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« #15 : March 19, 2007, 02:31:22 PM »

I don't think we can afford to sign 18 more players.

I thought only the top 51 count against the cap in the off season? ???

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« #16 : March 19, 2007, 02:32:32 PM »

I don't think we can afford to sign 18 more players.

I thought only the top 51 count against the cap in the off season? ???

That's true.  I never thought of that before.

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« #17 : March 19, 2007, 02:36:31 PM »

Well, I counted the players on the Bucs roster and it appears to be 78.  I think they need 90 to go in to training camp.  Something tells me a lot of the "18" could be camp bodies.

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« #18 : March 19, 2007, 02:37:49 PM »

Well half of them will be rookies ( drafted and undrafted players).  The rest will be some vets offered vet min.

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« #19 : March 19, 2007, 02:43:00 PM »

I forgot about undrafted free agents.  18 doesn't sound like that many.



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« #20 : March 19, 2007, 03:37:07 PM »

I can understand signing a few FA signings to help add some talent back on this team, but the whole team change over that happened in 04 didnt turn out so well.
Worked well in 2002.

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« #21 : March 19, 2007, 03:39:21 PM »

Most likely it's adding in undrafted players also that will help make up the full TC roster

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« #22 : March 19, 2007, 08:48:58 PM »

did we ever get a link from this?

It was in a Tribune article on why the Bucs bothered to interview Grant when he is franchised.

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« #23 : March 19, 2007, 09:42:24 PM »

Change is necessary in the NFL salary cap era.

It happened in 02 and in 05 but no one was complaining then.

TBF wasn't around back then...

Wow.. you couldn't be more wrong if you tried.


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« #24 : March 20, 2007, 12:15:22 AM »

ADW,

Believe you are correct-only the top 51 count. Not sure 51 is right, but its in that area.

The 18 to be signed will most probably be the draftees and camp bodies to get us to the maximum allowed 90. Don't believe NFLE players count against  this number until the last cut.


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« #25 : March 20, 2007, 12:07:10 AM »

try grasping sarcasm....

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« #26 : March 20, 2007, 12:37:48 AM »

ADW,

Believe you are correct-only the top 51 count. Not sure 51 is right, but its in that area.

The 18 to be signed will most probably be the draftees and camp bodies to get us to the maximum allowed 90. Don't believe NFLE players count against this number until the last cut.




I could be wrong and most likely I am but I believe its 53 the number we are looking for here.

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« #27 : March 20, 2007, 09:37:10 AM »

ADW,

Believe you are correct-only the top 51 count. Not sure 51 is right, but its in that area.

The 18 to be signed will most probably be the draftees and camp bodies to get us to the maximum allowed 90. Don't believe NFLE players count against this number until the last cut.




I could be wrong and most likely I am but I believe its 53 the number we are looking for here.

The 5 players in Europe are excluded from the count. 53 is the roster limit. 51 count against the cap. I believe that is correct. Also, Plummer is not counted unless there is a change in his status. 12 spaces plus Plummer and the 5 allowed for NFL Europe, would total 18 available spots. That could explain the precise number Allen used.

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« #28 : March 20, 2007, 12:35:43 PM »

Well the Bucs had a losing season last year and the roster (except draftees) remained unchanged from 05. There is no proven formula or one way being the right way. The Patriots for example approach free agency differently every year.



with all due respect the one big difference between 05 and 06 was the 5-0 start under Griese. 



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« #29 : March 20, 2007, 01:37:04 PM »

with all due respect the one big difference between 05 and 06 was the 5-0 start behind Caddy 

With one small edit, I now agree with your statement.  ;)
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