Bucs restructure Vita Vea’s contract, clear $9M in salary cap space

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are continuing the process of moving money around to get under the salary cap before the start of the new NFL league year next week.

Their latest move? Restructuring the contract for Pro Bowl defensive lineman Vita Vea, converting a large portion of his base salary into a bonus, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.

This change will help the Bucs clear around $9 million in salary cap space, per Stroud.

The Bucs have already released longtime starting left tackle Donovan Smith, and are expected to move on from veteran running back Leonard Fournette and tight end Cameron Brate in the coming days, as well.

More restructures are also likely, with wide receiver Chris Godwin and cornerback Carlton Davis III among the top candidates.

Story originally appeared on Buccaneers Wire