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Tampa Bay Bucs hire new G.M.

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Jason Licht has agreed to become new general manager for Tampa Bay. Licht comes from Arizona, where he served as the Cardinals vice president of player personnel in 2013.

Licht has already informed the Cardinals that he's leaving to take the Buccaneers job. Licht and Marc Ross, the Giants vice president of player evaluation, were the finalists for the job. Licht was also in the mix for the Dolphins general manager opening.

Licht replaces Mark Dominik, who was fired by the Buccaneers on Dec. 30 after five years on the job. Dominik and second-year coach Greg Schiano were both fired after Tampa Bay finished 4-12 in 2013.

The 42 year old was Philadelphia's assistant director of player personnel in 2004 when the Eagles made it to the Super Bowl. Licht was also apart of Arizona's front office in 2008 when the Cardinals went to the Super Bowl and apart of New England's front office in 2011 when the Patriots loss to the Giants in the Super Bowl.

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