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Report: Jacquizz Rodgers expected to remain with Bucs

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Running back Jacquizz Rodgers didn’t open last season as a member of the Buccaneers, but he ended it as their leading rusher.

Rodgers signed with the Bucs after their first game of the season and injuries moved him into the starting lineup a few weeks later. He responded with 255 rushing yards in his first two starts and ended the year with 560 yards while averaging 4.3 yards per carry.

Those were both career highs for Rodgers and it looks like he’ll have a chance to improve on them without changing teams. Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports that Rodgers will re-sign with Tampa “barring any surprises.”

Rodgers’ return would give the Bucs a familiar option to use during the first three weeks of the season while Doug Martin finishes out his suspension or he could be part of a Martin-less running back group in the event the Bucs decide to move forward without the veteran.

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2 Responses to “Report: Jacquizz Rodgers expected to remain with Bucs”
  1. stillabucsfan says: Mar 7, 2017 11:09 AM

    Well deserved. Would love to see Tampa try and sign Eddie lacy or even draft a rb in the first 3 rounds. I think Martin is on his way out and with how beat up our rb core was last year I think a 2 rb rotation with Charles sims as a third down option would be a recipe for success

  2. dorsiaonafriday says: Mar 7, 2017 11:13 AM

    Dude is the little engine that could. Very happy to have him back on the ship.

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