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NFL Salary Cap set at $155 million, Bucs have $50 million in space

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL salary cap has been set at $155.27 million, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.

With an $8 million carryover from 2015, and a spend of around $113 million (based on Over The Cap's numbers), this means the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have almost exactly $50 million to spend this offseason -- and that's before any potential cap cuts, with Bruce Carter's $4.25 million salary mostly likely to come off the books. If the Bucs really want, they can probably get to around $90 million in cap space by getting rid of pricy veterans -- but they've already indicated they're keeping most of those.

That gives the Bucs a ridiculous amount of spending room. As has been the case for years on end, they don't need to be particularly concerned about how much they're spending in free agency, nor that a player is asking just a little too much. That doesn't mean overpaying for players, but they won't be limited by their cap space -- unlike many other teams.