The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have some tough in-house decisions to make with potential free agents. Here are two players they should let walk, cut and re-sign.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have limited cap space to work with this offseason. General manager Jason Licht has his hands full as crucial decisions need to be made in the coming months.
Although the NFL Draft and free agency are highlights of the offseason, some of the Buccaneers’ biggest moves will be in-house decisions. The Bucs need to handle players that are on the chopping block or those that are due for extensions.
What makes these moves even more intriguing will be how the new coaching staff could impact the decisions. A new philosophy or scheme on either side of the ball could lead to mass roster transformation.
Plus, the Bucs’ less than ideal salary cap situation will come into play. It’s not great when a 5-11 team doesn’t have a ton of money to work with. Tampa Bay must cut players to try and free up money to address needs at other positions.
The Bucs must also be smart in who they decide to extend. They cannot bring back everyone, even players that might have had career years in 2018. At the same time, a few names must be taken care of after they produced throughout their rookie contracts.