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Tampa Bay GM Mark Dominik: Team Has No Interest in Vick

TAMPA - MAY 01:  General Manager Mark Dominik of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers talks with team owner Bryan Glazer during the Buccaneers Rookie Minicamp at One Buccaneer Place on May 1, 2009 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
Eric QuackenbushSenior Analyst IJune 14, 2009

In an NFL.com news release, Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik stated Tampa Bay has no interest in the services of Michael Vick.

On the same day that quarterback Michael Vick was released by the Atlanta Falcons, a team known for collecting quarterbacks declared that it had no interest in Vick.

Tampa Bay General Manager 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 and I can honestly say we've done our due diligence on Michael Vick and we're not interested," said Bucs GM Mark Dominik.

Tampa Bay has Byron Leftwich, Luke McCown, and draft pick Josh Freeman battling for the starting job at quarterback, 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."

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