The New Orleans Saints seem to be moving away from RB Mark Ingram with the signing of RB Latavius Murray.
Jenn Laine of ESPN reports that even though there are interested teams in the mix, the Buccaneers aren’t one of them.
So far, I'm told that the Ravens, Lions and Packers are in the mix for running back Mark Ingram. The Bucs are not at this time.
— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) March 12, 2019
The Ravens, who have also been connected to Le’veon Bell, Lions, and Packers all make sense. As they are all teams in need of a strong running game.
Some in Tampa Bay would suggest that the Bucs are in the situation as well. The problem is the Bucs have very limited cap space.
They currently have $10.92 million in cap space, and need to save roughly $9 million for this year’s draft picks.
Simply put the Bucs have less than $2 million to spend in free agency as it stands. Which won’t be enough to sign any player of note. Especially when you consider Mark Ingram.
It was previously reported by Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times that the Bucs could move on from players like long-time DT Gerald McCoy. He is slated to make $13 million in non-guaranteed money.
The Bucs could clear cap space by releasing Beau Allen and Mitch Unrein. Which could occur tomorrow, before the official start of free agency.
If not expect the Bucs to hold tight in free agency this season.
Stay tuned to BucsReport.com as more free agency news becomes available.