Ndamukong Suh to the Las Vegas Raiders? Not quite yet, but it’s starting to look that way.
For weeks now, the Raiders’ interest in five-time All-Pro Ndamukong Suh has been publicized – Things are starting to heat up, though.
Early on in free agency, the Silver and Black added defensive tackles Bilal Nichols and Vernon Butler to their interior defensive line unit. In addition, the front office thought it would be best to retain Raiders’ veteran Johnathan Hankins, ensuring depth up the middle on the defensive side of the ball.
If bringing in these three starting-caliber defensive linemen wasn’t good enough, Las Vegas topped their efforts by selecting not one, but two defensive tackles in the ’22 NFL draft, effectively totaling 8 rostered players at the position.
Still, Suh has peaked the Raiders’ interest for some time. Fortunately for Las Vegas, it appears Suh has replicated that interest. In a tweet made by the former Buccaneer on Tuesday, Suh gives his thoughts on potentially sporting the iconic silver and black colors.
For Raider Nation, this is an exciting development. Suh has not only been a consistent game wrecker throughout his entire career but has been a true pillar of health – In fact, since 2012, Suh is the only defense player leaguewide to miss zero contests; One full decade of availability. Read more about Suh here, as I break down the different ways that make him a special player.
Las Vegas has a legitimate chance to get a Hall Of Fame talent up front defensively, manning the middle of the line. Should the two sides agree to terms on a deal, the Raiders defense will take a massive leap forward, now adding a player who shines against both the run and getting to the quarterback.
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Suh to Las Vegas is starting to gain momentum, with it looking more likely each day. If the two parties are truly interested in striking a deal, it may not be long until the third-overall pick in 2010 is part of Raider Nation himself.