Free Agency Tracker: Bucs' Potential 2020 Free Agents

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At his final press conference of the 2019 season, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians spoke of his hope that the team could get a new contract in place with NFL sack king Shaquil Barrett, who is currently scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March. But Arians also knew that a deal for Barrett wasn't the only important roster work looming for the Buccaneers.

"We've got some very important free agents that I think want to be here and we'll have a lot of long, hard discussions this week – Jason [Licht], myself, the owners – and see what we can iron out because I want to keep this defense together," said Arians.

Barrett is one of four outside linebackers currently on the Bucs' roster whose contract expires at the end of the 2019 league year on March 18. That list also includes Tampa Bay's starting quarterback, its leading receiver over the last month of the season, it's starting right tackle for most of the last decade and one of the main forces in its league-leading run defense.

The Buccaneers have 19 players who could become unrestricted free agents in March, plus one who is set for restricted free agency and four who would be exclusive rights free agents. Here's the full list:

Unrestricted Free Agents*

  • OLB Sam Acho
  • S Andrew Adams
  • DL Beau Allen
  • RB Peyton Barber
  • OLB Shaquil Barrett
  • T Demar Dotson
  • QB Blaine Gabbert
  • T Jerald Hawkins
  • ILB Kevin Minter
  • OLB Carl Nassib
  • DL Rakeem Nunez-Roches
  • WR Breshad Perriman
  • OLB Jason Pierre-Paul
  • CB Ryan Smith
  • S Darian Stewart
  • DL Ndamukong Suh
  • G Earl Watford
  • T Josh Wells
  • QB Jameis Winston

Restricted Free Agents*

  • TE Antony Auclair

Exclusive Rights Free Agents*

  • TE Tanner Hudson
  • G Mike Liedtke
  • WR Bryant Mitchell
  • S Orion Stewart

* Unrestricted free agents are players who have four or more accrued seasons of free agency credit when their contracts expires. They are free to negotiate and sign with other teams unless they receiver a franchise tag. Restricted free agents are players with three accrued seasons when their contracts expire, if they receive a qualifying offer from their original team. They become free agents if they do not receive an offer. They can negotiate and sign with other teams but the original team has the right to match or receive compensation if they do not. Exclusive rights free agents are players with two or fewer accrued seasons. If they receive a qualifying offer they can only negotiate with their current teams.

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