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Draft Scout Doug Martin News
03/09/16 - RB Doug Martin agreed to a five-year, $35.75 million contract to remain with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers just hours before the running back could have bolted in free agency.
Martin was the second-leading rusher in the NFL in 2015. The Buccaneers declined a fifth-year option on his contract that would have paid Martin more than $15 million, but Martin gets the same amount in guarantees to stick with the team that drafted him in the first round.
"Our top priority heading into this offseason was to ensure that Doug remained a Buccaneer and today we are excited to announce that he will," said Bucs general manager Jason Licht. "Many of our offensive accomplishments last season can be attributed to the success of our running game with Doug in the backfield and we believe he is a perfect fit for our offensive system. It is always satisfying when you get the opportunity to reward one of your own players and Doug certainly has earned his place as one of our young foundational players."
With incentives, the contract would approach the total value of the five-year, $42 million deal DeMarco Murray signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015.
Martin had 1,402 yards rushing and 271 yards on 32 receptions as a vital crutch for rookie quarterback Jameis Winston last season.
First-year head coach Dirk Koetter said the offense will evolve this season -- Koetter was offensive coordinator in 2015 -- but remain a run-first scheme.
Last season was a bounceback year for Martin, the 31st overall pick in 2012 who had 1,454 yards and 11 rushing touchdowns and caught 49 passes for 472 yards and one touchdown as a rookie but fell off dramatically in 2013 -- when he was limited to six games landed on injured reserve to undergo shoulder surgery -- and 2014. He played in only 11 games in 2014 because of ankle and knee injuries.
12/30/15 - RB Doug Martin is wrapping up one of the best seasons ever by a Bucs running back, ranking second in the NFL with 1,354 rushing yards with an outside shot at catching Minnesota's Adrian Peterson for the rushing title this weekend.
12/23/15 - RB Doug Martin, with 1,305 yards, is only 9 yards behind the Vikings' Adrian Peterson for the NFL rushing lead. Peterson also left Sunday's win over Chicago with an ankle sprain. The Bucs have never had a rushing champion.
12/17/15 - RB Doug Martin enjoyed a solid game with 91 yards on 18 carries, but one was left wondering why Tampa Bay didn't use him more, particularly early when quarterback Jameis Winston struggled. Martin couldn't be tackled by one man most of the night, but the Buccaneers weren't patient enough offensively and eventually had to shelve him when their deficit grew to 28-6 late in the third quarter.
12/15/15 - RB Doug Martin had only 11 carries for 81 yards against the league's worst rush defense. Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, noting the Bucs had only 52 offensive snaps, said it is really a simple equation if you do the math. "I always like to say, anyone who talks about touches, do the math working backwards," Koetter said. "How many plays did you have? Divide up how many times you want every guy to touch it and then try to make that equation work out. I would love for Doug to touch it 25 times in every game. But the one thing I'm always talking about, when you're the play-caller, you always have to deal with time and score, time and score, time and score. That dictates a lot."