Yesterday, lost amid other NFL news taking place around New Orleans and New York, was the fact the Bucs waived two defensive ends and signed an offensive tackle. Tim Crowder and Nick Reed were both let go and freed up about 1.5 in collective cap space, the Bucs then signed Jamon Meredith, a four year journeyman tackle who spent last season in Pittsburgh, to a minimum contract.
I wouldn’t read too much into either of these transactions beyond just being bottom of the roster shuffling. Meredith may provide depth at tackle or he may not even make the roster, since coming out of South Carolina four seasons ago he’s appeared in just 17 games with just four starts. Not exactly a momentous signing.
Right now Tampa has about 15-16 million dollars in free cap space and could still use some of it to bring in a safety or a linebacker through free agency, or to re-sign some of their own guys. They won’t need near that much to sign draft picks, so the front office and Mark Dominik still have some flexibility.