Free agency primer for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

NFL free agency starts today, and we have all you need to know about free agency and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in one spot.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to be major players in free agency. They've been linked to Anthony Collins, Rodger SaffoldDexter McCluster, Michael Johnson and Josh McCown. In addition, the team is expected to release Darrelle Revis, has already released Davin Joseph and could see more cap-saving moves over the next couple of days.

Despite general manager Jason Licht's insistence that they would seek value in free agency and build through the draft, the Bucs are not willing to wait to develop a winning team. For the third straight year the Bucs are set to spend big in free agency.

Salary cap space: Approximately $24 million

Needs: Defensive end, offensive guard, cornerback, wide receiver, tight end, quarterback

Bucs' key free agents: LB Dekoda Watson, WR Tiquan Underwood, FB Erik Lorig, C Ted Larsen, CB Danny Gorrer

Possible salary cap cuts: T Donald Penn, P Michael Koenen, CB Darrelle Revis

Rumored free agents: Anthony Collins, G/T Rodger Saffold, WR/PR Dexter McCluster, DE Michael Johnson and QB Josh McCown.

Free agency starts: 4:00 PM ET, today.

Big names off the marketEverson Griffen re-signs with the VikingsMichael Bennett sticks with SeahawksSam Shields plays with PackersD'Qwell Jackson comes to ColtsGreg Hardy hangs with PanthersBrian Orakpo re-ups with Redskins.

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