GM search narrows by at least one

January, 21, 2014
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TAMPA, Fla. -- We still don’t know who will be the general manager for the Buccaneers. But we know who it won’t be.

Atlanta personnel executive Lionel Vital said he’s staying with the Falcons. It’s unclear if Vital pulled out on his own or if he was told he no longer being considered for the job. Vital interviewed at least twice and some early reports said he was the favorite to win the job.

The other candidates known to at least have second interviews are Jason Licht, Marc Ross and Lake Dawson. The new general manager will not have final say over the 53-man roster because that distinction belongs to coach Lovie Smith.

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ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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