Bucs Will Shell Out About $110 MillionAugust 7th, 2011
With what must be the highest paid offensive line in the NFL leading the way, Team Glazer will cut player payroll checks for about $110 million this season, so reports NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com.
Now Joe has yet to read the new labor agreement — nor does he ever intend to — but it seems this news means the Bucs are committed to spending close to the new salary cap even with relative peanuts being shelled out to their power trio: Josh Freeman, LeGarrette Blount and Mike Williams.
According to figures I just obtained, Tampa Bay’s current salary-cap figure is $108,086,940. That’s 88 percent of the $123 million salary cap. In other words, the Bucs have $14,857,394 in cap space.
Yasinskas went on to write that his data does not reflect Tim Crowder’s new contract.
Frankly, Joe doesn’t care all that much. Joe doesn’t aspire to be an accountant or a salary capologist, and Joe prefers to watch football rather than spreadsheet data. Considering the Bucs are under the cap, which means they can keep every player they want, there’s little intrigue here.
Regardless, cue the music in the comments below for those crazies who’ll craft 10 million+ reasons why Team Glazer hates their team.