A landmark NFL player Carl Nassib signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Pro football's first openly homosexual active player is headed back the city of Tampa following two years playing for the Las Vegas Raiders.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed defensive end Carl Nassib -- pro football's first openly homosexual,

actively playing player to bring Nassib back to the same place the team had two of his best seasons, as officials announced Tuesday.

Nassib, who was then with the Las Vegas Raiders, came out just a bit more than one year ago and

played some of NFL's greatest preseason plays, taking down his teammate Baltimore Ravens' Lamar Jackson

and forcing a fumble during an epic Tuesday Night Football victory for the Silver & Black.

It will be his 7th season with the NFL and the second time he has played at Tampa Bay, where he was a player in both 2018 and 2019.

He recorded 6.5 as well as 6 sacks respectively, during those two seasons.

Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles lauded Nassib's ability to stop the run and put pressure on the quarterback.

"He has a lot of versatility, he brings a lot of energy, he brings a lot of toughness," Bowles said to reporters on Tuesday.

"He understands the (team's) system. He was comfortable in it, so we look forward to him coming here."

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