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How much salary cap space are the Bucs spending on defense in 2024?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have one of the cheapest offensive units in the league heading into the 2024 NFL season, but they make up for it with what they’re spending on the other side of the ball.

While the Bucs rank 26th in the league in salary cap spending on offense this year, they’re No. 9 on the list when it comes to cap space invested on defense, according to positional spending numbers from Over the Cap.

Even with that wide disparity in the rankings, the actual dollar-amount difference between what the Bucs are spending on offense and defense isn’t that big. Tampa Bay is set to spend a little more than $93 million in cap space on offense this year, compared with just over $107 million on defensive players.

Here’s hoping the Bucs are able to get their money’s worth on both sides of the ball this season as they look for a fourth straight NFC South title and a fifth consecutive playoff appearance.

Story originally appeared on Buccaneers Wire