NFL.com "Doug Martin is staying in Tampa Bay. The running back has agreed to a five-year deal worth $35.75 million with the Buccaneers, per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport." March 09
Today's Pigskin "According to a report from Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are close to re-signing running back Doug Martin. While the length of the deal has yet to surface, Stroud adds that Martin will earn approximately $6.85 million annually with the new contract. Although the..." March 09
Thought Oakland was done? I'm told they are now entering the Doug Martin sweepstakes. He could be scary behind that upgraded offensive line.
Talks between Martin’s agent, Brian Murphy and Bucs GM Jason Licht Saturday failed to close the gap to prevent Martin from being a FA.
Tampa Bay Times "Buccaneers running back Doug Martin has made no secret of his desire to sign a new contract that will allow him to return to Tampa Bay for the 2016 season and beyond. But as contract negotiations between the would-be free agent and the Bucs drag on, the chances of the two-time Pro Bowler..." February 26
Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a "good chance" of re-signing Doug Martin, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports, weeks after claiming that Martin is likely to hit free agency. The Bucs will meet with Martin's agent in Indianapolis this week, as they will with most NFL agents, but deals like..." February 23
Pewter Report "The Buccaneers understand the value and importance that All-Pro running back Doug Martin brings to the offense. Now the question for Tampa Bay’s front office is how does that translate into dollars and cents? Martin is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on March 9, and both sides are..." February 18
Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may not re-sign Doug Martin before the start of free agency next month. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times claims that the Bucs aren't likely to meet Martin's asking price, and may look at cheaper options in free agency to replace Martin. "We've had great discussions,..." February 12
Bucs Nation "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have to do one thing before free agency opens: re-sign running back Doug Martin. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, that's very likely to happen. Tampa Bay and Doug Martin are likely to figure out a deal that works for both sides, which would take one of the top running..." February 09
Pro Football Talk "Buccaneers running back Doug Martin might be headed for free agency. But first he’s in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl, and Martin said this week he won’t be letting up when the pads come on Sunday night. “It’s a nice vacation setting but when it comes to playing the game, you have to go 100 percent,”..." January 31
Pewter Report "The Senior Bowl is not only a place where all 32 teams watch the best senior talent available in the NFL Draft as well as the NFL’s largest job market, it’s also a place where agents and general managers meet to begin preliminary contract talks. PewterReport.com has learned that such discussions..." January 28
Pewter Report "Free agency wheeling and dealing doesn’t begin until March but Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin picked up an early vote of confidence from his new head coach. The Buccaneers officially introduced Dirk Koetter as the franchise’s replacement for Lovie Smith with a Friday afternoon press..." January 19