The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a lot of pending free agents and this time around, they won’t be able to keep them all. Some of the biggest names for the Bucs that we could see walk out the door are Lavonte David, Mike Edwards, Jamel Dean, Sean Murphy-Bunting, and Keanu Neal.
While there will be some players returning - and new players coming in - this is an opportunity for the Bucs to hit “reset” on the spending spree from the last three seasons and start to put pieces around a still very talented core of players that can have them right back in contention over the next few seasons. That doesn’t mean there won’t be a few lumps along the way.
While free agency and the new league year doesn’t officially begin until Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. ET, teams and players can begin negotiating contracts Monday at noon that can or will be signed beginning Wednesday. To keep up with the latest news regarding the Bucs and their NFC South rivals, follow the threat below;
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#Bucs re-signing OG Aaron Stinnie to a one-year deal worth up to $2.5 million, per source.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 14, 2023
Source: Kaleb McGary is signing back with the Falcons on a 3 year $34.5M deal.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2023
Veteran free-agent QB Andy Dalton is expected to reach agreement on a two-year, $10 million deal that includes $8 million fully guaranteed with the Carolina Panthers, per source. Contract max value is $17 million. pic.twitter.com/GCBhqpQ0H8— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2023
It's a late-round pick swap, a 6th rounder for a 7th rounder, in the trade of Shaq Mason. https://t.co/MHlxteQhE9— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2023
Source: The #Steelers are signing Pro Bowl CB Patrick Peterson. A surprise! A perennial star headed to a historic franchise to beef up their back end.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2023
The #Giants agreed to terms with veteran DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches, per sources.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 13, 2023
Bucs' Rakeem Nunez-Roches, a free agent, on Instagram: "Thank you Tampa Bay for everything and everyone that supported my family and I while we've been in Tampa! It's been real, 4eva love, signing out -- Nacho."— Greg Auman (@gregauman) March 13, 2023
Former 49ers’ QB Jimmy Garoppolo is signing with the Las Vegas Raiders, per @diannaESPN and me. Garoppolo played for Raiders’ HC Josh McDaniels in New England and they now reunite in Las Vegas.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2023
Former Saints DT Shy Tuttle reached agreement with the Panthers on a three-year, $19.5 million deal that includes $13 million guaranteed at signing, per source. Deal confirmed and negotiated by Drew Rosenhaus and Kyle Lincoln.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2023
The #Bucs are pursuing QB Baker Mayfield, but several other teams also have expressed interest in the former No. 1 overall pick, per sources. A lot of moving parts in the QB market an hour into the negotiating window.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 13, 2023
The #Bucs plan to release veteran guard Shaq Mason if they can't trade him in the coming days, per source. Mason is due $8.5 million in the last year of his deal.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 13, 2023
#Falcons have agreed to terms with DT David Onyemata, source says. Reunites with defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 13, 2023
The #Bucs are exploring trade possibilities with guard Shaq Mason, per sources. With a $9.6M cap hit, Mason could become a cap casualty for the cap-strapped Bucs. A quality guard appears ready to enter the market.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 13, 2023
I spoke with #Bucs LB Lavonte David as the NFL's negotiating window is now open.— JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 13, 2023
David is pretty relaxed and in great spirits.
“I’m just sitting back and waiting to see what calls come in and where the best fit is," David told me.
Chargers’ RB Austin Ekeler is requesting permission to speak with other teams about a potential trade after preliminary talks with the team aimed at a contract extension did not progress, his agent Cameron Weiss told ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2023
The Tampa Bay Bucs have shown interest in both QB Baker Mayfield and Jacoby Brissett, per sources.— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 13, 2023
The #Falcons and OG Chris Lindstrom have reached an agreement on a mega-extension, per source. One of league's best guards will stay put.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 13, 2023
Good piece here. He has Jamel Dean going to the Patriots and Lavonte David to the Raiders. However if David leaves, I would think it would be to try and win a ring and Las Vegas doesn’t seem ready to do that in the AFC West. https://t.co/GUxKvbg4tn— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) March 13, 2023