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    BJ Askew about to strike it big $$

    POSTED 5:28 p.m. EST, March 5, 2008

    BUCS PLAN TO SPEND THEIR MONEY

    With $44 million in cap room entering free agency the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a plan.
    Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times reports that the team plans to spend a chunk of that money on contract extensions for fullback B.J. Askew, cornerback Philip Buchanon, defensive tackle Jovan Haye, running back Earnest Graham, and possibly safety Jermaine Phillips.

    "One of the reasons you want to get some room under the salary cap is so you can extend your own players into the future," G.M. Bruce Allen told the Times. "We've had some dialogue with some of those players and we'll continue to do that.

    "Our cap situation allows us the ability to not only [extend contracts], but also look at the possibility of trading for some players who might have huge cap numbers for some other teams.

    "Sometimes, we not only look at an unrestricted free agent list, but we look at team's rosters and try to pinpoint players, whether they be on their practice squad or street free agents. Any way we can try and improve the team we will. And we do have the flexibility to look at all avenues right now."

    One way or another, the Bucs will spend this year at least $28 million of that 2008 cap space. The CBA requires them to do so in order to meet the mandatory salary floor.

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    Askew made the pro-bowl last year for the Bucs.

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    BJ is like Chad Morton when he was here. Always dreaming about a bigger role, believing they could be a feature back. They're a little discontented and then do jack at their next stop and finally embrace their mediocrity.

    Who the hell is TB going to spend 28 mill on? Probably accelerate a lot of the current rosters salaries like Mike T did last year with all of our cap room.

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    y the **** did we let him go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenguin View Post
    y the **** did we let him go.
    because he sucked ass

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    Askew was one of my favorites coming out of college (huge Michigan fan). I always thought he could become a very important part of the Jets O... but was never utilized the right way IMO. He could certainly have a quality career.

    I hope nothing but the best for him unless he is playing the Jets that week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn3158 View Post
    POSTED 5:28 p.m. EST, March 5, 2008

    BUCS PLAN TO SPEND THEIR MONEY

    With $44 million in cap room entering free agency the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a plan.
    Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times reports that the team plans to spend a chunk of that money on contract extensions for fullback B.J. Askew, cornerback Philip Buchanon, defensive tackle Jovan Haye, running back Earnest Graham, and possibly safety Jermaine Phillips.

    "One of the reasons you want to get some room under the salary cap is so you can extend your own players into the future," G.M. Bruce Allen told the Times. "We've had some dialogue with some of those players and we'll continue to do that.

    "Our cap situation allows us the ability to not only [extend contracts], but also look at the possibility of trading for some players who might have huge cap numbers for some other teams.

    "Sometimes, we not only look at an unrestricted free agent list, but we look at team's rosters and try to pinpoint players, whether they be on their practice squad or street free agents. Any way we can try and improve the team we will. And we do have the flexibility to look at all avenues right now."

    One way or another, the Bucs will spend this year at least $28 million of that 2008 cap space. The CBA requires them to do so in order to meet the mandatory salary floor.
    Did nobody else notice the 800 pound gorilla in the room?

    Hint==Tampa 2 defense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Rhodes View Post
    Did nobody else notice the 800 pound gorilla in the room?

    Hint==Tampa 2 defense?
    Indeed. I think we'll be fine with the DRob situation. I used to feel that the Jets had ZERO leverage considering he has to renegotiate. BUT, considering that there will be lots of teams with over 20 mil to spend, and he's a great fit for almost any Tampa 2, he is actually tradable. I'm still very happy with a 4th and 5th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Rhodes View Post
    Did nobody else notice the 800 pound gorilla in the room?

    Hint==Tampa 2 defense?

    nice catch. we're in good shape with D-Rob -- not only do we have just enough cap room to keep him for a while (especially if we trade down from #6), but there are quite a few teams around the league that could use a DT with his skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Rhodes View Post
    Did nobody else notice the 800 pound gorilla in the room?

    Hint==Tampa 2 defense?
    Its more like a 305 pound gorilla but yes, good pickup If he was 800 pounds we wouldn't be trading him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn3158 View Post
    POSTED 5:28 p.m. EST, March 5, 2008

    BUCS PLAN TO SPEND THEIR MONEY

    With $44 million in cap room entering free agency the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a plan.
    Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times reports that the team plans to spend a chunk of that money on contract extensions for fullback B.J. Askew, cornerback Philip Buchanon, defensive tackle Jovan Haye, running back Earnest Graham, and possibly safety Jermaine Phillips.

    "One of the reasons you want to get some room under the salary cap is so you can extend your own players into the future," G.M. Bruce Allen told the Times. "We've had some dialogue with some of those players and we'll continue to do that.

    "Our cap situation allows us the ability to not only [extend contracts], but also I look at the possibility of trading for some players who might have huge cap numbers for some other teams.
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    "Sometimes, we not only look at an unrestricted free agent list, but we look at team's rosters and try to pinpoint players, whether they be on their practice squad or street free agents. Any way we can try and improve the team we will. And we do have the flexibility to look at all avenues right now."

    One way or another, the Bucs will spend this year at least $28 million of that 2008 cap space. The CBA requires them to do so in order to meet the mandatory salary floor.

    Do they need a 26 year old DT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Rhodes View Post
    Did nobody else notice the 800 pound gorilla in the room?

    Hint==Tampa 2 defense?
    800 Pounds? I wish. Now that'd be a Nose Tackle.

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