The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already released one player, and with limited spending, more players may be on their way out the door.
Yesterday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released defensive tackle Mitch Unrein and cleared $3.75 million in cap space. While Unrein’s release was with a failed physical designation, his release is most likely not the last move the Buccaneers will make to clear even more spending flexibility.
The Bucs have also officially traded wide receiver DeSean Jackson and a 2020 seventh round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for a sixth round pick in the upcoming draft; this trade got rid of a disgruntled receiver as well as cleared up $10 million in cap space.
The team also parted ways with punter Bryan Anger to clear $3 million in cap space and made a lateral move to sign 24-year-old punter Bradley Pinion formerly of the San Francisco 49ers to a four-year deal. This deal is likely less than Anger’s $3 million annually as Tampa Bay continues to trim the budget.
While their money flow has been low, Jason Licht has been able to make a dollar stretch a country mile for the Bucs as he has been able to add three new players to the team, while re-signing the likes of Peyton Barber, Ryan Griffin, Kevin Minter, and Cairo Santos.
With plenty of quality players still on the market and still little flexibility with the cap space, who could be next to get the boot out of Tampa Bay in order for the team to increase their cap space?