With Brady’s largesse, Bucs keeping title gang together

Tom Brady doesn’t merely lead teams to Super Bowl wins on the field. He also helps keep together championship teams that have salary cap issues. So sackmaster Shaq Barrett, fellow standout linebacker Lavonte David and Brady’s buddy, tight end Rob Gronkowski, will remain in Tampa Bay. Just as he had done several times in New England, Brady reworked his big-ticket contract last week to free up money in free agency. The Buccaneers used it to keep David. On Monday, the first day of “legal tampering” before the business year begins on Wednesday, Barrett agreed to a four-year, $72 million contract with $36 million guaranteed.