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Buccaneers make changes to roster and front office

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The Buccaneers hired Jason Licht as their new general manager early this offseason, but other changes to the front office were put on hold until after the draft.

The draft is done and that means Licht can move forward with putting his team together. Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com reports that Jon Robinson has been hired as the team’s director of player personnel. Robinson was the director of college scouting in New England, but his new role will include involvement with scouting at the professional level as well.

Reiss also reports that Eric Stokes will be leaving his job as the director of college scouting for the Bucs to work as an assistant to Dolphins General Manager Dennis Hickey. Hickey worked in Tampa before getting the Miami job this offseason.

The Bucs have also made a change to the roster. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the team has released defensive back Anthony Gaitor and signed long snapper Anthony DePaola. Gaitor played 12 games with the Bucs in 2011 and 2012, but tore his ACL in camp last summer and missed the entire season. DePaola will compete with Jeremy Cain for long snapping duties.

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14 Responses to “Buccaneers make changes to roster and front office”
  1. doctorrustbelt says: May 14, 2014 11:35 AM

    Any news on the NFL investigation into the leaking of Josh Freeman’s private medical records?!?

  2. cliverush says: May 14, 2014 11:43 AM

    Mike Reiss is an excellent reporter. He is a man who reports the facts, just the facts.

  3. milkmandanimal says: May 14, 2014 11:49 AM

    As a Bucs fan, I can say a picture of Anthony Gaitor failing to stop somebody from scoring a TD could not be a more appropriate image to show.

  4. steelerdeathstar says: May 14, 2014 11:52 AM

    Not exactly earth-shaking news, unless maybe you’re a TB fan.

  5. darkflynt says: May 14, 2014 11:58 AM

    Wouldn’t doubt that Freeman released his own records to force a trade. He was paid very well for nothing.

  6. acebuccs08 says: May 14, 2014 12:01 PM

    doctorrustbelt says:
    May 14, 2014 11:35 AM
    Any news on the NFL investigation into the leaking of Josh Freeman’s private medical records?!?

    I bet the NFLPA is delaying the results as much as possible to let the media die down. It has been led to believe that Freeman’s camp (agent and others) released the documents. After the previous NFLPA president making a statement of someone will burn for this, how embarrassing will it be if its one of their own members. Hell I think freeman would be released from the Giants if that results came to public official record

  7. shaggyjeff says: May 14, 2014 12:32 PM

    Freeman didn’t leak his info…..schiano I was in way over his head in the pro’s …coaching, game planning, managing players ..

  8. Love and Warrick Dunn says: May 14, 2014 12:39 PM

    Ace is right. I bet that investigation just sorta goes away. Or they’ll say they couldn’t find conclusive evidence.

    I’d bet big money that Freeman’s agent was the source of the leak.

    If you believe it was Schiano, then you probably are gullible enough to buy Freeman’s ADHD story. The reality is, there’s no proof it was a positive test for ADHD meds or if it was for illicit drugs.

    Also, keep in mind that positive test came around the time of Freeman’s dramatic weight loss.

  9. bcajun says: May 14, 2014 12:42 PM

    Another losing season for the bucs tisk tisk…WHO DAT

  10. turbo2728 says: May 14, 2014 12:52 PM

    Did the investigation not conclude that Schiano did not leak Freeman’s medical info? I’m sure there was something about it towards the end of the season that went pretty much unreported. That may not have been the NFLPA one though.

    Either way, the NFLPA investigation has probably found the same and as it doesn’t cast their player in a good light, they’re probably hoping everyone just forgets it.

  11. liquidmuse says: May 14, 2014 1:39 PM

    Yeah, leaking that stuff destroyed Freeman’s trade value, so it made no sense for Schiano/Dominick to do that.

  12. bucsmightbegood says: May 14, 2014 2:01 PM

    Freeman and his camp are the rats.

    As the great Raheem Morris would say , Freeeman is a “mental midget”.

  13. mjohnson062 says: May 14, 2014 2:35 PM

    Not Earth shaking news if you are a TB fan. Freeman is the Giants’ problem now, nobody here cares (he was dead to me when he kicked that ball out the end zone in the first series, first game against the Jets last year).

  14. brutusmandingo says: May 14, 2014 3:15 PM

    Who Dat ? Mike Evans ,Vincent Jackson Austin Sefarin Jenkins and Tim Wight man handling the Saints “secondary”

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