Found December 28, 2012 on
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Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com reports that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have created an extra $18 million in cap space for 2013 by restructuring the contracts of WR Vincent Jackson and G Carl Nicks.
The Bucs basically gave them extra roster bonuses this year, which shifted the guaranteed money that both players had coming to them next season to their 2012 cap.
Jackson had $13 million in base salary coming his way next season, but Tampa Bay took $12.16 million of that number and converted it into a 2012 roster bonus that will be paid out for the remainder of the contract. Jackson now only counts $3.472 million against their 2013 cap.
As for Nicks, he had a $12.5 million base salary next season, but the team took $11.785 million of that number and turned it into a 2012 bonus.
The Buccaneers do have some players to address during free agency, mainly DE Michael Bennett, but these moves are likely to afford them the extra cap space to pursue some upgrades to their roster if they determine that t...
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The Bucs made a huge splash this past offseason when they signed wide receiver Vincent Jackson and guard Carl Nicks. In preparation for the 2013 offseason, the team restructured both of their contracts. Per Pat Yasinskas of ESPN, by restructuring their contracts, the Bucs free up $18 million in cap space for 2013. Jackson’s base salary for 2013 now becomes $840,000 and drops...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have restructured the contracts of both guard Carl Nicks and wide receiver Vincent Jackson to free up some cap space for the 2013 season.
While it won’t affect the amount of money receiver Vincent Jackson and guard Carl Nicks are paid, both players have restructured their contracts, converting their sizable 2013 salaries into bonuses that will be counted...
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