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IDEXAN
03-14-2012, 10:35 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed former New Orleans Saints guard Carl Nicks to a five-year contract Wednesday, the team announced.

Sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the contract is worth $47.5 million, including $31 million guaranteed, making him the highest-paid guard in the league.
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7684603/busy-tampa-bay-buccaneers-add-carl-nicks-eric-wright-signing-vincent-jackson
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Remember when 31 M guaranteed was LT money ? Bye-bye Chris Myers.

Dutchrudder
03-14-2012, 10:50 AM
Remember when 31 M guaranteed was LT money ? Bye-bye Chris Myers.

That's 9.5 million a year average for THE best left guard in the league. Myers is no where near the best center in the league, but is an excellent one for ZBS teams. I don't think Myers will get more than 7 million a year, but even at 5 a year the Texans will have trouble fitting him under the cap. At this point, I would rather keep Brisiel on the cheap and find a new C in the draft.

Playoffs
03-14-2012, 10:57 AM
Way under the cap last year, Bucs are buying everything in 2012:

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Vincent Jackson deal in Tampa: 5 yrs, $55.55 million, including $26 million guaranteed, $36 million in 1st 3 yrs, $26 million in 1st 2 yrs.

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CB Eric Wright's deal with Tampa Bay: 5 years, $37.5 million, including $15.5 million guaranteed.

PapaL
03-14-2012, 10:58 AM
When did Dan Snyder buy the Bucs?

Doppelganger
03-14-2012, 11:06 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed former New Orleans Saints guard Carl Nicks to a five-year contract Wednesday, the team announced.

Sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the contract is worth $47.5 million, including $31 million guaranteed, making him the highest-paid guard in the league.
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7684603/busy-tampa-bay-buccaneers-add-carl-nicks-eric-wright-signing-vincent-jackson
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Remember when 31 M guaranteed was LT money ? Bye-bye Chris Myers.


Bucs are throwing wild money around, but I am not sure they are doing it wisely.

1. Bucs signed G Davin Joseph last year to a 7 years, $53 million contract.

2. They resigned G Jeremy Zuttah for 4 years, $16 million. That's a lot for a bench player.

3. WR Vincent Jackson: 5 years, $55.5M; $26M guaranteed. VERY bad contract for the Bucs. Jackson is a good player, yet has never caught more than 68 passes in a career. And that is with Phillip Rivers as a QB. How will he do without an elite QB? WAY too much.

texanhead08
03-14-2012, 12:25 PM
Bucs know this is the last year teams can be cheap next year teams have to spend at least 90% of the cap.

Vinny
03-14-2012, 02:36 PM
When did Dan Snyder buy the Bucs?
Bucs had tons of room under the cap...may as well get the best in the biz.

IDEXAN
03-14-2012, 02:41 PM
Myers is no where near the best center in the
That may be, but he still might end being the best paid center in the NFL before this free agency is over.

Dutchrudder
03-14-2012, 03:08 PM
That may be, but he still might end being the best paid center in the NFL before this free agency is over.

Nick Mangold is the top paid center in the league at 7.7m/yr average. No way does Myers get that at the age of 30. I think he gets about 5-6 mill a year over 5 years.