The Bucs have restructured the contract of tight end Cameron Brate on Sunday, per Greg Auman of the Athletic. While the exact financial details of this are unknown yet, Brate was set to make $6 million this season, with $4 million of it getting guaranteed on Sunday.
This restructuring presumably opens up some more cap room for the Bucs, who have about just under $23 million left on their salary cap according to overthecap.com
Bucs have restructured the contract of tight end Cameron Brate to keep him in Tampa. He was due to make $6 million in 2020, and $4m of that would have been guaranteed today. 27 TDs in last five years, and a key target for Tom Brady this fall. Details to come.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) March 22, 2020
Brate has four years left on his contract after agreeing to a six-year $41 million contract in March of 2018. There is no dead cap space remaining on the rest of Brate’s deal.
With the addition of quarterback Tom Brady, Brate’s role in the Bucs offense looks to be expanded. Brady utilizes the tight ends very often in his offense, which should bode well for both Brate and fellow starting tight end O.J. Howard.
Since joining the Bucs as an undrafted free agent in 2014, Brate has had 195 receptions for 2,156 yards and 27 touchdowns in his career.