Bucs hang onto running back Doug Martin


With about an hour and a half before the start of the free agent market, one of the top running backs has decided not to join it.

According to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, the Buccaneers have agreed to a deal to keep running back Doug Martin home. ESPN’s Adam Schefter put the deal at five years for $35 million.

The Bucs cost themselves some money by not using the fifth-year option on his rookie contract which was available to them, but they were at least able to hang onto now.

That gives some degree of stability to an offense that made some strides under quarterback Jameis Winston last year.

5 responses to “Bucs hang onto running back Doug Martin

  1. Sounds like in reality a three-year deal with two additional years that will probably never happen. Basically gets Martin a big chunk of change that carries him up to his 30th birthday, when the wheels pretty much invariably come off all RBs. Looks like a win-win situation for everybody involved.

  2. goraidersgospurs says:
    Mar 9, 2016 2:45 PM
    Martin is from Oakland , I guess he did not like the ideal of playing in front of his family more then 8 times a year!!!

    Or maybe, once someone gets out of Oakland, they don’t want to return

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