A day after the Philadelphia Eagles signed veteran defensive tackle Linval Joseph, they agreed to a one-year contract with Ndamukong Suh, according to multiple reports.
The Eagles are currently without rookie interior lineman Jordan Davis and are fresh off a disappointing loss to the Washington Commanders in which their running defense looked suspicious. Joseph and Suh should help sort this out.
The team’s current Defensive Depth chart now looks like this:
LDE: Brandon Graham, Robert Quinn
LDT: Fletcher Cox, Ndamukong Suh, Milton Williams
GDR: Javon Hargrave, Linval Joseph
RDE: Josh Sweat, Quinn
WLB: Kyzir White, Shaun Bradley
MLB: TJ Edwards, Nakobe Dean
SLB: Haasson Reddick, Patrick Johnson
LCB: Darius Slay, Zech McPhearson
SS: CJ Gardner-Johnson, K’Von Wallace
FS: Marcus Epps, Reed Blankenship
PCR: James Bradberry, Josh Jobe
NB: Josiah Scott
IR: DT Jordan Davis, DT Marlon Tuipulotu, NB Avonte Maddox
Suh played 12 NFL seasons for the Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He made five Pro Bowls, three first team All-Pro and two second team All-Pro.
The 35-year-old made it to the Super Bowl with the 2018 Rams and 2020 Bucs, winning a Lombardi Trophy with the latter. He amassed 590 tackles and 70.5 sacks during his career. He had 27 tackles (seven for a loss) and six sacks last year.
On June 20, Suh said by ESPN NFL Live that he was still interested in playing but that the Bucs appeared to be out of contention. He added on Twitter a day after playing for the Las Vegas Raiders “could be fun”.
Later that afternoon, Dragon Tyler from United States today reported that there was mutual interest between the Raiders and Suh in addition to ongoing talks between him and the Minnesota Vikings.
The 2009 Heisman Trophy finalist’s best days may be behind him, but he’s still a productive defensive back who has never missed a game with injury and started all 17 games last year.
Suh’s addition is a big win for the 8-1 Eagles. It will strengthen their defensive front seven in their quest for a Super Bowl title.