Orlovsky will make $900,000 in base salary ($200,000 of that is guaranteed) and he’s also slated to collect a $100,000 roster bonus. That makes Orlovsky’s cap figure $1 million in 2012.
For those keeping score at home, the Bucs now have $15.82 million remaining in cap space. They’ve said they’ll continue to monitor free agency, but their focus is moving toward the NFL draft in late April. Still, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Bucs add another free agent or two. Don’t expect anything more like Vincent Jackson, Carl Nicks and Eric Wright, but you could see the Bucs add some depth at several positions.
In 2013, Orlovsky is scheduled to make $1.5 million in base salary and is not scheduled to receive any bonuses. The Bucs aren’t expected to re-sign previous backup quarterback Josh Johnson, who is an unrestricted free agent.