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Bucs release RB Doug Martin after disappointing season

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Two-time Pro Bowl running back Doug Martin has been released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who may look for a replacement in free agency.

Martin rushed for a career-low 406 yards in 2017, when he averaged just 2.9 yards per carry after missing the first three games of the season while serving the remainder of a four-game ban for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancers.

The release comes less than two years after Martin signed a five-year, $35.75 million contract that would have paid him $6.75 million in 2018.

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NFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-New Orleans 1150.688
x-Carolina 1150.688
x-Atlanta 1060.625
Tampa Bay 5110.313
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: J. Winston3504
Pass TDs: J. Winston19
Rush Yds: P. Barber423
Rush TDs: P. Barber3
Rec Yds: M. Evans1001
Rec TDs: C. Brate6
Int: K. Alexander3
Sacks: G. McCoy6.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5816 (9)
Passing Yards: 4607 (2)
Rushing Yards: 1450 (27)
Points per game: 20.9 (19)
Yards per game: 363.5 (9)
Touchdowns: 34 (18)
Field Goals: 25 (19)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 6049 (32)
Passing Yards: 4306 (31)
Rushing Yards: 1880 (23)
Points per game: 23.9 (25)
Yards per game: 378.1 (32)
Touchdowns: 39 (25)
Field Goals: 26 (15)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/20 D. Martin cut
2/20 C. Baker cut
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/31 R. Ayers Jr. shoulder (Doubtful)
12/31 D. Bond ankle (Doubtful)
12/31 C. Brate hip, knee (Questionable)
12/31 C. Godwin ankle (Questionable)
12/31 D. Jackson ankle (Questionable)
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