Even with the surplus in available cap space don’t expect to see the Buccaneers to be making it rain in free agency. Joel Glazer came out before the 2008 draft and basically stated the team in no uncertain terms is going to be building through the draft. Then during his press conferences leading up to and after the firing and hiring of the old regime and the current regime, it was mentioned that there wont be players making way above what the player lining up to them makes. Strictly going based off of the last few seasons worth of collected news it is not surprising to see Mark Dominik taking a wait and see approach to see how things shake out.
Basically the Bucs are waiting to see the market set itself rather then over paying for medicore talent in the high stakes poker game of free agency.
While it is not just the Bucs who have gone to this stance over the last couple of seasons, but it is becoming more of a trend then some think.
Rebuilding or reloading what ever term you prefer to use, bottom line the Bucs will be very frugal with there respective cap for the forseeable future.
Most quality teams are built through the draft, with free agents sprinkled in to help with depth.