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Bucs weren't a finalist for Brandon Marshall, Dominik says



The Bucs were well aware of receivers Santonio Holmes' and Brandon Marshall's availability by trade this week, but general manager Mark Dominik said the team opted not to pursue either player after investigating their situations.

"I think the role of a general manager in any football team is to have a pulse of what’s going on around the National Football League," Dominik said today. "Did we have a pulse of what was going on? Absolutely. I know there was a report out there that we were one of the four finalists for Brandon Marshall. That’s not true.

"All I know is we evaluate each person individually. We dig into it just like we would a college prospect because you’re giving up what you consider is value – draft choices. You make a determination from there. we certainly were aware of both situations. . . I’d say we evaluated it internally and we made a decision. Receiver is a position that we’re going to continue to look at and monitor on this football team. But you’ve got to look at what you think is best long term for this football team and that’s how we looked at both of them."

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:59pm]


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