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New Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht gestures while speaking during an NFL football news conference Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. Licht becomes the fifth general manager in team history.  He takes over a team that hasn't made the playoffs since 2007. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

New Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht gestures while speaking during an NFL football news conference Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. Licht becomes the fifth general manager in team history. He takes over a team that hasn't made the playoffs since 2007. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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