The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released running back and former first round pick Doug Martin this morning.
The Buccaneers have released RB Doug Martin
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) February 20, 2018
In 2017, Martin rushed for 406 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games. He was selected to two Pro Bowls and was a first-team All-Pro in 2015.
Martin just finished the second year of a five-year $35.7M contract. His departure will open up about $6.7M in cap space for the Buccaneers.
While he certainly never really met the hype he created in his rookie season, Martin can still make a roster. He’ll likely end up with a team who uses a platoon style backfield. Look for San Francisco and perhaps Denver to express some interest in the 29-year-old.