On the same day that QB Michael Vick was released by the Atlanta Falcons, a team known for collecting quarterbacks declared that it had no interest in Vick.
Tampa Bay GM Mark Dominik said that the Buccaneers would not be pursuing Vick, the Tampa Tribune reported on Friday.
- “We weigh every option when it comes to players,” said Bucs GM Mark Dominik, “and I can honestly say we’ve done our due diligence on Michael Vick and we’re not interested.”
The Bucs have Byron Leftwich, Luke McCown and draft pick Josh Freeman battling for the starting job at QB, with veteran Brian Griese and Josh Johnson also on the roster. Coach Raheem Morris said it’s an open competition and didn’t rule out Freeman winning the job.
- “Our starting quarterback has to be decided on the field of play and I’m not ruling out anyone,” Morris said. “I’m not ruling out the guy sitting here to my right (Freeman). We’re trying to win right now. My job is to win and I plan on doing it. We have a vision and we do have a plan. You cannot be a great team until you have a great quarterback. We want to develop here the same feeling Indianapolis has about Peyton Manning.”