Could Suh replace McCoy with Bucs?

by Gary Shelton on May 22, 2019 · 0 comments

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Jones might take a run at a new start./CARMEN MANDATO

Tuesday, 4 a.m.

Bruce Arians doesn't want to talk about Gerald McCoy anymore.

He isn't ready to talk about Ndamukong Suh yet.

On the other hand, Ronald Jones had a good day of practice.

Things are still in flux at One Buc Place, where the team parted ways with six-time Pro Bowler Gerald McCoy on Monday. However, Tuesday, there were reports that the Bucs were preparing to sign Suh, a four-time Pro Bowler.

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Arians seemed to have talked about McCoy enough.

"As I said yesterday in a statement about Gerald, ‘I hope him the best’ and there’s no need for asking me a question about that, so everything has already been said. Talk to me about the players who are here and I’m really happy about the ones that are here.”

Arians was asked if Suh could be his replacement.

“I can’t talk about him," Arians said. "He’s not on my team."

Well, actually, he's a free agent. So talk is allowed.

"He is a hell of a player, so we will see," Arians said.

Suh was drafted second overall in the 2010 draft; McCoy was picked third.

Overall, Arians said Jones was impressive.

"Ronald Jones had a heck of a – well, he had a really good day today and really enjoy watching him where he is at right now in the backfield. In the backfield. (Wide receiver) Bobo (Wilson) has had a couple nice days. He’s switched from field to field. (Wide receiver) Scotty (Miller) came in and had a real good day the other day when he stepped out there, so there were a bunch of guys. Defensively, there are a couple guys too on the field that could rush the passer. We saw it at minicamp with the rookies. They’re still doing a great job and I don’t want to praise them too much, but I’m anxious to see them put pads on and get after somebody else.”

Arians said defensive back Vernon Hargreaves looked good. Hargreaves mentality was questioned last week.

“Vernon looked good. He’s healthy and we’re monitoring how many snaps he gets and he’s ready to roll, same with (cornerback) Carlton (Davis). Carlton wasn’t supposed to go today, but he went and pushed through it. We’re limiting their number of reps.

“He’s never been a problem mentally. It’s just getting his body right and knowing that you’re not always going to be 100 percent.”

Arians was pleased with the reshaping of his defensive line.

"They’re working their tails off," Arians said. "Each guy is showing his position flexibility, so if you can play two or three spots, that helps you make the team. I’m really pleased with where Vita (Vea) is. I think he’s making extremely good progress as a three-technique and a nose. He’s played some five, so they’re all growing and (Defensive Line Coach Kacy (Rodgers) is doing a great job teaching them.”





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