Buccaneers sign Carl Nassib – ProFootballTalk

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Carl Nassib is back with the Bucs.

Nassib, the free agent pass rusher who previously played in Tampa Bay in 2018 and 2019, has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Buccaneers, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

While spending the last two years with the Raiders, Nassib became the first openly gay player to appear in a regular season game. Since he hit free agency in March, there has been little apparent interest in him among NFL teams, and questions have been raised about whether homophobia worked against Nassib in his bid to continue his NFL career.

But the Bucs know Nassib well, and they want him back on defense. He’ll have to compete with players who spent the entire offseason with the Bucs to make the roster, but his experience in head coach Todd Bowles’ defense gives him a good chance to be a solid contributor in Tampa Bay this season.

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