The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made several personnel moves Friday, adding scouts Jim Abrams and Brian Gardner, naming Mike Martin the team’s national combine scout and moving Seth Turner to college scout.
Abrams and Gardner previously held similar positions with the San Francisco 49ers and fill the spots previously occupied by former Tampa Bay scouts Mike Phair and Mike Yowarsky, both of whom are expected to join the Seattle Seahawks after June 1.
Gardner, who was a regional scout for the 49ers for the past 10 years, first entered the NFL with the Buccaneers in 1992 as a scout covering the southwest region. His first tenure in Tampa Bay lasted three years.
Abrams, who spent 13 years in San Francisco, will scout the west coast region for Tampa Bay while Gardner oversees the southeast region.
Turner, who had spent the past four years working as Tampa Bay’s national combine scout, fills the vacancy left by Dennis Hickey as the team’s midwest scout. Hickey was recently promoted to director of college scouting.
Martin, who had spent the past two seasons as a pro scout for the Bucs, takes over Turner’s role as the national combine scout.
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