The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to be major players in free agency. They've been linked to Anthony Collins, Rodger Saffold, Dexter 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: T 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 market: Everson Griffen re-signs with the Vikings, Michael Bennett sticks with Seahawks, Sam Shields plays with Packers, D'Qwell Jackson comes to Colts, Greg Hardy hangs with Panthers, Brian Orakpo re-ups with Redskins.