Facing a critical offseason, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could look to move on from some questionable contracts to free up cap space in 2019.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in for a franchise-altering offseason. Reports are already surfacing about Dirk Koetter’s future and the Bucs still have two games left to play.
With a new head coach in 2019, Tampa Bay’s roster could look completely different in six months. There are plenty of fan favorites and veterans who may be let go to free up cap space as the new regime looks to build a Super Bowl contender.
Tampa Bay has a lot of money invested in positions that are already a strength. They spend the most money in the league at wide receiver, which isn’t necessary with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin already on the roster.
Same goes for defensive line. The Bucs added some mid-tier free agents a year ago and they haven’t panned out. With Vita Vea playing well, the need for quality depth is no longer there.
As the roster figured itself out in 2018, it was apparent that general manager Jason Licht invested a good portion of the cap in the wrong areas of the roster.
Licht will have to correct his mistakes and release some players to open up money for the 2019 free agency period. Here are a few players who could be on the chopping block.