The Bucs And Malik Jackson

March 8th, 2019

What’s he going to cost?

That’s the big question surrounding 29-year-old DE/DT Malik Jackson, who is about to be launched from the Jaguars roster as a salary cap casualty.

Jackson hasn’t missed a game since 2012. Joe likes that, and he’s been a beast for superior defenses with the Broncos and Jaguars.

His play tailed off a bit last year but it was ok. Joe can’t find anyone of note in Jacksonville who wants Jackson gone. But off he goes as soon as today, per various reports.

The 2017 Pro Bowler has played in 11 playoff games and owns a Super Bowl ring. He’s thrived in various defenses and would be a hell of a pickup for the Bucs on a one-year deal, if that’s what his market is. Jackson could play 3-technique if the Bucs traded Gerald McCoy, for example.

Could he be had for $8 million this year, versus McCoy’s $13 million? Could the Bucs sign him draft a rookie defensive tackle or end, and then launch Will Gholston and McCoy to save salary?

The free agency dinner bell rings Wednesday, with the wild negotiating period starting on Monday.

15 Responses to “The Bucs And Malik Jackson”

  1. SammyRebel Says:

    Joe when are they gonna start cutting these guys?

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I think we can get GMC restructured to about $10… the savings won’t be that mush with Malik.

  3. bucs4ya Says:

    Joe thank you for finally mentioning getting rid of Gholston. As much as I’m for trading McCoy and finding some big nasties (as my coach use to say) in his place. I’m definitely for getting rid of money stealing no impact having Gholston. Seems he’s flying under the radar when fans talk about things we should do to save money. Maybe since he’s done nothing for years they forget he’s on the team.

  4. TOM Says:

    JOE, like how you think. I think Gholston should have been one of the first cap casualty’s.

  5. FlBoy84 Says:

    Still plenty of moves for the Bucs to make to free up salary. Really intrigued by the available S market, as evidently Tashaun Gipson just got added to it as well.

  6. StoutGospel Says:

    TJ Lang got cut loose in Detroit, and man, prior to his 2 years there, he was a total stud at RG for the Packers!! Aaron even complained when the prior GM Thompson didn’t try to spend to keep Lang in Green Bay.

    I wonder if he’s fully healthy, and it sounds like he was mostly cut for cap reasons, his contract.

    I think we should definitely have Lang in for a physical. He was a stud in GB!

    Get to work Licht!

    Go Bucs!

  7. StoutGospel Says:

    Like call Lang’s agent NOW Licht…released so he can visit for a physical right away, doesn’t have to wait till Wednesday!

    Get to work Licht!

    Go Bucs! Land Quinnen!

  8. SOEbuc Says:

    OMFG Joe. Just read on BA is hiring a full-time woman coach. Am no where near sexist, but REALLY don’t understand this. Said the other only full-time woman coach is with the 49’s (if you can see what I’m getting at). They are begging for a sexual harassment suit. “Locker room talk” (if you understand what I’m getting at) can get players and coaches in trouble. Once again. No where near sexist, but women don’t belong in the NFL with a bunch of physically powerful, testerone raging MEN. BA and Licht continue to what I think are bad decisions so far. We’ll see. Maybe she becomes interum HC and wins a SB for us.

  9. Jeffbuc Says:

    Man all the joe bucs fan people that were crying we didn’t get Quinn or Vernon last year and the year before. I think we ended up with the best defensive end available by trade or free agency last year. . Quinn was released by the dolphins after one year. And Vernon was just traded for a guard. I wouldn’t mind going after Quinn now he should be available at a reasonable price since he was given up on by two teams in one year. He might have a fire burning now that he has to really show out this season or he won’t see another pay day. If we could get him for around 6 million a year then draft white from LSU that would be a great linebacker and defensive line for us. We could restructure McCoy to about 7-8 million to be able to sign Quinn. See if McCoy is really a team player. I think a line of jpp Quinn vea McCoy and Nassib. And are linebackers would really put some fear into some teams. And I wouldn’t mind going after Houston who was released by the chiefs. I thought he was like 35 for how people talked about him. Didn’t realize he was only 30 and had a 20 sack season only a couple years ago. A one year prove it deal with him wouldn’t be a bad idea either. If we pick up one of them then we can trade back and acquire more picks still probaly get white. And then find a guard and defensive end in round 2 with are additional pick there. And go runningback round three. And defensive tackle round four. Defensive end round 5 and linebacker round 5 with are extra pick we get in trade. Then go after a speedy receiver or corner to be are kick returner special team ace.

  10. Old Sombrero Kid Says:

    ^^^^^^ what he said

  11. Miketb19 Says:

    I swear to Christ on a Cross if Licht doesn’t start cutting or trading some people here to get us some cap room like what Jacksonville did earlier today we need to get the pitch forks and go angry mob on his ass outside One Buc Place until he makes a move to actually make this roster a little better

  12. Stanglassman Says:

    I missed the news that McCoy said he would take a 23% pay cut, from 13 to 10m. I thought asking players to take a pay cut was against Licht’s M.O..

    I wonder if all the fans that get up in arms when a player who holds out for more when they exceeded their contract expectations will equally not stand for asking GMC to play for less. They signed the contract, right?

  13. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    AB going to the Raiders

  14. Stanglassman Says:

    SOE-That’s an old argument. The same thing they said about women working in factories, construction, military and sports reporting. I’m hoping like hell the joke is on me and you are kidding. BA also had a female LBer coach in AZ.

  15. TOM Says:

    Gholston sucks. Should have been cut last year. Thanks Licht. I saw D. Smith laughing all the way to the bank. Thanks again Licht. (Loser)