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Buccaneers | Two contracts restructured

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson and OG Carl Nicks restructured their contracts to free up about $18 million in 2013 salary cap space. Jackson got a $12.16 million roster bonus to push his cap figure for this year to $15.43 million. But his new base salary for 2013 will be $840,000 and his cap figure will drop to $3.472 million. Jackson had been scheduled to count $13 million toward the 2013 cap. The roster bonus will be pro-rated over the remainder of Jackson's contract. Nicks had an $11.785 million roster bonus and a cap figure of $15.436 million for this year. But Nicks' base salary for 2013 had been scheduled for $12.5 million, and it now drops to just $715,000. Nicks' cap figure for 2013 had been scheduled for $12.5 million, but it now drops to $3.072 million.

2012-12-28 09:09:10 | Source: ESPN.com - Pat Yasinskas

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