The Bucs Have Technically Broken The Rules
In the case of the Buccaneers and free agent defensive end Michael Johnson, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that theyve already agreed to a five-year, $43.75 million deal, with $24 million guaranteed. The deal cant be announced until free agency officially opens in five hours, but that doesnt stop the two sides from having an understanding.
If the Bucs have already come to an agreement with a free agent, theyve technically broken the rules. But the rules just arent realistic. The whole point of team executives and agents talking right now is to try to reach an agreement on a contract.
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