In what seem like a minor occurence to most people, and even to some Bucs fans, Jake Plummer and the Bucs have agreed to a settlement on his retirement and the subsequent bonus money that was owed back to the Denver Broncos, and then the Bucs after the trade of Plummer to the Bucs for a 7th round pick.
Plummer agreed to give the Bucs back 3.5 million dollars which will be applied to next years cap. While it might seem minor being as though we’re 10 trillion dollars under the cap, it should be important as we look to lock up more of our young guys on the squad.
Another player that I’m glad has finally gone away. I’m tired of seeing the little toasters that he drives around Tampa anyway, so this gaurantees one less of them!
Bruce Allen continues to manage our cap brilliantly. A lot of people have issue with the fact that we did not use some of the cap that we have on some of the garbage that was available via free agency this season, but I think we went about Free Agency in a logical, strategic manor. The big names (if you can call Bernard Berrian a big name) did not fit our team with the amount of money they were demanding. Allen went out and brought in players that fit our team, and will make a difference, ala Cato June last season.