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Tampa Bay Buccaneers sign former Penn State defensive end to two-year contract with team

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed former Penn State Defensive End Carl Nassib to add depth to their pass rush.



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It has been reported that the free agent pass rusher has accepted to a one-year agreement with the Buccaneers, marking his return to Tampa Bay after spending the previous few seasons with the Raiders.

Free agent defensive end Nassib had his greatest season in 2019 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are now coached by Todd Bowles. Nassib recorded 36 total pressures that season, which is the most in his career (six sacks, six QB hits, 24 hurries).

His overall PFF grade of 69.2 was also a personal best.

Not all of the terms of the agreement were made public right away.


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After his impressive performance with the Buccaneers, Nassib was offered a $25 million contract by the Raiders for three years beginning in 2020. One sixteen point seven million dollars was guaranteed in the deal.

With the Raiders in 2021, Nassib made history by coming out as LGBT for the first time among active NFL players. By releasing him in March, Las Vegas was able to save about $8 million in salary cap space.

As a result of Cam Gill’s injury on August 13, Nassib is back with the Buccaneers and will likely serve in a depth rotational position. Nassib’s familiarity with the system, the group, and the manager all help.

Nassib also served as the Buccaneers’ captain this year.