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Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers C Joe Hawley signed a two-year contract worth $5.5 million but the second year of the deal is an option year. The deal includes $1 million in guaranteed money.
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Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:52:40 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head Dirk Koetter said it is hard to feature two running backs in an offense, and offensive coordinator Todd Monken said he is looking forward to having RB Doug Martin back. "It will be great getting a guy like Doug back to where he was that will add to that explosion, because we just didn't have that in the run game last year, with all the injuries," Monken said. "We had six different guys carry the ball last year."
Fantasy Tip: Despite Monken's optimism, there is no guarantee Martin will even be back with the team, let alone be an effective starter. He will also be suspended for the first three games, so his fantasy value is up in the air at this point.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:40:24 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said the Buccaneers are not "desperate" for a running back but are "always looking" and willing to take advantage of a draft that is deep at the position.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:03:50 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin completed his stay at an undisclosed rehab center in February, according to the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud. He will still miss the first three games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy in December.
Fantasy Tip: There's been much speculation that Martin won't even make it to training camp based on his injury history and the fact there is no guaranteed money left on his contract. If Tampa Bay uses an early pick on a runner next month, it's a good bet he'll need to find another job, as the Bucs like Jacquizz Rodgers and value Charles Sims as a weapon in the passing game.
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Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:31:42 -0700
Free-agent WR Cecil Shorts (Buccaneers) has had two knee surgeries and will require at least one more after tearing the ACL, MCL and PCL in his right knee, as well as dislocating his kneecap, during Week 13 this past season. He's three months into a rehab process that is expected to last between 18 and 24 months, and there's no guarantee Shorts will be able to play football again.
Fantasy Tip: It would be very unfortunate if Shorts is ultimately unable to make it back to the gridiron, as he did have some productive years for fantasy owners. From 2012-14, Shorts manufactured three consecutive seasons in which he registered more than 50 receptions and 550 receiving yards, while accumulating 11 combined touchdowns over that span. It looks like there's no chance at all he plays during the 2017 campaign, but hopefully he's able to eventually return.
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