Nassib made history by playing in a regular-season game as the first openly gay player while spending the previous two years with the Raiders.
“I just wanted to take a quick moment to say that I’m gay. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now but I finally feel comfortable getting it off my chest.”— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 21, 2021
Raiders DL Carl Nassib shared this video to social media and became the first active NFL player to announce he is gay. pic.twitter.com/gGXbZEP3R7
The Buccaneers want Nassib back on their defense since they are familiar with him. To make the roster, he will have to beat out players who spent the entire offseason with the Buccaneers, but his background playing defense under head coach Todd Bowles offers him a strong chance to contribute this season.