The Tampa Bay Buccaneers restructured the contract of TE Cameron Brate on Saturday, according to the NFL’s transactions list.
Greg Auman notes that $4 million of Brate’s $6 million salary in 2020 would have been guaranteed on Sunday.
Adam Caplan reports that Brate got incentives added to his deal in return for a lower salary. Caplan adds that the belief is Brate’s incentives are based on a certain catch total.
Brate, 28, signed on with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of Harvard back in 2014. He was on and off of their active roster during the first two years in the NFL and had a brief stint with the Saints before returning to the Buccaneers in 2015.
Tampa Bay signed Brate to a six-year, $41 million contract in 2018 that includes $18 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $6 million and $6.5 million over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2019, Brate appeared in all 16 games for the Buccaneers and caught 36 passes for 311 yards receiving and four touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 25 tight end out of 66 qualifying players.