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Buccaneers cap figure more than $116 million

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had $43 million in salary cap space entering free agency. That much is certain. But did the Bucs have a HIGHER cap figure than originally thought. In this article, Bucsblitz.com examines a little-known part of the NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement that is having an impact on this offseason.

The release of Kevin Carter and Greg Spires on Wednesday was a bit surprising to many observers. The Buccaneers were already $35 million under the cap. Did they really need that much more? With Carter and Spires gone, the Buccaneers had about $43 million to work with as they signed Saints C Jeff Faine, Chiefs DE Jimmy Wilkerson and Bears TE John Gilmore on the first two days of free agency. The...

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