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Report: Buccaneers closing in on deal with Doug Martin

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (22) attends warmups before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay) AP

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been optimistic about their chances to keep running back Doug Martin. And now on the eve of free agency officially beginning on Wednesday, the Buccaneers may be closing in on a deal.

According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Buccaneers are believed to be closing in on an agreement with Martin in the neighborhood of $6.85 million a year.

Martin was second in the league in rushing in 2015 behind only Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings. Martin rebounded from a pair of injury riddled seasons to rush for 1,402 yards and six touchdowns last season.

Martin has expressed his desire to remain with the Buccaneers as well. The Jaguars reaching a deal with Chris Ivory on Tuesday night could also help set the market for Martin’s contract.

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5 Responses to “Report: Buccaneers closing in on deal with Doug Martin”
  1. avo15 says: Mar 8, 2016 11:31 PM

    Very fair deal. YAY!!!!!!

  2. gofor2with3pointlead says: Mar 9, 2016 3:03 AM

    There are any number of reasons someone chooses they’re favorite team. I’d like to think my reason for choosing the Buc’s was because it’s quintessentially American to root for an underdog. However it’s more likely I just figured that a franchise that has stomped on it’s own johnson so many times, they had to come around and start getting it right more often than not. Here’s to being underweight, having small feet, and a johnson that isn’t flat.

  3. vicnocal says: Mar 9, 2016 3:10 AM

    The Muscle Hamster.

  4. burgboy82 says: Mar 9, 2016 3:14 AM

    Make it happen!

  5. sumokid11 says: Mar 9, 2016 10:46 AM

    Good job, Bucs, to not let Dougie get away. The Bucs needed to maintain continuity on offense, and I don’t think that can happen without Martin back in the fold. Now, let’s see the terms of the deal for the cap ramifications. Go Bucs!

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