Selon Greg Auman de The Athletic, Suh just have to report no symptoms and return two negative COVID-19 test results at least 24 hours apart before they can join the team, apparently indicating that Suh is vaccinated. The Buccaneers are set to open the season against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night, giving Suh and his teammates 12 days to clear the league’s COVID-19 protocols.
Suh, 34, has been a valued member of the Bucs defense over the past two seasons. He played and started all 16 games in 2019 and 2020, playing at least 74% of the team’s snaps each season. If he has to miss any games, this will be the first time he does so since being suspended for two games in 2011 – his second season in the NFL.
The Bucs have solid depth behind Suh and alongside Vita Vea, with Steve McLendon and Rakeem Nunez-Roches having played valuable roles in last year’s squad. They will likely take on increased roles if Suh has to sit down.
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