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Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be "more active" in free agency

Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik spoke to the media today, and once again emphasized that the Bucs would be more active in free agency than they had been in years past. To that end they have rolled over all the salary cap space they had this year - although it should be noted that there was absolutely no reason for the Bucs (or any other NFL team) not to do so.

This is the second time the Buccaneers have emphasized that they will be active in free agency this offseason. That's an interesting change of tone from years past, when they said that they were 'building through the draft' and wouldn't do much in free agency. While the team is apparently still building through the draft, they're now more willing to add a few choice free agents. Finding new starters at cornerback and linebacker would be a good way to spend that money in free agency.

Dominik also briefly spoke on the signing of Butch Davis, noting that had he wanted to be a defensive coordinator they would have bought out his North Carolina contract. But Butch Davis merely wanted to act in an advisory capacity to his friend Greg Schiano.