Here’s a look at what each player on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is set to earn this season. Note that the amounts listed are “cash” figures, or the actual dollars a player will receive. In some cases, the cash a player earns will differ from his salary cap charge. Why is that? When a player and his team agree to terms, he may receive a signing bonus, which is paid up front but for salary cap purposes is prorated over the life of the contract. Take, for example, the four-year, $14.8 million contract first-round pick Vita Vea signed in May. About $9 million of that is his signing bonus, and the rest will be base salaries. Only a quarter of that bonus, however, will count against the Bucs’ salary cap this season. So while Vea will earn $9.3 million in actual dollars, his cap hit will be only $2.7 million. Not all contracts are fully guaranteed. The Bucs could cut some of the players below at any time and have no further financial obligation. Mike Evans Age (as of … [Read more...] about NFL player salaries: How much will the 2018 Tampa Bay Buccaneers make?
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Jameis Winston will be entering his fourth NFL season in 2018 (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File) Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston confirmed Thursday that he has been suspended for the first three games of the 2018 NFL season for violating the league's personal conduct policy. The league had been investigating Winston since November, when a female Uber driver publicly accused him of groping her while she gave him a ride in Scottsdale, Ariz. The woman, known only as "Kate," told BuzzFeed News that Winston grabbed her crotch while they waited in a drive-thru line at a Mexican restaurant in March 2016. Winston initially issued a statement denying the driver's claims, claiming that she was confused about the identity of who was in the car with her. However, the NFL concluded that her story was "consistent and credible." In his statement Thursday, Winston apologized to the Uber driver "for the position I put you in. It is uncharacteristic of me and I genuinely … [Read more...] about Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston suspended for three games
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers believe they accomplished their major goals of upgrading the defensive line and a porous secondary through the draft after going 5-11 and missing the playoffs for the 10th consecutive season. The Buccaneers added more defensive pieces Saturday, taking Pitt safety Jordan Whitehead in the fourth round and Wisconsin linebacker Jack Cichy during the sixth. "Thirty-one teams passed up (taking me) so I've got a chip on my shoulder coming in already," Whitehead said. Cichy didn't play in 2017 because of a knee injury that occurred in preseason camp. "I feel great," he said. "I'm real close to 100 percent. I think by the time I get down there for minicamp and OTAs I'll be 100 percent." Tampa Bay used its first-round pick Thursday to take Washington defensive tackle Vita Vea 12th overall. He will be plugged into a revamped defensive line anchored by six-time Pro Bowl tackle Gerald McCoy and bolstered by last month's trade for pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul and the … [Read more...] about Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 2018 NFL Draft recap
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Memphis' Riley Ferguson goes undrafted, signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers Riley Ferguson goes undrafted but signs with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a free agent Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Evan Barnes, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Published 8:49 p.m. CT April 28, 2018 | Updated 9:26 p.m. CT April 28, 2018 CLOSE Riley Ferguson only did throwing drills at Memphis' Pro Day but he was happy to return and discuss his process heading into the NFL Draft Evan Barnes/The Commercial Appeal CONNECT TWEET … [Read more...] about Memphis’ Riley Ferguson goes undrafted, signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jack Cichy’s long road to recovery led to a sixth-round selection in the NFL Draft.The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected the former University of Wisconsin inside linebacker with the 202nd overall pick Saturday despite Cichy missing the last season and a half with injuries."I’m prepared for whatever’s going to happen,” Cichy said in March of his draft position. "I’m prepared to earn my way onto a 53-man roster any way I can, whatever it takes."Cichy missed the second half of the 2016 season with a torn pectoral muscle and then tore his anterior cruciate ligament last August. Before the injuries, Cichy had developed into one of the Badgers’ best defensive players.He surprised many by participating in agility drills during the Badgers’ Pro Day in March and posted impressive numbers, potentially easing concerns of his injury history.Cichy also played outside linebacker during his UW career and could play on the inside or outside in the NFL."I’ve … [Read more...] about Tampa Bay Buccaneers select former Badgers inside linebacker Jack Cichy in sixth round