The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have 26 free agents in 2019. Here is the full list with background on each player.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers face a crucial offseason. General manager Jason Licht needs to find a new head coach, make major decisions with in-house players, and finally prepare for free agency and the NFL Draft.
The Bucs have an intriguing group of free agents who made a significant impact in 2018. Starters on both sides of the ball are going to be hot commodities on the market.
Before we get into the list of all of Tampa Bay’s free agents, let’s break down each type of free agent in the NFL.
Exclusive Rights Free Agents
The Buccaneers have all of the control when it comes to their Exclusive Rights Free Agents. These free agents have played less than two full seasons, but their contract is up. These free agents cannot negotiate with other team’s unless the Tampa decides not to tender them. If the Bucs place an ERFA-tender on them, these players will be back in 2019.
Restricted Free Agents
Restricted free agents have more freedom than ERFAs, but the Bucs still have the final say. RFAs are free to negotiate with other teams, but the Bucs can match any offer another team may offer them. Tampa can also place a Draft pick tender on the player. Meaning that if another team wants to sign an RFA, the Bucs will receive a draft pick for it.
Unrestricted Free Agents
A run of the mill free agent. The player can negotiate with any team and sign there without any restrictions. Teams may be awarded a compensatory pick in the upcoming Draft if they lose valuable players during the free agency period.
Here is the full list of Tampa Bay Buccaneers free agents according to spotrac.com.