Raiders News: Ndamukong Suh on his way to Las Vegas?

For years, Ndamukong Suh flirted with the idea of ​​joining the Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders. However, each time he’s been a free agent – in 2015, 2018 and 2019 – it seems both sides are stuck in the friend zone as he chose to sign elsewhere.

As they say, “time is a flat circle”, and here we are again. Suh is still available on the open market and the Raiders could use a veteran defensive tackle, especially one that won a superbowl there are only two seasons.

The old Buccaneer was on ESPN NFL Live Monday and said that his time in Tampa Bay is probably over. That statement alone should spark some interest from the desert, but Mina Kimes, one of the show’s hosts, turned that spark into a full-fledged fire when she brought up the idea of ​​Suh finally putting on silver and black.

“And the Raiders? Kimes asked Suh before giving a list of reasons that included the team’s cap space and playing alongside Maxx Crosby and Chandler Jones.

“I like it,” Suh replied with a big smile on her face. “Chandler Jones and Maxx Crosby, I was exchanging messages with them the other day. It’s definitely an interesting opportunity. We’ll see where it ends… [AFC] West is very, very tough, which would be fun. You pull through and you’re almost destined to make it to the Super Bowl.

A few things stand out from Suh’s answer. For one thing, he’s already been in touch with Crosby and Jones, so there must be at least some mutual interest from the respective parties. It’s just a matter of whether the right people, i.e. Josh McDaniels and Dave Ziegler, are intrigued by the idea of ​​adding a five-time 35-year-old All-Pro to the defensive line.

Second, Suh brought up the possibility of the Raiders playing for a championship if they manage to get out of their division. At this point in his career, he’s probably looking to add to his trophy/legacy, and bringing in some superstars in Jones and Davante Adams this offseason seems to have caught his eye.

UPDATE: On Tuesday morning, Suh tweeted this to continue the Raiders hype:

It’s also worth noting, and Kimes brought it up in his speech, that Nevada has no personal income tax. Using state tax benefits to attract free agents was part of the reason Mark Davis moved the team, and Suh is very financially savvy, so that’s definitely on his mind.

Could the Raiders have a roster and financial situation that finally appeals to the 12-year-old veteran? And do the brass of the team want to bring him on board?

Only time will tell, but it certainly gives us something to ponder as the team is still over a month away from training camp.

UPDATE: By Tyler Dragon from USA todaythe Raiders and Suh have been in talks with Suh, so it looks like McDaniels and Ziegler are keen to bring him on board.

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