Bucs closer to salary cap than you think

TAMPA, Fla. -- For all those who are claiming the Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren’t spending any money, I’ve got some news for you.

According to figures I just obtained, Tampa Bay’s current salary-cap figure is $108,086,940. That’s 88 percent of the $123 million salary cap. In other words, the Bucs have $14,857,394 in cap space.

Also, those numbers don’t reflect whatever contract defensive end Tim Crowder agreed to because that deal hasn’t been fully processed yet. Here’s a rundown of the team's leaders in terms of salary-cap figures. You've got to assume Crowder's deal puts the Bucs right around 90 percent.