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The Buccaneers will spend more than $200M in 2019. Here are the highest-paid players.

Four of Tampa Bay’s 11 highest-paid players are offensive linemen.
Ndamukong Suh is the third-highest paid player on the Bucs defense, after Jason Pierre-Paul and Lavonte David. [CHRIS O'MEARA | Associated Press]
Published Jul. 11
Updated Jul. 11

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on track to spend like they never have before. Once they sign first-round draft pick Devin White, they’ll have committed about $215 million in cash to their 2019 roster.

Along with White, Jameis Winston, Mike Evans, Jason Pierre-Paul and Ali Marpet will be the highest earners. The full breakdown is below.

Note that the amounts listed are “cash” figures, or the actual dollars a player will receive. In some cases, the “cash” a player earns will differ from his “salary cap hit.” Take, for instance, Evans’ contract. He’ll earn $20 million this season in cash, but his cap hit will be only $16.8 million. Basically, it’s creative accounting. He’s getting a $13 million base salary, a $3 million roster bonus and a $4 million signing bonus. That signing bonus can be paid immediately but for cap purposes is prorated over the life of the contract, which in Evans’ case is five years. He gets the same amount, but Tampa Bay gains a little cap space.

Not all contracts are fully guaranteed. The Bucs could cut some of the players below at any time and have no further financial obligation.

Jameis Winston

[TAILYR IRVINE | Times]

Age (as of Dec. 31, 2019): 25

Position: Quarterback

2019 cash: $20,922,000

Mike Evans

[MONICA HERNDON | Times]

Age: 26

Position: Receiver

2019 cash: $20,000,000

Devin White

[MONICA HERNDON | Times]

Age: 21

Position: Inside linebacker

2019 cash: $19,700,000 (projected)

Jason Pierre-Paul

[MONICA HERNDON | Times]

Age: 30

Position: Outside linebacker

2019 cash: $14,900,000

Ali Marpet

[MONICA HERNDON | Times]

Age: 26

Position: Guard

2019 cash: $10,625,000

Ryan Jensen

[MONICA HERNDON | Times]

Age: 28

Position: Center

2019 cash: $10,000,000

Lavonte David

[JIM DAMASKE | Times]

Age: 29

Position: Inside linebacker

2019 cash: $9,750,000

Ndamukong Suh

[MONICA HERNDON | Times]

Age: 32

Position: Defensive tackle

2019 cash: $9,250,000

Donovan Smith

[MONICA HERNDON | Times]

Age: 26

Position: Offensive tackle

2019 cash: $7,500,000

Cameron Brate

[MONICA HERNDON | Times]

Age: 28

Position: Tight end

2019 cash: $7,000,000

Demar Dotson

Age: 34

Position: Offensive tackle

2019 cash: $4,803,125

Shaquil Barrett

Age: 27

Position: Outside linebacker

2019 cash: $4,000,000

Beau Allen

Age: 28

Position: Defensive lineman

2019 cash: $4,000,000

Breshad Perriman

[CHRIS O'MEARA | Associated Press]

Age: 26

Position: Receiver

2019 cash: $4,000,000

Sean Murphy-Bunting

Age: 22

Position: Cornerback

2019 cash: $3,879,369

William Gholston

Age: 28

Position: Defensive lineman

2019 cash: $3,750,000

Bradley Pinion

Age: 25

Position: Punter

2019 cash: $2,600,000

Deone Bucannon

[RICK SCUTERI | Associated Press]

Age: 27

Position: Linebacker/safety

2019 cash: $2,500,000

Vernon Hargreaves

Age: 24

Position: Cornerback

2019 cash: $2,383,317

Peyton Barber

Age: 25

Position: Running back

2019 cash: $2,125,000

Caleb Benenoch

Age: 25

Position: Running back

2019 cash: $2,025,000

Carl Nassib

[MONICA HERNDON | Times]

Age: 26

Position: Outside linebacker

2019 cash: $2,025,000

Evan Smith

Age: 33

Position: Center/guard

2019 cash: $2,000,000

Blaine Gabbert

Age: 30

Position: Quarterback

2019 cash: $1,593,750

Ryan Smith

Age: 26

Position: Cornerback

2019 cash: $1,518,750 (was set to make $2,025,000 before announcement of four-game suspension)

O.J. Howard

[DIRK SHADD | Times]

Age: 25

Position: Tight end

2019 cash: $1,473,602

Mike Edwards

Age: 23

Position: Safety

2019 cash: $1,317,180

Noah Spence

Age: 25

Position: Outside linebacker

2019 cash: $1,273,132

Anthony Nelson

Age: 22

Position: Linebacker

2019 cash: $1,267,080

Ryan Griffin

[JIM DAMASKE | Times]

Age: 30

Position: Quarterback

2019 cash: $1,255,000

Vita Vea

Age: 24

Position: Defensive tackle

2019 cash: $1,153,829

Cairo Santos

Age: 28

Position: Kicker

2019 cash: $1,000,000

Players who are set to make less than $1,000,000

Player Age Position 2019 cash
Kentrell Brice 25 S $975,000
Justin Evans 24 S $937,663
Kevin Minter 29 ILB $895,000
Rakeem Nunez-Roches 26 DL $895,000
Earl Watford 29 G $870,000
Matt Gay 25 K $820,772
Andre Ellington 30 RB $805,000
Corey Nelson 22 ILB $805,000
Ronald Jones II 22 RB $801,450
Devante Harris 26 CB $720,000
M.J. Stewart 24 CB $711,051
Carlton Davis 23 CB $679,687
Chris Godwin 23 WR $677,000
Antony Auclair 26 TE $645,000
Devante Bond 26 ILB $645,000
Isaiah Johnson 27 S $645,000
Jordan Leggett 24 TE $645,000
Michael Liedtke 27 G $645,000
Bobo Wilson 24 WR $645,000
Scott Miller 22 WR $622,840
Alex Cappa 24 G $615,000
Terry Beckner Jr. 22 DL $607,316
Jordan Whitehead 22 S $570,000
Justin Watson 24 WR $570,000
Jack Cichy 23 ILB $570,000
K.J. Brent 26 WR $570,000
Demone Harris 24 OLB $570,000
Tanner Hudson 25 TE $570,000
Jeremiah Ledbetter 25 DL $570,000
Pat O'Connor 26 OLB $570,000
Zack Bailey 24 G $517,500
Jalen Allison 23 CB $495,000
Bruce Anderson 22 RB $495,000
Cole Boozer 25 T $495,000
Kahzin Daniels 23 OLB $495,000
Lukas Denis 22 S $495,000
D’Cota Dixon 23 S $495,000
Donnie Ernsberger 23 TE $495,000
Nick Fitzgerald 23 QB $495,000
Ruben Holcomb 25 G $495,000
Farrington Huguenin 27 OLB $495,000
Anthony Johnson 23 WR $495,000
David Kenney 24 OLB $495,000
DaMarkus Lodge 22 WR $495,000
Riley Mayfield 24 T $495,000
Bryant Mitchell 27 WR $495,000
Dare Odeyingbo 23 DL $495,000
Dare Ogunbowale 25 RB $495,000
Brock Ruble 23 T $495,000
Spencer Schnell 25 WR $495,000
Cortrelle Simpson 22 WR $495,000
Emmanuel Smith 24 ILB $495,000
Orion Stewart 25 CB $495,000
Nate Trewyn 23 C $495,000
Zach Triner 28 LS $495,000
Xavier Ubosi 25 WR $495,000

Contract figures are from Over The Cap and Spotrac. Contact Thomas Bassinger at tbassinger@tampabay.com. Follow @tometrics.

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