Bucs plan to use franchise tag on WR Bryant

Flush with salary-cap space, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to designate wide receiver Antonio Bryant their franchise player by Thursday.

The move means Bryant’s salary will go from $600,000 last season to at least $9.9 million, the franchise tender number. But it will limit Bryant from shopping his services to the highest bidder.

Now the Bucs have taken a wide receiver that would have drawn considerable interest off the free-agent market. Teams such as the Dolphins, Titans, 49ers and Seahawks will have to look elsewhere for receiving help.

Bryant isn’t going anywhere.

Guidelines: Fan feedback should be within the guidelines for the NFL community. These guidelines will be used to identify those comments that will be removed from display on the site. Please keep your comments relevant to the topic, not abusive or combatant towards other fans, and don’t share any personal details. Use the “Report” link to help keep the community at its best.

Comments may be no longer than 2000 characters and will post to the site shortly after submitting.

Powered by WordPress.com VIP | Subscribe (RSS)