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Buccaneers Express Interest In RBs Lamar Miller & Chris Ivory

Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Buccaneers have already expressed interest in Jets free agent RB Chris Ivory.

  • According to Stroud, Dolphins free agent RB Lamar Miller is also expected to be a target of the Buccaneers.

The Buccaneers are probably lining up some back up options in the event free agent RB Doug Martin departs in free agency.

Ivory, 27, played out his three-year, $10 million deal with the Jets and will be among the best available running backs in this year’s free agent class.

In 2015, Ivory appeared in 15 games for the Jets and ran for 1,070 yards on 247 carries (4.3 YPC) to go along with 30 receptions for 217 yards receiving and eight total touchdowns.

Miller, 24, played out the final year of his four-year, $2.58 million rookie contract that included a $486,000 signing bonus and is now in position to be one of the best available running backs in this year’s free agent class.

In 2015, Miller appeared in all 16 games for the Dolphins and ran for 872 yards on 194 carries (4.5 YPC) to go along with 47 receptions for 397 yards receiving and 10 total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 5 running back out of 68 qualifying players.

We have all of them featured in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.