Round 2 for Bucs' GM candidates

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers moved very rapidly when they hired coach Lovie Smith. But they’re taking a more methodical approach when it comes to deciding on a general manager.

Several candidates will be brought back for second interviews, according to this report by Roy Cummings.

The Bucs previously received permission to talk to multiple front-office workers from around the league about the position. Those candidates include Lionel Vital (Falcons), Lake Dawson (Titans), Marc Ross (Giants), Tom Gamble (Eagles), and there could be others whose names haven’t been reported. Several reports said that Vital and Dawson will get second interviews.

There’s not a great sense of urgency to get the position filled, but it would be helpful to have a general manager in place by next week’s Senior Bowl.