Bucs Carry Over $8 Million From 2015 Cap

February 25th, 2016


More money available for Team Glazer to spend when the free agency dinner bell rings in 13 short days!

The big bucks your beloved Buccaneers are carrying over to their 2016 salary cap is $7,987-748, per the NFL Players Association.

That means the Bucs likely are looking at north of $60 million to buy players.

Three NFL teams did not carry over cap space,the Rams, Broncos and Saints. The Falcons and Panthers carried over just under $4 million each.

21 Responses to “Bucs Carry Over $8 Million From 2015 Cap”

  1. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Mario William$ and Greg Hardy on the same Defensive line…….oh yeah!

  2. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Muahamed Wilkerson and Olivier Vernon on the same defensive line…oh yeah

  3. GhostofSchiano Says:

    No good reason whatsoever to not obtain at least one marquee defensive end that can and will produce in 2016. The bucs have more than enough money, there is a plethora of talent, Licht has proven he is a good judge of talent, No reason we do not improve in the one position we have lacked for over a decade now.

  4. Pickgrin Says:

    Whatever the over the cap # is – subtract about $25-28M for Rookie contracts and to pay the current Buc free agents they want to stay. (including Doug Martin).

    Still – $30M+ in pure spending $ is a good bit. That will afford at least 1 or 2 premium players (if they will come here) as well as a handful of other starter upgrades/role players to increase the talent level at 1Buc.

  5. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    NO GREG HARDY. This guy is a CANCER. I don’t care if he’s the second coming of Simeon Rice he is a disaster as a human being. A true piece of filth and does not even deserve to be in the league.

    Look at how he handled his second chance with the ‘Boys!! He was a jerk to the fans, to his teammates.

    Again I swear some of you would take the head of ISIS if he could rush the passer. There are plenty of talented people without Hardy’s baggage. Who the f needs him. Von Miller is an awesome pass rusher and an awesome human being.

  6. Armybucsfan Says:

    Von Miller will be getting a HUGE CONTRACT!!! Greg hardy won’t !! And yes I would take the devil himself if we could put some fear in opposing quarterbacks. We haven’t had that since rice!!!!!

  7. salish_seamonster Says:

    If Greg Hardy was worth the headaches, Dallas wouldn’t let him walk.

  8. Bucsfanman Says:

    I’m with SPBF on this one. NO TO HARDY! My god, there are plenty of other talented players to be had with a fraction of the baggage this guy has.
    Wait! I take that back, we can trade for Donte Fowler, sign Greg Hardy and Pacman Jones, acquire Justin Blackmon and have Michael Pittman drive them around is his Hummer!

  9. Bob in Valrico Says:

    heres hoping cooler heads will prevail.If there is any belichek influence left in Licht he will not let Hardy on team.
    I have seen posts wanting to pay JPP up to 10 mil when I think he will have trouble wrapping up QB and playing off of O lineman with injury to his hand.
    great motor but if sack totals approach even 75 % of previous totals it would be a tremendous accomplishment for him.
    I would rather see a stud DE from the draft than anymore Johnson wannabe’s

  10. GhostofTedford Says:

    Chris Long, Olivier Vernon, Jacques Smith, Will Gholston. That will be our DE’s in 2016. Write it down, I will be happy to remindd JOE of this prediction in 6 plus months from now.

  11. biff barker Says:

    Hardy’s just not worth the aggravation. I’m not sure Long has much gas left in the tank.

    Oliver Vernon seems to have the most upside given he’s young. But I wouldn’t at all be opposed to seeing Super Mario in Pewter.

  12. Buc-M Says:

    Strong cancerous personalities will destroy a locker room (Hardy, Winslow) without a lot of strong good personalities present.( Talib with V miller,Wolf, Manning in same room) This team seems to have a good locker room, Jason L. did a good job with that. There is good talent available through draft and select FA’s, don’t sell your souls. Bucs need to build a NE Rats team ( and I hate those cheaters!)not a Gruden team that wins one super Bowl and gone for how many crappy years after?

  13. CL Bucs Says:

    Olivier Vernon and Mario Williams!! Let’s go after them! Or sign one and draft Noah Spence

  14. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Mario Williams ain’t leaving his team..he has even said he is willing to take a pay cut to stay..he won’t be wearing pewter and red…sadly it’s not happening..

  15. BucGator Says:


    Do you know the minimum we have to spend per the CBA?

  16. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    Sign Vernon or Wilkerson, if he somehow makes it out of NY, and draft Carl Nassib and move on to the other positions we need to fill. Like CB, S, RT, LG, WR, and RB.

  17. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    Draft Hargreaves in the 1st. Tyler Boyd in the 2nd. Carl Nassib in the 3rd.

    Sign Vernon, Tashaun Gipson Safety Clev, Marvin Jones WR Cin, Nick Fairley DT LA Rams, Rolando McClain Sam LB Dallas, and a veteran CB like William Gay to help mentor Banks and hopefully Hargreaves.

    A lineup with Banks, Verner, Hargreaves, and Gay would be able to stop just about every passing team in the league, most of the time. And none of them would be making serious cash. Banks and Hargreaves would be on rookie deals, Gay is cheap, and Verner is only making around 6-7 million I think. Under 20 million for 4 really good CBs.

    Our WRs would be Evans, Jones, VJax, and Boyd. Couldn’t ask for better talent to build around Jameis.

    McClain would make a great Sam LB to pair with David and Kwon. Might be the most athletic LB combo in the league.

    Starting D Line would be Vernor LE, Nassib or Smith at RE, McCoy and Fairley at DT. Enough said.

    Starting secondary would be Banks, Hargreaves, Gipson, and still open for the other Safety. I would play McDougle personally.

    Our team would be playoff bound for sure and possibly Superbowl bound. I hope we can manage this or something similar to this and truly put our team over the top.

  18. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Hardy isn’t worth the money. He couldn’t beat our Rookie LT last season. Hardy didnt even get a tackle against Donovan Smith.

  19. SOEbuc Says:

    Olivier Vernon please!! I feel that gives us more room to go BPA in the first. NOOO greg hardy!! When Jerry Jones calls you a a$$hole, you gotta know thats bad

  20. Bear the Bucs Says:

    I wouldn’t mind a couple of FAST FA wide receivers. Let’s bring on the competition for ol’ slippery hands.

  21. godzilla13 Says:


    Jacquies Smith – Gerold McCoy – Akeem Spence – George Johnson

    Get used to it…