NFC Notes: Buccaneers, Panthers, Saints

     

Buccaneers

  • The NFL and NFLPA are discussing a 2021 salary cap floor of $175 million, which is down from the $198.2 million this year. It’s possible that the figure could be pushed higher, depending on the revenue losses incurred by the league from the 2020 season.
  • Jason Fitzgerald of OverTheCap.com projects the Buccaneers to have $22,773,456 of cap space next year, assuming the cap is set at $175 million.
  • The Athletic’s Greg Auman writes the Buccaneers’ No. 4 running back will also likely return kicks. Though both T.J. Logan and seventh-round rookie Raymond Calais have experience as kick returners, Auman predicts Calais gets the job. 
  • Auman sees Buccaneers WRs Scotty Miller, Justin Watson and fifth-round rookie Tyler Johnson as roster locks in addition to the obvious candidates, leaving eight other receivers to battle for a potential sixth spot. 
  • With $800,000 of his 2020 salary guaranteed, Auman says Buccaneers’ TE Antony Auclair is likely looking at reprising his role as the No. 4 tight end this year. 
  • Auman predicts Buccaneers OT Josh Wells will secure the No. 4 tackle spot, with the other backup spots coming down to John Molchon and Aaron Stinnie.
  • Auman thinks the Buccaneers will carry six defensive linemen and the final two spots will include sixth-round rookie Khalil Davis and Jeremiah Ledbetter.
  • At outside linebacker, Auman notes the team could add a veteran to provide proven depth. As is, 2019 fourth-rounder Anthony Nelson and one of either Quinton Bell, Kahzin Daniels or rookie UDFA’s Cam Gill and Michael Divinity will round out the depth chart. 
  • Buccaneers LBs Jack Cichy, Noah Dawkins and seventh-round rookie Chapelle Russell are competing for one or two backup spots at inside linebacker, per Auman.  
  • Because of how much dime Buccaneers DC Todd Bowles uses on defense, Auman thinks Tampa Bay keeps 10 defensive backs. 
  • Buccaneers CB Ryan Smith is valuable on special teams, so Auman has him as the No. 4 corner, with former second-rounder M.J. Stewart, Mazzi Wilkins and undrafted rookie Parnell Motley fighting for the last spot. 
  • At safety, Auman writes veteran Andrew Adams has the lead for the fourth spot, with former UDFA S D’Cota Dixon edging out former second-round S Justin Evans because of health. 

Falcons

  • The NFL and NFLPA are discussing a 2021 salary cap floor of $175 million, which is down from the $198.2 million this year. It’s possible that the figure could be pushed higher, depending on the revenue losses incurred by the league from the 2020 season.
  • Jason Fitzgerald of OverTheCap.com projects the Eagles to have -$39,081,353 of cap space next year, assuming the cap is set at $175 million.

Saints

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