Buccaneers Release RB Doug Martin


Doug Martin posted the following statement on his Twitter account Tuesday regarding the news that he’s been released by the Buccaneers.

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The Buccaneers have already confirmed the move.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released veteran RB Doug Martin on Tuesday, according to Rick Stroud.

Martin was clearly on the chopping block this year after he wasn’t able to return to form last year.

Martin, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2012. He was third in the first year of his five-year, $35.75 million contract that includes $15 million guaranteed and set to make a base salary of $6.75 million for the 2017 season.

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Martin will free up $6,750,000 of available cap space while creating no dead money.

In 2017, Martin appeared in 11 games for the Buccaneers and rushed for 406 yards on 138 carries (2.9 YPC) to go along with nine receptions for 84 yards receiving and three touchdowns.

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