Former Bucs GM Dominik lands job with ESPN
Former Bucs general manager Mark Domenik, fired in December after five years without a playoff appearance, has landed a new job as an analyst with ESPN, the network confirmed Thursday morning.
Dominik, 43, will make his debut next week (March 27-28) on ESPN's "NFL Insiders" show, where he had made a guest appearance last month, sharing the perspective of an NFL decision-maker during the busy offseason moves of free agency and draft preparations. He joins a long line of former Bucs personalities now working as TV analysts, including players Warren Sapp, John Lynch, Trent Dilfer and Ronde Barber, along with coach Tony Dungy.
"I am excited to join ESPN and look forward to sharing my perspective on the kinds of issues and decisions general managers face daily within their organizations,” Dominik said in an ESPN release, which noted that he'll also work with the "NFL Live" show, with contributions to ESPN Radio and ESPN.com as well.
Dominik and coach Greg Schiano were fired in December after a 4-12 season that concluded a 28-52 record with Dominik as general manager. The Bucs have since hired coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht and have been active in overhauling the roster, releasing three veterans -- cornerback Darrelle Revis, tackle Donald Penn and guard Davin Joseph -- to save a combined $29 million in salary-cap room.
Tampa Bay has been touted among the league's best spenders in free agency, signing Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson and tackle Anthony Collins, Bears quarterback Josh McCown and seven other newcomers to address multiple needs on both sides of the ball.