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: July 28, 2011, 10:53:12 PM

I would assume most people here know the Bucs have a very low cap number right now. Now that the new CBA will require them to spend, most people here are probably expecting the Bucs to go on a spending spree. Well, that hasn't happened and probably won't happen, and here's the main reason why:

They don't need to reach the minimum number until December. So that means that if they re-sign Freeman in December and front-load his contract by making his first year worth a ridiculous amount of money, they can still pay the players they want to keep (Freeman, Williams, Blount, in particular), reach that minimum number, and not burden themselves in the future by having low cap numbers on pivotal positions like QB. In this example, Freeman would be playing under low cap numbers later in his contract, but will have already received a large proportion of his contract. Therefore, when the contracts come up for Bowers, Clayborne, McCoy, and other young stars, the Bucs will be flexible enough to re-sign them while already having satisfied the core of young players the Bucs currently have.
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