Bucs Have Money To Spend

The Bucs have more than $20 million in room under the NFL’s projected 2013 salary cap and likely will create more through rolling over unused 2012 space and the expected release of cornerback Eric Wright ($7.75 million).

So, yeah, the Bucs can do a little something in free agency if they choose. But as you’ve probably read here and elsewhere, this year’s class of free agents – the signing period begins next month – isn’t scheduled to be as memorable as the 2012 class.

But the events of Wednesday and Tuesday in New York should serve as a reminder that the current group of free agents isn’t the final group.

The Giants this week released veteran running back Ahmad Bradshaw, linebacker Michael Boley and defensive lineman Chris Canty. All three were critical pieces of a team that won the Super Bowl after the 2011 season, but NFL financial constraints being what they are for some teams, the Giants had to make tough choices.

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