History-making NFL player Carl Nassib has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Pro football’s first openly gay active player returns to Tampa after two seasons with Las Vegas R’s The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed defensive end Carl Nassib — pro football’s first openly gay, active player — back to where he spent two of his most productive seasons. The season delivered. , officials said Tuesday.
Bucs agree to 1-year deal with pass rusher Carl Nassib
Free agent edge rusher Carl Nassib is signing a one-year deal with the Bucs, according to Adam Schefter.
Nassib, 29, spent the last two seasons with the Las Vegas Raiders, but the most successful stretch of his NFL career came during his previous two-year stint with the Bucs, during which he tallied 12.5 of his 22 career sacks.
Nassib will provide much-needed depth and experience to a Tampa Bay pass that lost Jason Pierre-Paul this offseason and Cam Gill to injury in Saturday’s preseason opener.
NFL player Carl Nassib has signed
Nassib, then of the Las Vegas Raiders, came out a little more than a year ago and made one of the NFL’s most memorable first-season plays, sacking Baltimore Ravens’ Lamar Jackson and forcing a dramatic Monday Night Football win. Silver and black.
This will be Nassib’s seventh season in the NFL and his second stint in Tampa Bay, where he played in 2018 and 2019, recording 6.5 and 6 sacks those years, respectively.