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Mark Dominik: Free agency moves a possibility for Bucs

It’s still too early to know what form NFL free agency will take this year because of the league’s continued lockout.

But when and if player signings resume, perhaps we should consider the Bucs as a team that could be active in the market.

In an interview this week with Sirius NFL Radio, Bucs general manager Mark Dominik tackled this subject with hosts Adam Schein and Rich Gannon. Originally asked about the Bucs’ interest in the un-retiring Tiki Barber, Dominik artfully dodged the question but, in the process, answered one many Bucs fans want addressed.

“I don’t know that we’d say anything about (Barber) right now, but I appreciate the question,” Dominik said. “But I will say, we’re going uncover and look (at players). I know we’re building this football team through the draft, but we will get involved in free agency when it’s appropriate – finding veteran players and adding people here and there to this roster. So we’ll continue to look at that avenue as a supplement to the way we want to build our football team.”

That certainly doesn’t sound like a man who has no interest in the free-agent market. That said, it’s probably not wise to go out and buy a personalized Bucs jersey with “Asomugha” stitched on the back.

But the Bucs have to feel they’re in contention to win the NFC South and, possibly, more. Doing so might be a bit easier if the club made a few smart free-agent signings that augmented weak areas.

From the sound of it, Dominik isn’t ruling it out.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 9, 2011 4:48pm]


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