Bruce Arians Responds to Bucs' Reported Connection to Devonta Freeman

Bruce Arians speaking to reporters at the 2020 NFL Combine
Bruce Arians speaking to reporters at the 2020 NFL Combine / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

The Buccaneers go into the 2020 season with a rejuvenated roster that is led by quarterback Tom Brady. Even though the team should improve and compete for a division title in 2020, Tampa Bay does have questions at the running back position.

Because of the possible hole, there have been rumors connecting Devonta Freeman to the Bucs. Head coach Bruce Arians confirmed the rumor in a video conference on Thursday, but did say that, as of now, the former Falcons ball carrier is out of the team's price range.

According to Spotrac, the Buccaneers have just over $5 million in cap space before accounting for signing their draft picks. Plain and simple, TB may not be able to afford him.

The two-time Pro Bowler spent six years in Atlanta before he was released. He had many productive seasons, rushing for over 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns twice. However, he had the worst year of his career in 2019, averaging under four yards per carry, rushing for only 656 yards.

While Bucs fans may have hoped Freeman would make his way to town, it's not looking likely.