Oakland Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck said that free-agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh would fit in well in Oakland.
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Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh’s rookie contract with the Detroit Lions has expired after five seasons with the team, and he will be one of the top free agents on the market.
Suh is expected to command a hefty contract that may be near or even above $100 million, and the Lions are not expected to re-sign him.
The Oakland Raiders are a team that is expected to make a push for the defensive tackle, and veteran defensive end Justin Tuck is already recruiting Suh to Oakland.
“He’s Raider-ish. And that’s one of the reasons why I know Raider Nation would applaud that move, beyond the fact that he’s an awesome football player. He kind of fits the mold of … the toughness and the ferocious player that built the Oakland Raiders,” Tuck said to the Detroit Free Press.
The Raiders are expected to spend big bucks this offseason since they have over $50 million in salary cap money, and general manager Reggie McKenzie is hanging on his last limb.
They have started their rebuilding process on the right foot with the drafting of quarterback Derek Carr and linebacker Khalil Mack, who both had promising rookie seasons.