With Falcons director of player personnel Lionel Vital saying Monday that he’ll be back in Atlanta, it should have been clear that the Buccaneers were closing in on giving their G.M. job to someone else.
Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that the someone else is Cardinals director of player personnel Jason Licht. Per Glazer, the two sides are working on a contract.
Licht, who returned to the Cardinals in 2012, has previously worked for the Patriots, Eagles, Cardinals, and Dolphins.
Pronounced “light” and not “licked” (a fact not as widely known in league circles as you’d imagine), Licht also interviewed with the Dolphins for their still-vacant G.M. position.