Originally Posted by WhiteWhale
I suggest a good number of you read the goddamn article to avoid confusion.
The bucs aren't releasing him. He won't be a FA this off-season.
They're going to make him play out his contract. After seeing what he does next season they'll make a decision to re sign him, let him walk, or franchise him. They're just not extending him NOW.
Reading is fundamental folks.
I think its safe to assume they wouldn't leak this information if they weren't trying to create some trade hype.