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Buccaneers release Doug Martin

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released running back Doug Martin on Tuesday. The move was expected since the end of the season.

The move saves the Buccaneers $6.75 million against the salary cap. This move, according to Spotrac, could be one of several running back cap casualties in the next several weeks.

Martin had been with the Buccaneers for the past six seasons. After coming back from his PEDs suspension this season, he played in 11 games.

In those games, he had a 138 carries for 406 yards. He also had three touchdowns.

Martin was the second-leading rusher on the team behind Peyton Barber. The 23-year-old Barber only made four starts compared to Martin’s eight, but had 108 carries for 423 yards and three touchdowns.

The 29-year-old Martin made 65 out of 68 starts with the Buccaneers. He had 1,150 carries for 4,633 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns.

He has only had two breakout seasons in his career, one coming as a rookie in 2012 and the other game in 2015.

Martin rushed for a career-best 1,454 rushing yards as a rookie in 2012. Then, in 2015, he rushed for 1,402.

The four other seasons he has not broken 500 yards.

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