Super Bowl contender the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed defensive end Carl Nassibpro football's first openly gay, active playerbringing him back to where he delivered two of his most productive seasons, NBC News reported.
Last year, Nassib (then with the Las Vegas Raiders) came out as gay and made one of the NFL's most memorable early season plays, sacking the Baltimore Ravens' Lamar Jackson and forcing a fumble in a dramatic Monday Night Football victory for the Raiders.
This will be Nassib's seventh season in the NFL and his second stint in Tampa Bay, where he played in 2018 and 2019.
The Raiders decided not to bring back Nassib for 2022, opting for a more cost-efficient player. He would have made $7.75 million this season had he returned to Las Vegas.