With Unrein cut, William Gholston’s chances of survival in Tampa Bay this offseason increase. However, with Beau Allen taking a pay cut to stay with the Buccaneers yesterday, Gholston may be asked to do the same, and a player is usually cut if they refuse to restructure their deal.
A fourth round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2013, Gholston has played his entire career in Tampa Bay, but as his production has continued to slip over the past two seasons, it would not be a shock for him to be given the exit out of the Buccaneers’ facility. He started only two games in 2018, and recorded only one sack and one tackle behind the line of scrimmage.
At just $3.75 million this year, Gholston remains relatively inexpensive to keep as a rotational piece along the defensive line, but if this new coaching staff does not see Gholston as a fit for their scheme, it becomes even harder to justify giving him a roster spot.
If Gholston were to become a cap casualty, the Buccaneers would see the entirety of his $3.75 million contract return to their pockets, and would not have to absorb any dead money left on his contract. With the direction of the team taking a turn in 2019, Gholston may be looking for a new place to call home.