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Another London trip not in Bucs' plans

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Published:   |   Updated: March 19, 2013 at 09:34 AM
TAMPA -

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are cooling their jets concerning a return trip to London.

Tampa Bay has played in two of the past three NFL international series matchups at Wembley Stadium, losing to New England in 2009 and dropping a 24-18 decision to Chicago in October.

"We spoke to the league recently and informed them that we wouldn't want to be participating in the foreseeable future,'' Bucs co-chairman Joel Glazer said Monday. "We were helping the league internationally, we believe greatly in that. But for the foreseeable future, that is something we told them we want to focus on building our base here.''

The decision to keep all eight home regular-season games at Raymond James Stadium was not a reflection on the franchise's experience overseas.

"No, the team had a good experience there,'' Glazer said. "Unfortunately, it was a loss. That was more of a direction of the team and things we want to do here in Tampa.''

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