Digger Daley (left) and director of college scouting Dennis Hickey (right)
Bucs director of football administration Digger Daley has left the Bucs organization. His contract had expired and Daley is said to want to return to the Cincinnati area for family reasons.
Last modified on Thursday, 21 April 2011 10:44
Tampa Bay Buccaneers director of football administration Digger Daley is leaving the Bucs organization. Daley’s contract with the team had expired. He and his family are said to be seeking to return to the Cincinnati, OH area where they are from.
Bucs general manager Mark Dominik hired Daley in the spring of 2009. Daley did not have a background in working in the NFL, and had previously done real estate contract negotiations. Dominik and Daley were personal friends. On the team’s website Daley’s duties were detailed as working on the salary cap, contract negotiations and strategic planning. Daley was described to oversee the budgeting for football administration among other aspects of the football operations.
Tampa Bay lost their salary cap and lead contract negotiator when Kevin Demoff left the organization to work with the St. Louis Rams shortly after Dominik was made the Buccaneers general manager. Dominik hired Daley to fill that role in his first months as general manager. It is unclear if Daley was offered a contract extension by Dominik and the organization.
The Buccaneers have not decided on an immediate replacement for Daley. One option could be staff member Mike Greenberg. Greenberg had previously worked for the New York Jets and has a background in salary cap management. A year ago Dominik hired a number of new staffers in the Bucs front office including Greenberg.
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