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    • TB-BucFan4Life

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      The Bucs have a boatload of free agents coming up. It’s going to be a very interesting off-season trying to figure this out. I’ve listed the most notable free agents and the ones I think are imperative we keep. What’s everyone’s opinion on this?

      Upcoming Free Agents: Barrett, David, Gronk, Suh, McLendon, Haeg, Fournette, Brown, Nunez-Roches, Minter, Succop, Cockrell, Godwin

      Must resign: Barrett, David, Brown, Succop, Godwin

      Would like to resign if price is right: Gronk, Roches, Minter, Cockrell

      Players likely gone: Barrett, Suh, Gronk, Brown

      Draft Needs: LB, TE, DB & DL

      It will be hard resigning a lot of these players unless they take less money to stay with the Bucs. We need Licht to work some magic.

    • buc_boi

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      I’m sure we’ll get to have this discussion all off-season long, not sure why it’s important to talk about in the middle of our playoff run?

      Season isn’t over, not even close.

    • m_j

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      holy …. didn‘t realize CG is FA as well

      but yepp, let‘s discuss this in the offseason. a lot will depend on how far we get this year

    • JC5100

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      If you don’t want to talk about it then don’t click the thread.

      Nobody wants to admit it but the Bucs have a serious issue in the next 2 months. According to Spotrac the Bucs are only going to be $31M under the cap. The rookie pool is going to be about $7M, so they have less than $25M to work with.

      Have to re-sign: Godwin and David
      Would like to re-sign at right price: Barrett, Gronk

      Who has to get cut?
      JPP designated as a post 6/1 cut- Save $10M
      Jensen- Save $10M (There’s some good vet free agent centers, Brady is going to have to recruit one)
      Brate- Save $6.5M

      There’s $26.5M right there putting the total over $50M so they can operate. Letting Barrett walk is an option. He should have been traded in the off-season. Bucs have to get younger and cheaper pass rushers.

    • Biggs3535

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      Nobody wants to admit it but the Bucs have a serious issue in the next 2 months.

      I’ve been reading this same boy-who-cries-wolf stuff from you for six years. Maybe this will be the year you’re finally right.

    • JC5100

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      Nobody wants to admit it but the Bucs have a serious issue in the next 2 months.

      I’ve been reading this same boy-who-cries-wolf stuff from you for six years. Maybe this will be the year you’re finally right.

      Do the math and get back to me

      https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/tampa-bay-buccaneers/cap/2021/

    • DEBUCSOWN

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      Priority of resignings: godwin>ab>lvd>jpp>shaq>suh

      Lvd really fell off late this year.

      Usually happens suddenly with LBs, unfortunately.

      I fear his best days are behind him.

      I see a lot of FAs giving Tampa a discount for a chance to play with the GOAT.

      • This reply was modified 3 months ago by DEBUCSOWN.

    • Vance

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      Just my opinion but I don’t think Brown and Gronk will play without Brady. Especially Gronk. With him it is either retire or Bucs.

    • Live4BUCS

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      Brady is coming back so i think Gronk will give us a discount (if he even wants to play). AB is probably going to leave and cash out somewhere else. Godwin should be our #1 priority. Lavonte might want to cash out time time around so it may be hard to re-sign him unless we’re letting Barrett walk (which i wouldn’t be opposed to). But then we have an issue at rusher without JPP and Barrett. So i guess it’s pick your poison between David and our pass rush. I just think Barrett will want too much $$$ and i don’t think he’s worth it. We need to draft Edge rusher for sure. Oh and what do we do at left tackle? Did Smith prove he’s worth keeping?

    • DEBUCSOWN

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      QUOTE

      Agreed for both

    • DEBUCSOWN

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      Just my opinion but I don’t think Brown and Gronk will play without Brady. Especially Gronk. With him it is either retire or Bucs.

      Agreed for both.

    • JC5100

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      Brady is coming back so i think Gronk will give us a discount (if he even wants to play). AB is probably going to leave and cash out somewhere else. Godwin should be our #1 priority. Lavonte might want to cash out time time around so it may be hard to re-sign him unless we’re letting Barrett walk (which i wouldn’t be opposed to). But then we have an issue at rusher without JPP and Barrett. So i guess it’s pick your poison between David and our pass rush. I just think Barrett will want too much $$$ and i don’t think he’s worth it. We need to draft Edge rusher for sure. Oh and what do we do at left tackle? Did Smith prove he’s worth keeping?

      I think Donovan Smith earned his 2021 salary on Saturday night.

      JPP isn’t a free agent but I just believe he has to be cut in order to be able to keep Godwin, David and Gronk.

      I would try to draft an edge rusher in the 1st round. Haason Reddick is an interesting FA as he was drafted by Arians but I just HATE HATE HATE guys who only get sacks in contract years. 7.5 sacks first 3 years, 12.5 sacks in contract year.

    • m_j

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      gronk for sure, brown … nobody knows that

    • Greattimes

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      A lot of teams are in the same dilemma. With the projected reduction in cap space for NFL teams, players salaries are going to take a salary hit. Teams will need to renegotiate contracts. Some teams like the Dallas Cowboys are in salary cap hell, and they still need to resign their QB to a contract.

    • Detrimental

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      Dont see Brate on the roster next season with that current price tag. Maybe we ask Jansen to restructure his deal to save $

      Suh is 100% gone so that’s 8M right there. Gronk is not coming back at his current tag. If he does he’ll take a significant pay cut. Bucs are saving north of 10+ off them two contracts alone. Lets say Gronk takes a 1 year 6M deal. David, Shaq, and Godwin are must haves.

    • RHBucsFan

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      Suh is the reason behind our stout rush defense, and if Vea gii ok ng out doesn’t prove that I don’t know what will.

      Gronk and is unselfish play is a big reason why we’ve protected Brady so well.

      I really hope we find a way to bring them both back next season. I don’t see Gronk playing anywhere else so I’m optimistic he will return. Let’s turn the page on OJ Howard please.

    • Detrimental

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      Suh is very replaceable. Bucs could draft a DT and get better and save $. Pair Vea with some fresh legs that can rush the passer and generate wins in the run. Plenty of good DT prospects in the upcoming draft.

      Suh is the reason behind our stout rush defense, and if Vea gii ok ng out doesn’t prove that I don’t know what will.

      Gronk and is unselfish play is a big reason why we’ve protected Brady so well.

      I really hope we find a way to bring them both back next season. I don’t see Gronk playing anywhere else so I’m optimistic he will return. Let’s turn the page on OJ Howard please.

    • DEBUCSOWN

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      Agreed with suh being replaceable.

      Hes great in this system, but his best days are behind him as well.

      Plenty could restructure to create more cap room as well.

      Brady or me13(again) come to mind.

      $ talks, sure. Most of these bucs are not used to winning. I really believe most will prioritize winning over $.

    • buc_boi

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      Nobody wants to admit it but the Bucs have a serious issue in the next 2 months.

      I’ve been reading this same boy-who-cries-wolf stuff from you for six years. Maybe this will be the year you’re finally right.

      As much as I hate agreeing with ole ankle grabber here, but dudes right(finally).

      Y’all been saying this same crap ever since I stated posting here, has it ever been true?

      No

    • creamsicles

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      Based on positional impact in team construction, I believe Shaq is the highest priority unless those dollars are used for a replacement (but who would that be?). I don’t think you can win the SB without QB pressure and he’s the best we got there. He should also benefit from Vea’s return more than anyone else, but PLEASE return him to the other side.

      A good Edge is hard to find and our ability to draft one in the late first (or later) is highly speculative. I believe it to be the second hardest position to effectively fill after QB

      I’d rather have Shaq than JPP.

      • Live4BUCS

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        Leondard Floyd, Loenard Williams could be options if Shaq is too costly. I think Godwin is still #1 priority and Id rather have Leonard/Godwin than Shaq/Miller.

        • This reply was modified 3 months ago by Live4BUCS.

    • JC5100

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      Based on positional impact in team construction, I believe Shaq is the highest priority unless those dollars are used for a replacement (but who would that be?). I don’t think you can win the SB without QB pressure and he’s the best we got there. He should also benefit from Vea’s return more than anyone else, but PLEASE return him to the other side.

      A good Edge is hard to find and our ability to draft one in the late first (or later) is highly speculative. I believe it to be the second hardest position to effectively fill after QB

      I’d rather have Shaq than JPP.

      I don’t trust Barrett to produce when he gets a big pay day, especially when a long term deal will take him into his 30s.

    • JC5100

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      Nobody wants to admit it but the Bucs have a serious issue in the next 2 months.

      I’ve been reading this same boy-who-cries-wolf stuff from you for six years. Maybe this will be the year you’re finally right.

      As much as I hate agreeing with ole ankle grabber here, but dudes right(finally).

      Y’all been saying this same crap ever since I stated posting here, has it ever been true?

      No

      I’ve been saying Licht has been wasting money that we will eventually need. Now we need it and it’s not there. So again, since Biggs couldn’t do it I’ll ask you to explain the math on how we can keep this team together next year.

    • Greattimes

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      Just read where the Philadelphia Eagles are 70 million over the 2021 salary cap. Cutting QB Wentz involves a lot of dead salary money. The Eagles and a lot of other teams will be cutting a lot of players to get under the salary cap. It is a buyers market.

    • Biggs3535

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      Nobody wants to admit it but the Bucs have a serious issue in the next 2 months.

      I’ve been reading this same boy-who-cries-wolf stuff from you for six years. Maybe this will be the year you’re finally right.

      As much as I hate agreeing with ole ankle grabber here, but dudes right(finally).

      Y’all been saying this same crap ever since I stated posting here, has it ever been true?

      No

      I’ve been saying Licht has been wasting money that we will eventually need. Now we need it and it’s not there. So again, since Biggs couldn’t do it I’ll ask you to explain the math on how we can keep this team together next year.

      No team is ever kept together from one year to the next. Are you new to football?

      The reality is you’ve been saying this team was in salary cap hell for years, yet that never materialized. I don’t expect that change any time soon, Mr. Red Board GM.

    • buc_boi

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      Nobody wants to admit it but the Bucs have a serious issue in the next 2 months.

      I’ve been reading this same boy-who-cries-wolf stuff from you for six years. Maybe this will be the year you’re finally right.

      As much as I hate agreeing with ole ankle grabber here, but dudes right(finally).

      Y’all been saying this same crap ever since I stated posting here, has it ever been true?

      No

      I’ve been saying Licht has been wasting money that we will eventually need. Now we need it and it’s not there. So again, since Biggs couldn’t do it I’ll ask you to explain the math on how we can keep this team together next year.

      Figures Biggs is too busy grabbing his own ankles to answer, lol.

      What did we do the last time y’all thought the sky was falling on this subject?

      We Restructured mike Evans contract to free up cap space, and so long as we have owners who aren’t cheap, we can do the very same again.

      Don’t you remember last offseason and the sky that was falling then with our free agents and cap space?

      Y’all said we couldn’t resign everyone for this exact same reason of Jason lichts stupidity, and that simply wasn’t the case as we signed every important free agent and then sum.

      We added fornette
      We added shady
      We added AB

      I’m sure by now y’all have to be tired of this same old routine, especially since the sky never falls.

      I get being overly negative when we go 4-12 with Jamie’s as our QBs, but this team has absolutely nothing but a bright future ahead.

    • JC5100

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      So like a I thought, you guys couldn’t do the math, because it’s impossible.

      Last year we had over $80M of cap space going into off-season. Not $28M with 3 of the best players unsigned

    • buc_boi

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      Did you not read my post?

      You restructure contracts like we did with mike evans, simple fix.

      No math needed

    • TBChucky

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      JPP is under contract for next year already.

      Priority of resignings: godwin>ab>lvd>jpp>shaq>suh

      Lvd really fell off late this year.

      Usually happens suddenly with LBs, unfortunately.

      I fear his best days are behind him.

      I see a lot of FAs giving Tampa a discount for a chance to play with the GOAT.

      • This reply was modified 3 months ago by DEBUCSOWN.

    • TBChucky

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      This. The grass isn’t going to be quite as green out there for FA’s this offseason. Couple that with Tom freakin Brady and no state income tax we might be surprised who stays cheap. Plus we’re now a playoff team, and possibly a contender. We’ll find out this weekend I suppose.

      A lot of teams are in the same dilemma. With the projected reduction in cap space for NFL teams, players salaries are going to take a salary hit. Teams will need to renegotiate contracts. Some teams like the Dallas Cowboys are in salary ca