Report: Buccaneers RB Doug Martin expected to enter free agency

Sunday March 6th, 2016

Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is expected to enter free agency this week “barring an unforeseen development in negotiations,” Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

According to the report, Martin’s agent and the team have been unable to come to terms on a deal, so the 27-year-old will talk to other teams when free agency starts at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

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A first-round pick of the Buccaneers in 2012, Martin enjoyed a successful rookie season before seeing his production drop off. He returned from a season-ending shoulder injury to rush for 1,402 yards and six touchdowns in 2015, earning a spot in the Pro Bowl.

– Kenny Ducey

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