In accordance with NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport, the Bucs have restructured the contract of defensive deal with Vita Vea. The transfer cleared $7.64 million in cap area. Extra strikes are coming from Tampa Bay, as they clear area to get underneath the cap for the brand new league yr. The Bucs can even want ample cap area as they try and re-sign a majority of their 25 free brokers.
The #Bucs restructured the 2022 base wage of NT Vita Vea, supply stated, creating $7.64M value of cap area.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2022
In early January, the Bucs signed Vea to an enormous, four-year contract extension. The hulking defensive deal with signed the $71 million contract earlier than the season ended, locking him up with the Bucs via the 2026 season. With this transfer, Vea’s base wage will go from $10.6 million to $1.12 million. The remaining $9.6 million will probably be prorated over the lifetime of the deal. Given how the cap is anticipated to extend over the subsequent couple of years, it’s not an enormous concern for the Bucs.
Extra strikes are coming. Tampa Bay must clear further cap area as free company formally opens on Wednesday. However on Monday at midday EST, gamers are free to barter with groups. The Bucs want further cap area as a way to re-sign a lot of their key free brokers. On the prime of their precedence listing is C Ryan Jensen, OG Alex Cappa, CB Carlton Davis, S Jordan Whitehead and RB Leonard Fournette.
The Bucs are presently $3.21 million over the cap. Count on a Shaq Barrett contract restructure and probably a Mike Evans’ extension to be amongst Tampa Bay’s subsequent strikes. And, hopefully, a Chris Godwin long-term contract that lowers his 2022 cap hit. Keep tuned.