The Bucs are wasting no time with free agency.
First they signed Jeff Faine, a very average center who had played for the Saints, and gave him 37.5mil over 6 years, with 15mil guaranteed (Per Schefter of NFLN and Jason Cole of Yahoo).
Earlier there was word from the PewterReport.com that they’ll be hosting visits today from 49ers DE Marquis Douglas, and Vikings odd-man-out RB Mewelde Moore.
Now the latest is from Alex Marvez of FOXsports, who has them pegged for a visit from Devery Henderson.
At this point I’m starting to wonder if the amount of money they’re willing to spend may be a reason for the lack of word on Moss. Garcia to Moss isn’t sexy, but Tampa is a perennial contender and the only reason Moss would hold out on NE would be big money. There aren’t that many teams with that kind of spending power.
Prior to the Faine signing the Bucs were $44 million under the cap. Interesting note, they MUST spend about $16mil in order to hit the salary minimum.
UPDATE: (from KFFL)
Danny O’Neill, of The Seattle Times, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will meet with free-agent LB Niko Koutouvides (Seahawks) Friday, Feb. 29.