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Buccaneers estimated to have $45-$53 million in 2016 cap space

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a lot of money to spend in free agency. A lot. Enough to sign three top-tier NFL free agents, if Spotrac can be believed. They believe the Bucs have around $53 million in cap space, based on an estimate of a 2016 NFL salary cap of $154 million, and some $9 million in carry-over cap space.

That estimate is a little higher than Over The Cap's, who give the Bucs some $45 million in 2016 cap space, based on an unadjusted NFL cap of $150 million. There are other small discrepancies between the two sites, and in my experience Over The Cap is slightly more reliable. But whether the Bucs have $40 million or $60 million in cap space, they'll be able to re-sign Doug Martin, Sterling Moore and Danny Lansanah, and still add a number of top-tier free agents -- if they wish.