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Mark Dominik hints at spending: "Free agency should be used to fill out a starting role"

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Mark Dominik did not say he would go out and sign players in free agency, but his mentality is clear.  "I'm not really looking to backfill this football team," the General Manager of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers said. What he wants from a free agent is a starting role. He's not going to sign a group of backups to fill roles on this team the way the previous regime did. Instead, he will sign starters, or no one. And this has clearly been his motto the past years. Derrick Ward and Sean Jones both came into the building to take on starting roles, but there have been scant few other free agency signings. 

At the same time, he made it clear that he will stick to building this football team through the draft. Don't expect the Bucs to go out and be very active in free agency, and don't expect the Bucs to sign Nnamdi Asomugha specifically. But do expect them to sign someone who will fill out a starting role on this football team. The best spot for a free agent to start would be either on the offensive line, or at wide receiver where there is still a lack of depth. The Bucs will sign someone at some point, but it remains entirely unclear who and when.