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NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Cowboys, Falcons, & Saints

Buccaneers Pat Yaskinskas writes that the Buccaneers are “very high” on second-year RB Charles Sims, who could end up beating out Doug Martin for the starting job this summer. Cowboys Mickey Spagnola of expects the Cowboys to sign a veteran receiver or two at some point. Spagnola mentions that Dallas worked out A.J. Jenkins and Kris Durham. ... The post NFL...
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Jameis Winston’s teammates can’t stop raving about him

Bobby Bowden may not care too much for Jameis Winston, but his new Buccaneer teammates certainly do. Kenny Bell, a fellow rookie and Jameis’ roommate, was on the Ron and Ian show on WDAE-AM 620 last Tuesday, and he couldn’t stop raving about his new quarterback. “He’s the best roommate I’ve ever had. One of the best teammates I’ve ever had,” Bell said, via The Pewter...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin is on His Last Chance in Tampa Bay

After a stellar rookie campaign in 2012 that featured a Pro Bowl nod, Buccaneers running back Doug Martin has almost fallen off the map. In the two seasons since that Pro Bowl campaign, Martin has been injured and ineffective. That led to the Bucs not picking up Martin’s fifth-year option for the 2016 season Monday, which means that this upcoming season could be Martin’s last...
Via Pro Football Spot
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin in need of a fresh start

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will not pick up the fifth-year option for running back Doug Martin, per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. The Tampa Bay Times first reported the news Monday. With this news the Buccaneers appear to be done with Doug Martin. After a productive rookie season amassing 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns, Martin has struggled to produce and stay healthy. One of the...
Via EndZoneScore
17 days ago  |  Discuss

With Bucs declining Martin's 2016 option, is it Sims' time to shine?

Heading into the 2015 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were poised to roll with Doug Martin, Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey at running back. With those three options, Tampa decided against drafting a running back in this past weekend's NFL draft. Now, though, it seems that Martin may very well be on his way out the door before the season even begins, something the team was well aware...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Do Not Pick Up Fifth-Year Option for Doug Martin

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ running back Doug Martin, a first-round pick from the 2012 draft, will reportedly not have the fifth-year option on his contract picked up (via The Tampa Bay Times). Martin put up excellent stats in his rookie year, then came crashing down to earth with the speed of a meteoroid during the next two seasons. Martin posted a remarkable 1,454 rushing yards...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Examining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2015 Schedule: Part 2

Doug Martin will need to carry the team for it to be successful Earlier, we went through the Tampa Bay Buccaneers first half of the 2015 regular season schedule. To make things easier for everyone, I thought it would be better to break up the article into two parts. Now that you have had a chance to read and digest the previous piece, here is the second half of that. Week 10:...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is still a beast

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin had a great rookie season in 2012. He played in all 16 regular season games and totaled 1,454 rushing yards and scored 12 touchdowns. Last year his season was cut short by injury; he missed ten games with a shoulder injury. Now I’m looking at the top fantasy football options at running back and I’m not seeing Doug Martin’s name...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug Martin could be set for a mediocre 2014

Doug Martin has only played in the NFL for two years, and his career has already been a roller coaster ride. The rookie running back exploded onto the scene for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012. Martin rushed for 1,454 yards on 319 attempts, for an average of 4.6 yards per carry, and scored eleven touchdowns. Martin also had 472 receiving yards on 49 receptions for one touchdown...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Doug Martin still the future in Tampa Bay?

If the Buccaneers want to have a turnaround season next year, they are going to have to be able to count on their running game to support their offense. Going into last season, nobody thought that there would be any worries surrounding Tampa Bay’s backfield for years to come.  Doug Martin had just come off an incredible rookie season, where he amassed 1,926 total yards and 12...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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