|The Bucs have plenty to spend in free agency. Ahmad Bradshaw could be a target. (US Presswire)|
That's because Jackson and Nicks reworked their contracts, turning most of their 2013 salaries into guaranteed bonuses.
"That has actually opened a lot of cap room for us going into 2013 -- a tremendous amount," Bucs general manager Mark Dominik told the Tampa Tribune. "We've got a chance to be [heavily] involved in free agency again.
"But we also have a chance to try to retain this nucleus of players. So [the contract restructuring] was a big commitment that our owners made, and I think that should be encouraging for all fans."
Tampa Bay is in much better cap shape than its NFC South rivals and has the fifth-most cap space in the league.
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