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Report: Buccaneers, Donovan Smith reach an agreement on an extension

The team frees up more money.

NFC Championship - Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Green Bay Packers
Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates their 31 to 26 win over the Green Bay Packers with teammate Donovan Smith #76 during the NFC Championship game.
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to work their salary cap magic in efforts to free up more space. The latest rabbit pulled out of their hat is an extension for veteran left tackle Donovan Smith.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the two sides agreed on a two-year extension worth $31.8 million. He’ll be able to collect on his guaranteed money from 2019-2022.

The Athletic’s Greg Auman also reported the deal, which he says frees up over $10 million in cap space.

As of Wednesday morning, NFLPA records had the Bucs listed as having $5.4 million of cap space to work with. An additional $10 million can certainly help in their efforts in bringing back other players they are currently believed to be working with, like defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, wide receiver Antonio Brown, and running back Leonard Fournette.

As more details on the deal come in, we’ll be sure to provide them here on Bucs Nation.