Originally written on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 10/24/14
With the official NFL salary cap number set to $123 million, the Buccaneers have one of the highest cap spaces available in the league. What will they do with it?  It’s hard to say. General manager Mark Dominik has stated it’s important that the Bucs sign their own guys first. However, two names that may be fair to say will not be returning are defensive linemen Michael Bennett and Roy Miller. There have been no mentions of any one else being re-signed other than wide receiver Mike Williams and quarterback Josh Freeman. But the Freeman situation is unique in itself. So with that said, let’s look at some numbers. The Bucs are projected to have an estimated $30 million in cap space. That number, as of now, does not include the (potential) voided 2013 salaries for Eric Wright and Quincy Black, who currently are still with the team. Their salaries are not included as both, if in fact released (or voided in Wright’s case), can still be eligible for some sort of grievance pay so we’ll stick with the $30 million the Bucs are projected. Each team has to spend at least 89% of the total cap for the next four years. With their projected cap space, the Bucs are currently sitting at approximately $93 million. If the teams spend the minimum of 89%, the reality is the Bucs only have to spend approximately $16 million to reach the 89% mark. With so much cap space, many fans (and media outlets as well) are expecting the Buccaneers to be big spenders this offseason. While that is a possibility, do not expect it as they are not planning on making a big splash in free agency as they did last season. The post What does the salary cap mean for the Bucs? appeared first on The Bay Cave.
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