It’s been a whirlwind ride so far this offseason for fans of the Seattle Seahawks, with significant turnover in the defensive trenches, but additions to the back seven that have many fans excited. Gone are Shelby Harris, Al Woods, Quinton Jefferson and Coby Barton, while Poona Ford remains unsigned, while Julian Love, Dre’Mont Jones and Bobby Wagner have been added to the group.
The signing of Love in particular allowed the Seahawks to rescind the restricted free agent tender to Ryan Neal, and it did not take long following that move before reports emerged that Neal had agreed to terms with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And now we know the details of the terms Neal agreed to with the Bucs, and, to put it bluntly, the Bucs are getting a quality player on a bargain contract.
Bucs did well to get safety Ryan Neal from Seattle, and they did so with great value — it’s a veteran salary benefit deal, with minimum salary, plus $152,000 bonus and $108k guaranteed. Chose Tampa for opportunity to play a key role.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) April 6, 2023
So, it’s a $1.08M base salary and a $152k signing bonus. With the contract qualifying for the veteran salary benefit, Neal should carry a cap hit of $1.092M for the Bucs in 2023.