Report: Buccaneers to hire Jason Licht as general manager

Tuesday January 21st, 2014

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired their GM and Head coach at the end of the 2013 season. (Rob Carr/Getty Images) The Buccaneers fired their general manager and head coach at the end of the 2013 season. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired Arizona Cardinals vice president of player personnel Jason Licht as their new general manager, the team announced.

Licht has spent the previous two years with the Cardinals, after having previously worked in the front offices of the Eagles, Patriots and Dolphins.

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The position became open shortly after the season, when the team let go general manager Mark Dominik as well as head coach Greg Schiano. They have since hired former Bears coach Lovie Smith.

Licht's contract is for four years with a team option, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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