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Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:40:24 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said the Buccaneers are not "desperate" for a running back but are "always looking" and willing to take advantage of a draft that is deep at the position.
Sat, 11 Mar 2017 15:29:34 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht claimed to be "very excited" about his team's running backs and the position "may not be as grim as a lot of people (think it is) or (what) the perception is."
Fantasy Tip: Licht sang the praises of Jacquizz Rodgers and Peyton Barber while noting the team will continue to monitor Doug Martin, who will miss the first three games of the 2017 season due to a PED suspension. Despite the optimism, the Buccaneers should still be considered one of the favorites to land LSU's Leonard Fournette, Florida State's Dalvin Cook or even Stanford's Christian McCaffrey in the first round of April's draft.
Sun, 17 Apr 2016 18:35:55 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said he wants to upgrade the pass rush in the 2016 NFL Draft and believes pressure can be generated from any position along the defensive line.
Wed, 24 Feb 2016 10:48:32 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said the team is focusing its offseason efforts -- in both free agency and the draft -- on the defensive side of the ball. The Buccaneers have the No. 9 pick in the first round.
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:47:19 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht told media more than one team has inquired about the Buccaneers' No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Licht said the calls were more about "feeling out what it would take" to acquire the pick.
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:18:07 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said he and general manager Jason Licht are "in total agreement" of their ranking of draft-eligible quarterbacks. Smith said the whole organization is in agreement.
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 19:35:04 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Lavonte David's contract extension will begin to be discussed following the 2015 NFL Draft, general manager Jason Licht said Thursday, April 9.
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:47:34 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said the team will focus on offensive linemen in the NFL Draft this year.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:11:38 -0700
Florida State QB Jameis Winston's Tuesday, March 31, pro day is being attended by five staff members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including general manager Jason Licht, head coach Lovie Smith and offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, according to NFL Network's Albert Breer.
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:21:57 -0800
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are leaning towards using the top pick in the NFL Draft this year, according to general manager Jason Licht. Licht said the team is open to trading the pick as well.
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 03:46:15 -0700
Updating a previous item, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired director of player development Isaiah Harris following his DUI arrest. According to a team statement from general manager Jason Licht: "This type of incident, particularly for someone whose primary responsibilities are to mentor and develop our players off the field, cannot be tolerated. Due to the nature of his position and the expectations placed on our staff, we made the organizational decision to part ways with Isaiah."
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:37:31 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said he expects the team to compete for the NFC South title in 2014. "It's crazy," Licht said. "We'll look back at what we've added and … I'm legitimately excited and feel like we have a chance to compete for the division title. I really do. You would think, with a first-year head coach and a first-year general manager … we would both have a pass if we wanted to say, you know, I think we need some more time to turn this thing around. But that's not what we think. We think we can make a run at this thing this year. We feel we've got some major pieces in place to do that."
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:52:47 -0700
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Carl Nicks (toe) has been cleared to practice, but will need to pass a physical Thursday, July 23. Nicks also needs to work on his conditioning, according to general manager Jason Licht.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:52:07 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Robert Herron, WR Louis Murphy and WR Chris Owusu will all compete for the No. 3 WR job, according to general manager Jason Licht.
Sat, 10 May 2014 15:52:04 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers turned down a half dozen trade requests from teams looking to acquire QB Mike Glennon. "There's a lot of interest and we want to keep Mike,'' Bucs general manager Jason Licht said Saturday. "(They were) just feeling it out. I know that Mike has a very good reputation throughout the league as far as his developmental future."
Sat, 10 May 2014 13:17:36 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said WR Robert Herron will compete for time at slot wide receiver in 2014. Licht said Herron brings speed and return ability.
Tue, 06 May 2014 00:15:15 -0700
Despite his struggles on Pro Day, Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater is still being looked at as an option by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "We try not to let the pro day dictate whether a player gets massaged up the board or not,'' general manager Jason Licht said. "For us, opinions only change if Lovie (Smith, the head coach) and I haven't really had a chance to see a lot out of the player earlier."
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:04:16 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said the team would consider trading down at the NFL Draft to gain more picks and he has already had discussions with other teams.
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 23:39:15 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may try to move up from the seventh pick in the NFL Draft in May. Coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht have explored the possibility, but Smith said the team may also move down in the draft if they get the right trade offer.
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 06:30:43 -0700
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht expressed lukewarm interest in free-agent WR DeSean Jackson (Eagles). "He'd have to be the right fit on and off the field," Licht said. "I don't want to dismiss him right away but we're looking at a bunch of other players, too."
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:57:54 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said it is wrong to think that CB Darrelle Revis does not fit in head coach Lovie Smith's defensive scheme. Licht said there is always a place for Revis on the team, because he is one of the best cornerbacks in the league.
Sun, 23 Feb 2014 07:59:33 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said the team will be proactive in free agency to try to fill needs. "We're going to try to be proactive,'' Licht said. "We're going to try to fill as many holes as we can in free agency, because I don't want to go into the draft with our first pick, having to pick a position."
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:04:49 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM Jason Licht said the team wants competition for QB Mike Glennon and that he will get every chance to win the team's starting job.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:43:58 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht will not be doing contract negotiations with agents.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:43:55 -0800
The Miami Dolphins did not try to hire Jason Licht for their general manager opening when they found out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were going to hire him for their opening.
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:08:36 -0800
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht is signing a four-year contract with a team option that will put his tenure in line with head coach Lovie Smith.
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 10:41:34 -0800
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have selected Jason Licht (Cardinals) as their next general manager. The two sides are still working out contract details.
Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:21:13 -0800
Arizona Cardinals vice president of player personnel Jason Licht and New York Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross are believed to be the leading candidates for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager position.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:30:41 -0800
Arizona Cardinals vice president of player personnel Jason Licht interviewed Tuesday, Jan. 14, for the vacant Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager position.
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:50:02 -0800
The Miami Dolphins have interviewed Arizona Cardinals vice president of player personnel Jason Licht for their general manager position.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 13:55:51 -0800
The Miami Dolphins have requested permission to interview Arizona Cardinals executive Jason Licht for the general manager opening.
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 10:35:35 -0800
The Arizona Cardinals promoted Jason Licht to the position of vice president of player personnel Tuesday, Jan. 22. Licht spent last season as director of player personnel.
Tue, 01 Jan 2013 18:25:22 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs director of pro personnel Ray Farmer, Seattle Seahawks vice president of football administration John Idzik, Arizona Cardinals vice president of player personnel Steve Keim, Arizona Cardinals director of player personnel Jason Licht, NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi and Buffalo Bills assistant general manager/director of player personnel Doug Whaley are all considered candidates for the vacant general manager position for the Cleveland Browns.