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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
9 hours 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
16 hours 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
2 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...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Doug Martin’s days with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coming to a close

Man… What the hell happened to the Muscle Hamster? Three years ago, Doug Martin looked to be on pace to be an absolute star. In his rookie season he ran for 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns. In the last two years, though, he’s only amassed 950 yards and three touchdowns combined. In fact, nearly every other running back who has touched the ball for the Bucs has looked better than...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Colts, Cowboys, Packers, & Titans

Buccaneers The PewterReport still thinks there’s a chance that the Buccaneers could trade RB Doug Martin prior to the season, as they reportedly would like to feature RB Charles Sims. Colts Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that multiple Colts players aren’t happy with the team’s decision to use a first-round pick on Miami WR Phillip ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Decline To Pick Up Doug Martin’s Fifth-Year Option

Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Buccaneers declined to pick up the RB Doug Martin‘s fifth-year option. This move would have cost the Buccaneers $5.621 million for the 2016 season. However, this figure is guaranteed for injury only and wouldn’t have prevented them from working out a long-term deal that would come with a ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What is the Buccaneers Biggest Draft Need?

Today is the NFL Draft.  We at TopSportsReport wanted to give our readers one more informative read on the draft before it gets underway and you, the fan, can begin to enjoy.  This post is one where we brought together the opinions of many of our team-based writers and had them each discuss the top need for their team. In order for Doug Martin, Gerald McCoy and the Buccaneers...
Via TopSportsReport
6 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:...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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