suspension and labia sprain. Hall is a rookie. Hes not a plugger f the middle. And, as Joes have pointed out, rookie D-linemen flash here and there but generally hit the rookie wall and cannot be counted on to perform big.

    JTS does the chicken dance every play. Vea is gassed before lunch.

    Suh. Must. Be. Re-signed.

    Or this whole “all in” thing is a load of cockypop.

    Jason — GET ON IT.

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  25. Derek Says:

    Suh will be Suh but what happened to Darius Philon. Give me that 20 million for 3 years. He already proved he’s worth the money.

  26. Mark A Swygert Says:

    Suh already has his ring, and even though he is easily already the 2nd wealthiest player from last years’ team (after Brady), he is going to go where he can get the most money. The Bucs can’t afford him. All this babyish blabber about the Super Bowl being unobtainable without him is just hyperbolic reflexive criticism without merit. 56 Super Bowls have been won before, and Suh was only on one of those teams. The Rams somehow even managed to lose a SB with him on their roster. Somebody else (or more likely, a combo of other guys) is going to have to make up for those snaps and that production. Stop your whining until games are actually lost, anyway. Are you football fans or in a woman’s knitting guild?

  27. Ash Says:

    He is a 35 year old dt dunno why fans are losing their minds over this they were moving on from him, it was pretty apparent that they had no desire to resign him. They will probably sign a cheaper vet and be fine I think they think they are pretty much set on their defense they signed and drafted the replacements and they will roll the dice with what they got the only big signing that will happened will be gronk and we will hopefully make our way to the sb.

  28. DBS Says:

    The fact is ….. we know nothing other than he is not signed with the Buccaneers. And unless anyone is inside Lichts office we have no idea what is going on. Only certain people have the real information. And it is none of us for sure.

  29. Defense Rules Says:

    I’m confident that there’s a lot going on behind the scenes that none of us have a clue about. Suh represents a CAP Hit this year of $6.8 mil (that’s what we owe him in Dead CAP from last year). Bucs could easily work a deal with him that’d basically slide this year’s salary to next year & cost us close to nothing more this year.

    Also confident that Suh will be a Buc this year when all is said & done. We NEED him, and I think he needs us too.

  30. TampabayDJ82 Says:

    DBS- Well said ! Don’t think for 1 second that JL and the front office don’t know what they are doing. They have a plan and that plan might involve Suh or someone else that is getting cut in a couple days that will come in and dominate. Trust the Bucs front office as they have been solid if not great. Maybe Suh is doing the same thing that Gronk is doing and not signing until after mandatory OTAs are over. He doesn’t need it. Either way we will have a good player in there to go along with Hall and Gholston ! Go Bucs

  31. BigMacAttack Says:

    If it’s meant to happen it will. I trust Jason Licht knows what’s best for his team. He may know something about Suh that we don’t. Keeping the faith.

  32. Bojim Says:

    Shoulda got Nassib.

  33. Coburn Says:

    Even if hall balls out somehow and we are set for starters I’m worried about the paper thin depth. The only capable backup o know of one our line is nacho and he splits snaps almost equally with Vea I think this year

  34. Tony Says:

    They really should consider resigning him. Kind of surprised they haven’t resigned him.

  35. Goatfarmer Says:




  36. Anonymous Says:

    You said we can’t win a Superbowl lmao you must be dumb,las Vegas has a great chance at winning it all,Suh would only make us the much better at winning it all how do you have a job by spreading hate,oh yeah I forgat that’s the new wave hate spread lies negative stuff n you in,remember this when we the 2022 Champions watch how this guy is going be like I knew it all long

  37. BucsFanSince1976 Says:

    3 big reasons to keep Suh.

    1. The best ability is availability-Suh does not miss games.
    2. Intimate knowledge of Bucs defensive philosophy.
    3. One of the best in TFL numbers every year.

    3 things above all have great value-sign Suh and know what you have instead of hoping.

  38. Cobraboy Says:

    Nacho played well when Vea went down.

  39. Mike Johnson Says:

    Wish we still had Suh but I ain’t mad at’em. He’s smart and have money will travel. Can’t blame a guy going into his late 30’s wanting to grab as much cash as he can before exiting the NFL. Good luck to him.

  40. Thadeus Says:


  41. adam from ny Says:

    maybe suh and gronk have sort of agreed to play a half season like AB did a couple years back…

    yet the bucs will pay them handsomely for their half season’s werk…


  42. Darin Says:

    Raiders have as good a shot as any to win it all. And the weather there isn’t great.

  43. Goatfarmer Says:


  44. firethecannons Says:

    It is not just about Suh himself anymore. He is a new Dad of twins and honestly nobody likes to move during the early years–new pediatricians etc. My bet is he stays here.

  45. MadMax Says:

    Its funny the rumors agents spread lol

  46. MadMax Says:

    Just like Gronk, he’s coming back to us, or nothing….just gotta get the numbers figured out…this is a championship run….this is what you play for and why you devote so much time energy and pain to it.
    Ya kiddin me? He’ll be back, just chill.

  47. Stone crab sam Says:

    I’d hate to see the Bucs take the ‘yellow road’ out in Brady’s last year here. Sign suh, and sign gronk.

  48. Stone crab sam Says:

    I was thinking perhaps arians knew the Bucs weren’t ‘all in’ this year and that’s why he didn’t stick around… hmmmm

  49. Hater to this website already Says:

    ….Vegas isn’t the place to go if you’re chasing a ring? Like what?

    Vegas has had its problems but it’s a lot further then 20 other teams for sure

    What a jerk.

    I’d love to have suh be on the raiders tho