The Buccaneers Have Released 2-Time Pro Bowl Running Back Doug Martin

Olive Hawkins
February 20, 2018

While Martin would have his best season to date in 2015, where he made his second Pro Bowl and only All-Pro team, keep in mind that Tampa Bay did decline his fifth-year option for the 2016 National Football League season.

- Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) February 20, 2018The decision will save the Bucs $6.75-million that Martin was scheduled to earn in 2018.

After following up a strong rookie year in 2012 with back-to-back disappointing seasons, Martin temporarily quieted his critics by amassing 1,673 yards from scrimmage and seven touchdowns in 2015, netting him a five-year, $35.75 million contract extension the following spring. Further injuries limited Martin to five games in 2014. He had become a talented, but unreliable tailback in Tampa Bay.

Buckner will inherit one defensive line anchor, Gerald McCoy, who was named to six Pro Bowls as a player, and former second-round draft pick Noah Spence. Offensively, it is mostly about quarterback Jameis Winston throwing the ball deep downfield in head coach Dirk Koetter's Air Coryell offense. He added a mere 84 yards in the Tampa Bay passing game. He has spent his entire six-year career with the Bucs.

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In his career, Martin has 4,633 rushing yards and 1,091 receiving yards with 28 total touchdowns. Tampa Bay stuck with him through the 2017 season. Still, with the Indianapolis Colts looking for some depth at the running back position, should they turn their attention to Martin?

Martin, 29, is a two-time Pro Bowl selection.

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