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Buccaneers Working To Re-Sign RB Doug Martin

Update:

Jason La Canfora reports that the Buccaneers are trying to get a deal done with free agent RB Doug Martin, but nothing is finalized as of now.

  • According to La Canfora, Martin’s asking price increased with the other potential running back deals agreed to.

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Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Buccaneers are believed to be nearing an agreement with RB Doug Martin on a contract that would pay him close to $6.85M per year.

Stroud mentions that with the market for other running back like Lamar Miller and Chris Ivory set, it should accelerate negotiations between the two teams.

Martin, 26, played out his four-year, $6,787,528 rookie contract, which included $5.472 million guaranteed. He made a base salary of $1,315,572 for the 2015 season before becoming an unrestricted free agent.

Last year, the Buccaneers opted not to exercise his fifth-year option, which leaves him in position to test the open market.

In 2015, Martin ran for 1,402 yards on 288 carries (4.9 YPC) to go along with 33 receptions for 271 yards receiving and seven total touchdowns over the course of 15 games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 2 running back out of 67 qualifying players.

We have Martin featured in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.

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