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  1. Breaking down the latest contracts

    Pat Yasinskas

    Although the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are about $13 million under the salary cap, general manager Jason Licht has been maximizing the team's position by taking advantage of the veteran minimum benefit. I just got a look at the details of the contracts...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  2. Aqib Talib deal increases Bucs' cap health

    Pat Yasinskas

    There could be a little extra benefit to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' trade of cornerback Aqib Talib to New England on Thursday. The Patriots now inherit $871,764.71 in salary-cap space for this year. The flip side of that is the Bucs freed up the sa...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  3. Bucs capitalize on veteran benefit

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a team that prides itself on building through the draft. But the Bucs stepped out of character a bit this week by signing veterans Roscoe Parrish and Jeff Charleston. But these moves were exceptions and came due to nec...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  4. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a look at the top headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Quarterback Matt Ryan still has some time to go before he joins what coach Mike Smith calls "the over-30 club." But Ryan's been getting some of the same benefits a...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  5. Mike Peterson deal a bargain for Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Atlanta Falcons' re-signing of linebacker Mike Peterson came at a minimal cost. Using a loophole (the veteran minimum salary benefit), Peterson's salary-cap value will cost the team far less than what he actually will earn. Peterson's one-y...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  6. Falcons, Panthers squeezing salary cap

    Pat Yasinskas

    Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff hasn't had a lot of salary-cap room to work with this offseason, but that hasn't stopped him from using creative ways to maximize every penny. While recently re-signing veteran center Todd McClure a...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  7. Revisiting the 2006 NFL draft

    Pat Yasinskas

    Here's what I think is a fascinating Insider post by Mel Kiper. He revisits the 2006 NFL draft and does it over again from scratch. Obviously, Kiper's got the benefit of hindsight. But it's kind of fun to look back now and see how things could ha...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  8. NFC South capitalizes on veteran minimum

    Pat Yasinskas

    All four NFC South general managers have been doing some very astute salary-cap maneuvering when it comes to the veteran minimum salary benefit -- even Tampa Bay's Mark Dominik, who seems to think the word "veteran" applies to anyone who has reached...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  9. Observations on the Atlanta Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    If you think the Atlanta Falcons player who will benefit most from the arrival of rookie receiver Julio Jones will be quarterback Matt Ryan, you might be wrong. It could end up being Harry Douglas. If you didn't see the Falcons' 15-13 preseason lo...

    Blog | August 19, 2011
  10. Who can gain from lengthy lockout?

    Pat Yasinskas

    Football Outsiders has an Insider post saying that the lockout actually could help Green Bay's chances of repeating as Super Bowl champions. The article also mentions the Giants, Steelers, Seahawks and Patriots as other teams that could benefit fr...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  11. Rookie proposal could help Panthers

    Pat Yasinskas

    We have a very interesting story over on our news side that reveals the National Football League has proposed to divert about $300 million a year from guaranteed money for rookies to benefits and salaries for veterans. We've gone a little further ...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  12. Sam Huff takes more shots at Drew Brees

    Pat Yasinskas

    Even in a lockout, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees is still taking hits. This time it's from Hall of Fame linebacker Sam Huff, who previously took some shots at Brees back in 2009. That came after Brees, a member of the NFL Players Association'...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  13. Sam Huff takes more shots at Drew Brees

    Pat Yasinskas

    Even in a lockout, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees is still taking hits. This time it's from Hall of Fame linebacker Sam Huff, who previously took some shots at Brees back in 2009. That came after Brees, a member of the NFL Players Association'...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  14. Gonzo: Falcons need big game from fans

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Atlanta Falcons went 7-1 in the Georgia Dome this season. But as the Falcons get ready for their first postseason home game since the 2004 season, tight end Tony Gonzalez said it's time to maximize the benefit of playing at home. Gonzalez spen...

    Blog | January 11, 2011
  15. Check out the Cajun Cannon

    Pat Yasinskas

    One of the side benefits of this job is that I've had the opportunity to get to know Bobby Hebert, who I grew up watching as a player. The former New Orleans quarterback is a bundle of energy and a truly nice guy. I've got to appear on Hebert's ra...

    Blog | December 15, 2009