Vikings Are A Serious Contender To Sign DT Ndamukong Suh

Ndamukong Suh, Vikings
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Earlier this week we saw Jason Pierre-Paul sign a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens for $5.5 million. Pierre-Paul was one of the better defensive free agents remaining and will help bolster the Ravens’ pass rush. Attention will now be turned to another good veteran that remains available in Ndamukong Suh. One team to keep an eye on is the Minnesota Vikings.

It is a bit surprising that Suh remains a free agent at this point. He has shown that he can still be a productive player even at this stage of his career. Suh spent the last three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, picking up six sacks in each of the last two seasons.

A force in the middle of the defensive line for his entire career, Suh is more than capable of still getting after the quarterback and stuffing the run. He remains a sure tackler as well, missing only one last season in 717 defensive snaps.

Any team looking to bolster the interior of their defensive line should be making a call to Suh sooner than later. According to NFL Rumors, he is beginning to draw some interest from teams. The Las Vegas Raiders, Minnesota Vikings, and Cleveland Browns are the three teams mentioned.

Suh has been open about his desire to join the Raiders for months. Price seemed to be the sticking point in negotiations, as Suh was looking for more money than Las Vegas was willing to offer.

The Browns are another team that has been linked to him in the past and an organization many thought he would ultimately end up with. Putting him in between Myles Garrett and Jadeveon Clowney would be a lot for opposing offenses to deal with.

Minnesota, however, is a new team to enter the Ndamukong Suh sweepstakes. They currently don’t have anyone listed on the depth chart behind nose tackle Harrison Phillips, so Suh would provide the team with some much-needed depth and insurance at the position.

The secondary was a more pressing need for the Vikings throughout the offseason, but you can never have too many players that are capable of rushing the passer and collapsing the pocket.

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