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  Buccaneers | Bucs take Vernon Hargreaves at No. 11    Thu Apr 28, 09:29 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Florida CB Vernon Hargreaves III with the 11th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft on Thursday, April 28.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay likes Noah Spence    Thu Apr 28, 05:12 PM

Eastern Kentucky LB Noah Spence would be coveted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if he is still available when they pick in the second round. The Buccaneers hold the eighth pick in the second round -- 39th overall.

Footballguys view: Anything can happen, but we expect him to be gone by then. Several teams are interested in grabbing him in the first round, including the Jets, Bills and Vikings. If the Bucs want him, they need to grab him in the first, but ninth overall pick seems a tad rich.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans idle Thursday    Thu Apr 28, 11:01 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (undisclosed) is out of practice at the minicamp Thursday, April 28. Evans tweaked something at the end of the first day of the camp.

Footballguys view: We'll watch this, but it's way too early to freak out. We are hoping Evans can build on last year with another 1,000-plus yards season and adds some touchdowns as well.

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  Buccaneers | Two Tampa wideouts to get chance in slot    Thu Apr 28, 01:35 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WRs Donteea Dye and Adam Humphries will get a chance for work in the slot during spring practices, along with WR Kenny Bell.

Footballguys view: Slot receiver could be a productive role for fantasy purposes in Tampa this year. Whomever gets the nod is someone worth keeping an eye on for a WR3 or WR4 in a PPR league.

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  Buccaneers | Kenny Bell ready to make plays    Thu Apr 28, 01:34 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Kenny Bell (hamstring) spent the 2015 season, his rookie year, on the Reserve/Injured list due to a hamstring injury, but he stayed connected with the team while the coaching staff made a point to keep him involved in the day-to-day activity, even taking him on every road trip despite his being out. Bell is expected to compete with WRs Donteea Dye and Adam Humphries for slot duties during the spring.

Footballguys view: We don't know what Vincent Jackson will be capable of this year after an injury shortened year, and if Mike Evans can keep up the yardage production while adding more touchdowns so there is certainly room for Bell to make some impact.

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  Buccaneers | Two linemen will miss some time     Tue Apr 26, 05:44 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OGs J.R. Sweezy (undisclosed) and Ali Marpet (undisclosed) underwent offseason procedures and will not participate in minicamp or organized team activities. They are not expected to practice until late July when training camp begins.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston loses weight    Tue Apr 26, 02:38 PM

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has put in work to enter the 2016 season in much better shape, and his teammates were impressed with the results during voluntary minicamp Tuesday, April 26. Winston's trainer, Tim Grover, said Winston lost 18 pounds since last year. 'I was joking with him the other day. He took his shirt off, and I said 'Man, what happened to the belly?' He's got a six-pack like me. He's put in a tremendous amount of work and I think it's going to be a great year for him and this whole team,' WR Mike Evans said.

Footballguys view: Winston was always a little "doughy" during his time in college and even last year as a rookie in the NFL. Getting him in better shape shows a dedication to being the best pro he can be. We're excited to see what Winston does in year two.

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  Buccaneers | Two OL to receive tryout at minicamp    Mon Apr 25, 11:20 PM

Free-agent OLs Nate Chandler (Panthers) and Brandon Mosley (Giants) will be with the team on a tryout basis for the team's three-day minicamp this week.

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  Buccaneers | Storm Johnson signs with Bucs     Mon Apr 25, 05:10 PM

Free-agent RB Storm Johnson (Jaguars) signed an undisclosed deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, April 25.

Footballguys view: Johnson did next to nothing during his time with the Jags. He's a below average all-purpose back who may not be able to make the final roster with the Bucs.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay works out Dan Vitale    Wed Apr 20, 07:55 AM

Northwestern FB Dan Vitale worked out with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently. The team may have an eye on Vitale as a late-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: A tough player who isn't quite big enough to be a traditional lead blocker, but whose toolbox is filled with enough things to be of use to an offense looking for flexibility. His pass-catching ability, route running and ability to block well despite his size will make some coach who also needs a special teams guy give Vitale a shot.

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  Buccaneers | Sign Dan LeFevour    Tue Apr 19, 06:04 PM

Free-agent QB Dan LeFevour (Jaguars) signed an undisclosed deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, April 19.

Footballguys view: A sixth-round pick (Bears) in the 2010 NFL draft, LeFevour has spent the last few seasons in the CFL..most recently with the Montreal Alouettes. For his final three years at Central Michigan (where his favorite target was Antonio Brown), LeFevour played under Offensive Coordinator Mike Bajakian, now Tampa Bay's quarterbacks coach.

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  Buccaneers | Demar Dotson recovering well    Sun Apr 17, 07:03 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Demar Dotson (knee) said he expects his knee to be 100% by the start of training camp.

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  Buccaneers | Sean Davis to visit Tampa Bay    Thu Apr 14, 04:17 AM

Maryland FS Sean Davis will visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sometime the week of April 18.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Evans acknowledges slump    Mon Apr 11, 04:38 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans said it's fair to say he had a sophomore slump last season, adding that he need s to get back to his fundamentals.

Footballguys view: Evans had more catches and yards during his second season, but his TD total fell from 12 to three. Touchdowns are unpredictable, but we think he should be able to post at least 6-8 TD receptions in 2016. Evans could get double-digit TD numbers again if he and QB Jameis Winston establish a better on-field chemistry.

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  Buccaneers | Ryan Griffin has potential    Mon Apr 11, 04:16 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Ryan Griffin has a chance to be an ascending player at quarterback, according to head coach Dirk Koetter. Griffin would take over as the No. 2 quarterback in Tampa Bay if QB Mike Glennon is traded.

Footballguys view: Griffin certainly has potential as a pocket passer and reserve behind Jameis Winston. The Bucs are flirting with the idea of trading away Mike Glennon. He could be dealt as the young passer is likely to move on for a chance to start as an unrestricted free agent next year.

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  Buccaneers | Kenny Bell low on depth chart    Mon Apr 11, 03:26 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Kenny Bell is currently behind WRs Adam Humphries and Donteea Dye on the wide receiver depth chart, according to head coach Dirk Koetter.

Footballguys view: Bell has physical potential with a nice size/speed combination, but he's got to start impressing and stay healthy if he wants to make an impact with the Bucs.

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  Buccaneers | Two players sign tenders     Mon Apr 11, 03:04 PM

Tampa Buccaneers WR Russell Shepard and DE Jacquies Smith signed their restricted free-agent tender and exclusive-rights free-agent tender, respectively, Monday, April 11.

Footballguys view: Shepard has incredible athleticism, but he's not much of a fantasy factor. The Bucs are looking for a WR3 behind Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson, and Shepard will be in that mix.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston in better shape     Mon Apr 11, 02:48 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston said he's been eating better and working hard on conditioning since the end of the 2015 regular season.

Footballguys view: Winston is a player with amazing upside. He needs to get better in the red zone and make better decisions during key moments. Winston has to develop better chemistry with WRs Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson. It would also help the Bucs offense if TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins stays healthy and plays up to his potential.

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  Buccaneers | 50-50 chance for Mike Glennon trade?    Sat Apr 9, 01:50 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon has a 50-50 chance of being traded before the NFL Draft, according to Mark Cook of Pewter Report. Cook noted the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets as the two most likely landing spots for Glennon if he were to be traded.

Footballguys view: There is speculation that Bucs general manager Jason Licht could pull the trigger on a trade if a second-round pick or a low-end second round pick and a fourth-round pick is offered. Glennon looked decent as his time as a starter early in his career, and he may want out of Tampa to get a chance at starting again.

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  Buccaneers | Brent Grimes could be temporary fix    Wed Apr 6, 11:07 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed CB Brent Grimes to a two-year, $13.5 million deal in the offseason, but if they draft a quality cornerback in the first- or second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, they could move on from Grimes after this season. Only $7 million is guaranteed in the first year.

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  Buccaneers | Robert Ayers could be cut in 2017    Wed Apr 6, 11:07 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers might be a potential one-and-done candidate to be cut in 2017 if the team scores well in the 2016 NFL Draft at the defensive end position. He signed a three-year, $19.5 million contract, but all of the skill guarantees are in the final year of the deal. He has a $3 million injury guarantee in Year 2, which the Bucs could get out of if they find the proper replacement.

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  Buccaneers | Jeremiah George signs tender    Wed Apr 6, 11:08 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers exclusive rights free-agent LB Jeremiah George signed his tender Wednesday, April 6.

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  Buccaneers | Andrew DePaola signs tender    Tue Apr 5, 06:19 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers exclusive-rights free-agent LS Andrew DePaola signed his tender offer Tuesday, April 5. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.


  Buccaneers | Bradley McDougald signs tender    Tue Apr 5, 02:52 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers FS Bradley McDougald signed his one-year restricted free-agent tender Tuesday, April 5.

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  Buccaneers | Jameis Winston wants Jalen Ramsey    Mon Apr 4, 02:16 PM

Florida State CB Jalen Ramsey received a heap of praise from former Florida State teammate and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston, who said he would gladly play with Ramsey again. '[The Seminoles] definitely have the best player in the world in Jalen Ramsey,' Winston said. People talk about his position, but Jalen is the best cornerback, safety... I will take a pay cut to play with him again. He has a fierce mentality.'

Footballguys view: Good luck with that. Ramsey could be the first player selected in the 2016 NFL draft. If not, he won't last that long on the board. The Bucs have the 9th-overall selection in the draft, and we think Ramsey will be gone by the time they pick.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Glennon could be extended    Tue Mar 29, 07:26 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon has been the subject of trade talks in recent weeks, but he could also receive an extension from the Buccaneers if a trade does not work out. Tampa Bay has already discussed a two-year extension for Glennon that would likely be worth at least $6 million per year.

Footballguys view: Why would Glennon sign an extension when he's just a year from being an unrestricted free agent. The QB market is crazy right now (thanks Eagles...Sam Bradford, really?), and Glennon may want to see what he'd bring next offseason.

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  Buccaneers | Plan in place to help Jameis Winston     Sun Mar 27, 08:20 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston growth will be measured in wins, according to head coach Dirk Koetter, and Koetter said he plans to eliminate the 'unknowns' for Winston and help him avoid unnecessary hits in order to help him succeed.

Footballguys view: Koetter is going to continue to craft an offense that fits Winston's skill set, and that's nothing but a good thing. We saw Winston go through some struggles as a rookie, but they never seemed to rattle him. We're excited about his upside in 2016 and beyond.

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  Buccaneers | Dirk Koetter praises Vincent Jackson     Sat Mar 26, 08:18 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson isn't 'anywhere close' to being finished as a productive receiver, according to head coach Dirk Koetter.

Footballguys view: Jackson only played in 10 games last season, finishing with 33 catches, 543 receiving yards and three touchdowns. If healthy, Jackson could still be a 1,000-yard receiver and a low-end WR3 for fantasy owners.

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  Buccaneers | Cameron Brate earns praise from coach    Sat Mar 26, 08:12 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate exceeded expectations in the absence of an injured TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins in 2015, finishing with 288 yards and three touchdowns on 23 receptions.

Footballguys view: Brate is a player all dynasty owners need to be dialed in on. Seferian-Jenkins is more naturally talented, but if he doesn't stay healthy and produce we could see Brate do more.

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  Buccaneers | Coach defends Austin Seferian-Jenkins    Sat Mar 26, 08:11 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins has missed 16 of 32 possible games since entering the league in 2014, but head coach Dirk Koetter stated recently that no one worked harder at rehabbing or was more anxious to hit the field in 2015 than Seferian-Jenkins.

Footballguys view: We'll back the coach here. Seferian-Jenkins has an incredible size/speed/strength combination and he could develop into one of the best TEs in the league...especially catching passes from QB Jameis Winston. In 2016, Seferian-Jenkins needs to stay healthy and start producing at the expected level.

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  Buccaneers | Jacquies Smith had surgery    Wed Mar 23, 04:53 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Jacquies Smith (shoulder) will miss some of the organized team activities due to cleanup surgery on his shoulder this offseason, according to head coach Dirk Koetter.

Footballguys view: Smith was adding tackles to his sack heavy resume when he got banged up last year. If he makes a full recovery, he should be a boom/bust DE/DL2 in 2016 IDP leagues.

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  Buccaneers | Bryan Anger agrees to deal    Tue Mar 22, 04:11 PM

Free-agent P Bryan Anger (Jaguars) agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, March 22, according to sources. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Buccaneers | Mike Glennon a trade target     Mon Mar 21, 03:16 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon has drawn interest from several teams, according to general manager Jason Licht. Licht said trade discussions could continue until the NFL draft. Licht also refuted a claim that the Buccaneers were demanding a No. 1 draft pick in exchange for Glennon. The New York Jets are just one team that has inquired about Glennon.

Footballguys view: The Bucs like Glennon as a backup to Jameis Winston, but he's entering the final year of his rookie contract. He's got starting experience, a strong arm and enough athleticism to keep plays alive with his feet. Glennon could be seen as a cheaper and better option to other QBs left on the open market.

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  Buccaneers | Cameron Brate could be name to watch    Mon Mar 21, 02:21 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht likes TE Cameron Brate as a potential breakout candidate in 2016. Brate had 23 catches for 288 yards and three touchdowns last year.

Footballguys view: Undrafted out of Harvard, Brate has a nice size/athleticism combination. The Bucs have Austin Seferian-Jenkins as their lead tight end, but if he struggles to stay healthy or make an impact then perhaps Brate could emerge. He's certainly a player that dynasty owners should be all over, especially in TE-premium PPR leagues.

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  Buccaneers | Robert Ayers eyeing double-digit sacks    Sun Mar 20, 08:32 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers believes he can be the first player to record 10 sacks in a season for the Buccaneers since 2005. 'I feel like I'm getting better, learning the game and understanding things better. I'm constantly trying to improve and learn, and I think playing with Gerald McCoy will definitely set me up to build on a lot of those things.'

Footballguys view: In five years with the Broncos, Ayers only had 11.5 sacks. Last year in his second season with the Giants, Ayers had a career-high nine sacks. He's clearly trending up, and Ayers will be able to take advantage of one-on-one situations with so much attention going to McCoy. Double-digit sacks is not out of the question.

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  Buccaneers | Interested in Andre Smith    Tue Mar 15, 12:50 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have shown interest in free-agent OT Andre Smith (Bengals).

Footballguys view: That's all well and good, but Smith has reportedly narrowed his interest down to two teams. His decision will come down to the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals.

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  Buccaneers | Chris Conte agrees to terms    Mon Mar 14, 03:55 PM

Free-agent FS Chris Conte (Buccaneers) agreed to return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: He returns as the Bucs starting free safety. Conte can roam the field looking to make plays for the Bucs revamped defense. He's an average-level starter, but the team felt he was worth keeping around for one more year.

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  Buccaneers | Joshua Robinson signs    Mon Mar 14, 03:15 PM

Free-agent CB Joshua Robinson (Vikings) signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, March 14. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Robinson missed almost all of last season due to injury, but he's still fast and is an upside addition for the Bucs.

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  Buccaneers | J.R. Sweezy ready to pave the way    Sun Mar 13, 09:56 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG J.R. Sweezy said he loves run blocking and is ready to help open lanes for RB Doug Martin.

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  Buccaneers | Chris Conte returns to Bucs    Sun Mar 13, 04:14 PM

Free-agent FS Chris Conte (Buccaneers) agreed to terms with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, March 13, on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: The Bucs keep their starting free safety here. Conte is not in the upper echelon of the safeties in the NFL, but he can make plays in coverage and gives the Bucs valuable veteran depth.

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  Buccaneers | Robert Ayers finds new home in Tampa Bay    Fri Mar 11, 05:04 PM

Free-agent DE Robert Ayers (Giants) has agreed to terms with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a three-year contract. According to a source, the deal is for $21 million with $10.5 million guaranteed.

Footballguys view: A good deal for the 2009 first-round pick. Ayers will be able to contribute with the Bucs as a pass-rusher.

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  Buccaneers | Brent Grimes lands in Tampa    Fri Mar 11, 12:53 PM

Free-agent CB Brent Grimes (Dolphins) agreed to an undisclosed deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, March 11.

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  Buccaneers | Tahir Whitehead visiting Tampa    Thu Mar 10, 09:16 AM

Free-agent LB Tahir Whitehead (Lions) is visiting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, March 10.

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  Buccaneers | Bradley McDougald receives tender    Wed Mar 9, 10:29 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave FS Bradley McDougald a second-round tender, so he would receive $2.5 million. The team has the right to match if he signs an offer sheet with any other team.

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  Buccaneers | J.R. Sweezy agrees to deal    Wed Mar 9, 05:46 PM

Free-agent OG J.R. Sweezy agreed to terms on a deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday, March 9.

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  Buccaneers | Robert Ayers to visit    Wed Mar 9, 05:28 PM

Free-agent DE Robert Ayers (Giants) will visit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to sources.

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  Buccaneers | Eyeing two offensive linemen    Wed Mar 9, 04:42 PM

Free-agents OG J.R. Sweezy (Seahawks) and OT Mitchell Schwartz (Browns) are of interest to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin contract details    Wed Mar 9, 02:39 PM

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin's five-year, $35.75 million deal includes $15 million in guaranteed money and $7.25 on average over three years. The maximum value of the deal is $42.5 million.

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  Buccaneers | Doug Martin, Bucs agree to deal    Wed Mar 9, 02:30 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent RB Doug Martin and the Buccaneers have agreed on a five-year, $35 million deal, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Martin gets the $7 million annual average salary he wanted...and the Bucs get to keep Martin in the fold. Two of his four seasons with the Bucs have been amazing. We'll see if Martin can stay healthy and be as effective as he was last year when he finished the year as the 3rd-best fantasy running back in standard-scoring leagues.

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  Buccaneers | Bucs near deal with Doug Martin    Wed Mar 9, 12:32 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and free-agent RB Doug Martin are believed to be nearing a deal for around $6.85 million per season. Length of the deal is undisclosed.

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