It was a busy day for news involving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today so Buccaneers101.com is here to get you up to date on everything in case you missed any of it.
Bucs Expected to Release Faine:
In a move that may seem surprising to some yet one that makes a lot of sense, the Bucs are reportedly going to release center and offensive captain Jeff Faine. Often injured and carrying a salary that is nearly $6 million, Faine appears to be on his way out the door. The Bucs’ plan, according to the Tampa Bay Times’ Stephen Holder, is to put newly re-signed Jeremy Zuttah at center and go after a guard in free agency. The release of Faine gives the Bucs a lot more cash to spend so look for them to go after New Orleans’ Carl Nicks or Baltimore’s Ben Grubbs once free agency starts tomorrow.
Tampa Bay Favorites to Land Vincent Jackson?:
Everyone under the sun knows that the Bucs need a true deep threat at wide receiver. They have a bunch of guys that are good No. 2 and 3 wideouts, but they don’t have a game changer that can take over when the team needs him. However, it appears as though that may be changing very soon. According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun Times, the Bucs have the “inside track” on signing receiver Vincent Jackson at the start of free agency. Jackson is the target of most teams looking for a stud receiver, but he is definitely a guy Tampa Bay needs on the field. He is an excellent deep threat and one of the best in the league at his position. It may take upwards of $10 million per year to sign Jackson, but lucky for the Bucs they have plenty of money to spend.
Bucs Get Richer Thanks To Washington and Dallas:
Almost every team around the NFL got a little more money to spend on Monday thanks to bone-headed decisions by the Redskins and Cowboys. During the uncapped year in 2010, those two teams violated NFL league rules by front-loading contracts and dumping salaries. Teams were urged to treat that season like any other, but apparently the Redskins and Cowboys didn’t get the memo. For their infractions, the Cowboys will lose $10 million in cap space. For the Redskins, the penalty is much worse – they lose $36 million in cap room. So every team, except the Saints and Raiders, will get an equal portion of that $48 million, which is $1.6 million per team. It’s not much, but every little bit helps and the Bucs now have more cash to spend on luring free agents to Tampa.
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