The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are taking a second lap in the race to find a new general manager.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Tampa Bay will conduct second interviews with Tennessee Titans vice president of football operations Lake Dawson and Atlanta Falcons director of player personnel Lionel Vital, according to sources informed of the Bucs’ search. Vital’s interview will take place Tuesday.
Vital was promoted to his position last season when David Caldwell took the general manager position in Jacksonville. Vital has spent 23 years in scouting and player personnel roles across the NFL, according to the Falcons’ official website.
Here are other GM tidbits we learned Tuesday:
1. Detroit Lions senior personnel director Brian Xanders will interview for the Miami Dolphins‘ general manager position, Rapoport reported. The interview will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, according to a source informed of the search. Xanders was the Denver Broncos‘ GM from 2009-2012.