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TAMPA, Fla. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have restructured their contract with quarterback Tom Brady, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday.
The move frees up $ 9 million in salary cap at a time when the Bucs could certainly use it. Prior to the move, the Bucs had just under $ 4.4 million in cap room, the sixth-lowest in the league.
Tight-end Rob Gronkowski remains a free agent and has not committed to playing next season. Defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh also remains unsigned, though the feeling has been that the Bucs would like to go younger on the post as he is 35 years old.
The Bucs will also need about $ 3 million to sign their 2022 draft picks.
Last low season, Brady and Bucs agreed to extend his contract by one year of salary cap purposes, saving the team $ 19 million. With this move, however, Brady still stands to become an unlimited free agent by 2023.