The Buccaneers currently have $16 million worth of salary cap room, and that’s even after acquiring Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis and paying him $16 million in 2013. Tampa Bay has approximately $3.7 million allocated for the rookie salary pool. That leaves the Bucs with just over $12 million worth of salary cap room, and the team has plans for some of that cap space. Contract extension talks with Bucs wide receiver Mike Williams are expected to resume soon, according to his agent, Hadley Englehard. Williams’ representative told PewterReport.com that Mark Dominik asked for talks to be postponed until after the draft so that the Bucs general manager could focus on adding more talent from the college ranks and trading for Revis. Williams, who is entering a contract year, has outperformed his rookie contract, and both sides appear eager to get a deal done. Williams has mentioned on Twitter that he wants Tampa Bay to make him a Buc for life. The 6-foot-2, 212-pound receiver had a bounce-back year in 2012 with the arrival of free agent import Vincent Jackson, catching 63 passes for a career-high 996 yards and a team-leading nine touchdowns while playing opposite the Pro Bowl wide receiver. Williams had a career-best three 100-yard receiving games in 2012, including a career-high seven catches for 132-yard performance in which he had a 61-yard touchdown in a 28-13 loss to St. Louis. The Syracuse product entered the 2012 campaign with just three catches of at least 40 yards or more and recorded six games in which he had a catch of at least 40 yards, including three receptions of over 60 yards. But Williams showed off his big-play ability with a career-high 65-yard catch in a 24-22 loss to Washington, and then came back in the next game and had a 62-yard touchdown catch to give Tampa Bay a 7-0 lead in a 38-10 victory over Kansas City.
Bucs’ Focus Will Shift To Extending Williams’ Contract
Pewter Report | May 2