3 free agent defensive tackles Browns could still pursue ahead of 2022 season

Ndamukong Suh. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
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No. 2: Ndamukong Suh

Last team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Similar to Joseph, Ndamukong Suh is aging and has lost a step or two — but can still perform. He’s most recently been with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he was a regular starter and he was part of the stellar defense that helped them win the Super Bowl following the 2020 campaign.

Suh began his career in Detroit after he was drafted by the Lions at No. 2 overall in 2010. During his five seasons in the Motor City, he became a star and made the Pro Bowl four times. Since leaving Detroit, he’s earned one more trip and recorded 12 sacks over the past two seasons despite approaching his mid-30s.

In all, Suh has recorded 70.5 sacks and he’s also had 590 tackles including 130 for losses. He’s even had three fumble recoveries returned for touchdowns.

Suh will be 36 in January but still has something in the tank. He likely won’t want to suit up for a non-playoff team and that might be the hang-up with signing with the Browns who’ve been rumored to have some interest in him. Suh’s last contract paid him around $9 million in 2021 but a $4-$5 million deal could be enough this year.

We’ll see how this next week plays out in Cleveland but keep an ear open in case the team takes a chance on this big-name player.