The Bucs are bringing back defensive tackle Will Gholston, and they’re doing it at a discount. According to PFF’s Doug Kyed, Gholston’s price tag has dropped despite coming off his best two seasons. The 10-year veteran signed a one-year, $4.5 million contract to stay in Tampa Bay this offseason. But he can make $1.25 million more by hitting incentives in his contract.

Last year, Gholston cost the Bucs $5.5 million while registering a career-high 4.5 sacks. He’ll be 31 this summer, but several teams were reportedly interested in signing him this offseason. However, Gholston has long expressed his desire to stay in Tampa Bay for his career. That likely played a role in him accepting less than expected.

“I think it all worked out the way me and my family planned it to,” Gholston said. “[I] try to prioritize them the most out of this process. Because uprooting your family and going somewhere else is really hard to do. That was the whole goal.”

For wide receiver Breshad Perriman, making the Bucs roster will be his goal this offseason. The veteran’s contract details reveal that he won’t be a lock for the final 53. According to The Athletic’s Greg Auman, Perriman signed for the veteran salary benefit contract. Perriman will make a league minimum $1.12 million this season.

The Bucs top three receivers are already set in Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Russell Gage. Lately, it appears Tampa Bay is also eyeing several top receivers in the draft. Ohio State WR Chris Olave and Arkansas WR Treylon Burks will take Top 30 visits in Tampa in the coming weeks. But even if the Bucs don’t draft a receiver, Perriman will compete with Scotty Miller, Cyril Grayson, Tyler Johnson and others for a roster spot in camp.

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About the Author: Jon Ledyard

Jon Ledyard is PewterReport.com's newest Bucs beat writer and has experience covering the Pittsburgh Steelers as a beat writer and analyzing the NFL Draft for several draft websites, including The Draft Network. Follow Ledyard on Twitter at @LedyardNFLDraft
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drdneast
drdneast
3 months ago

I love Tom Brady but for gods sake if they sign the Gronk. which we all hope we do, he’s got enough toy to play with. We need defense and namely more of a pass rush.

TBChucky
TBChucky
3 months ago

When did Perriman re-sign?..

buccaneerNW
buccaneerNW
3 months ago

Looking at the structure of Gholston’s deal, being willing to spread his cap hit out over 5 seasons to sign him for one year, we are obviously scraping to manage the cap. Gronk’s deal should be interesting when it happens. Starting to think we may pass on bring back Suh because he’ll likely want more than we can afford to pay him.

bucballer
bucballer
Reply to  buccaneerNW
3 months ago

Suh will resign. He wants to play one more year and he has a legit chance to win another Ring. He’s got young kids and a family he’s not going to up and move them for just one season. I think he gets a paid but the Bucs will get a small discount. I mean Brady’s ur QB man, of course u come back in new year. If nothing else u get a front row seat to history! Suh gets done sooner rather than later. Buffet says strike wile the iron is hot and add to that portfolio son!