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UPDATED: Buccaneers Transfer Some Of Evans’ Salary To Bonus

The Buccaneers transferred some of Mike Evans’ basse salary to a roster bonus

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reallocated $3-million dollars of Mike Evans’ base salary into a roster bonus per ESPN’s Field Yates.

There is a conflicting report as to what this actually does for the Bucs in terms of cap space. According to Yates, it freed some money up. According to Pewter Report, it effectively did nothing;

The Bucs are certainly in need of some cap space, as they don’t currently have enough to even sign their incoming rookie class. However, that money doesn’t need to be there for a few more months yet. It’s a little puzzling as to why the Bucs would make a move like this is it wasn’t going to give them any cap relief, but we’ll learn more as the details continue to emerge.

As for freeing up significant cap space, all eyes are currently on Gerald McCoy and his $13-million dollar salary due in 2019 and the $37-million he’s owed over the next three seasons.