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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4 days ago  |  Discuss

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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12 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...
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21 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...
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21 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...
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23 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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23 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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23 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 ...
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23 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 ...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers draft Ali Marpet with the No. 61 pick

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected guard Ali Marpet with the No. 61 overall pick in the NFL draft on Friday. Marpet started 37 of the 43 games he played for Hobart. In 2014, was named second-team Little A.P. All-American, first-team All-Liberty and the Liberty Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Year. He Did not allow a sack during 2014. “Everyone is talking about Marpet...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers draft OT Donovan Smith with No. 34 pick

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Penn State offensive tackle Donovan Smith with the No. 34 pick in the second round of the NFL draft. Smith, 6-foot-6, 338 pounds, started 31 games while at Penn State, but missed two games in 2014 due to injury. The Bucs hope Smith will be able to protect the first overall pick in this year’s draft, Jameis Winston, for a longtime. New...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers select Jameis Winston with No. 1 pick

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have selected Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston with the number one overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. It was expected to happen all offseason long, and it has now officially come to pass. Winston is exactly what the Buccaneers have needed if he can stay out of trouble off-the-field. He has excellent tools as a quarterback...
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27 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...
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28 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:...
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota: 5 reasons why Tampa Bay Buccaneers must draft him over Jameis Winston

Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports In only five short days, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be on the clock with the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. When it comes to their pick, there isn’t much a question with the position they’re targeting: quarterback. What it will come down to, however, is who the Bucs will take No. 1 overall: Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota? Over the past...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson: Making the case for a Buccaneers trade

Jim O’Connor-USA TODAY Sports Adrian Peterson’s name has been one of the hottest names across the entire NFL this season, and he has been mentioned in quite a few trade talks. It has been obvious that he would prefer to be traded by the Minnesota Vikings, but the team doesn’t share those same sentiments. They would prefer to keep him around unless a trade offer comes in that...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers RB Doug Martin Could Be Available For Trade?

Pat Yasinskas of writes that backup QB Mike Glennon may not be the only Buccaneers player available for trade. According to Yasinskas, RB Doug Martin could be expendable if the Bucs could net a draft pick for him. Yasinskas mentions that Martin hasn’t looked like the same player in recent years after dealing with a few injuries. On top ... The post Buccaneers RB Doug...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The one-and-done Bucs’ rookies

Mention the name Carnell “Cadillac” Williams to a Buccaneers fan and they’ll probably say “what could’ve been…” with a hint of sadness in their voice. For those who don’t know, Cadillac Williams was the fifth overall pick of the 2005 NFL Draft, a running back out of Auburn that burst onto the scene in Tampa and won the 2005 AP Offensive Rookie of the Year award. Williams...
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Searching for a silver lining in 14-13 loss to Cincy

While blown opportunities ruled the day, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had some moments to be proud of in their 14-13 loss to Cincinnati on Sunday. After jumping out to a 10-0 lead thanks to the hard running of Doug Martin and the ball-hawking of the their secondary (which intercepted Bengals’ QB Andy Dalton three times), the Bucs once again found themselves struggling to play with...
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug Martin carries in seven-yard touchdown (Video)

Doug Martin was at one point thought of as one of the best up-and-coming running backs in the NFL, but he has been going through major struggles lately and has been unable to reach the potential that many expected from him. He still has the talent to reach that potential, but he’ll need to remain healthy and on the field, as well as getting back to the type of...
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November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Injury Report: Doug Martin, Charles Sims, Lavonte David

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back situation doesn't look any clearer, with both Doug Martin and Charles Sims questionable for today's game in Chicago against the Bears.  Linebacker Lavonte David is also questionable. #456866248 / Tampa Bay's injury report lists Martin and Sims as questionable this week, though its possible both play through their injuries. ...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug Martin in line to regain Buccaneers starting RB role

Doug Martin received the bulk of the first-team reps at running back this week and is in line to regain the starting job at running back for the Buccaneers. Martin is listed as questionable with an ankle injury but is expected to start ahead of Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims. While the Buccaneers continue to rotate names on their depth chart they have found no success in the run...
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injury Report: Logan Paulsen questionable, Bucs’ Martin out

The final injury report heading into Sunday’s matchup of the Washington Redskins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers was released. Final injury reports and game status for #TBvsWAS. #HTTR — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) November 14, 2014 The biggest name is Buccaneers running back Doug Martin, who will miss his third straight game with an ankle injury. Rick...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug Martin’s Days In Tampa Bay Likely Numbered?

According to Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Bay Tribune, it appears as though RB Doug Martin‘s days with the Buccaneers are numbered. Kaufman mentioned this after Martin did not practice on Wednesday, and even though he participated in Thursday’s session, it’s becoming clear the new Bucs regime isn’t all that high on him moving forward. Martin was among the most popular names reportedly...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug Martin is the odd-man out in a two-back rotation in Tampa Bay

Doug Martin has been injured and ineffective this season. That has him as the third horse in a two-back rotation for the Buccaneers as Week 10 arrives. Bobby Rainey is the lead back and Charles Sims is fresh off of injured reserve. Picking up just 3.36 yards-per-carry following a monster rookie campaign, Martin has hampered the Buccaneers offense. Martin was clearly on the trade...
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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