Report: Niners, Jags And Doug Martin

March 8th, 2016

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Whoa! Action is heating up as the free agency dinner bell prepares to ring tomorrow at 4 p.m.

One reason Joe is often quoting buzz from Ian Rapoport is because he works for NFL Network, which is owned by the NFL and Joe knows general managers are told it’s in their job descriptions to cooperate with Rapoport. Essentially, he has a largely unimpeded pipeline to teams and their inner workings.

This morning, per, Rapoport is talking about Doug Martin and the 49ers and Jaguars.

Another team to watch on Martin is San Francisco, per Rapoport. Martin would be an intriguing fit with Chip Kelly and could pair well with Carlos Hyde. Martin owns the lateral agility Murray lacked to succeed on Kelly’s stretch runs. We also know that Kelly isn’t shy about adding big-name, high-priced runners with an injury history. Would Trent Baalke go along?

Later in that post linked above is where the Jags are linked to Martin. Frankly, the Jags are linked to every big free agent, it seems, because the team has such a massive amount of cap room and appears poised to benefit from key acquisitions to their already explosive offense.

It’s about time for that 11th-hour offer from the Bucs.

33 Responses to “Report: Niners, Jags And Doug Martin”

  1. DB55 Says:

    Martin n Hyde would be a devastating combo.

  2. Tom Edrington Says:

    SF: team without a QB…..would he want to go there?

    Jags: worse than the Bucs…..would he want to go there?

  3. DallasBuc Says:

    Isn’t Martin from northern Cali? Would be a good fit for everyone except the Bucs.
    Licht, do your job and negotiate a deal.

  4. al121976 Says:

    I heard the Raiders are after him and just signed the top FA guard, could very well be his destination.

  5. NJBucsFan Says:

    Ezekiel please if this happens.

  6. Ben the Ga Buc Says:

    NJBucsFan Says:
    March 8th, 2016 at 11:34 am
    Ezekiel please if this happens.


    Still need to go defense at #9. If we lose Doug, we still have Sims and we can get a big name RB FA.

  7. Guzzie Says:

    Would Martin go to the raiders or jags?? Do you watch nfl games, the answer is hell yes, they have money to blow and aren’t scared to use it, plus they both have young better than Jameis (for now) franchise QBS, and both are in week divisions, it’s safe to say other than Luck, Carr and Bortles are the best young QBs in both of those divisions, which means Doug goes to a contender, the bucs are probably not with Newton Brees and Ryan6 times a year

  8. martinii Says:

    Being an OSU alumni I am all in on Zeke. As an avid Buc’s fan I want to resign Martin. Zeke could replicate Martins rookie year and he is a great blocker, Plus he has the makings of a good OL which Martin didn’t. He is durable, great character, and consulate team player. Additionally he is in our wheelhouse at 9. Stranger things have happened. Just “Dreaming.”

  9. Buc1987 Says:

    Tom…I say he goes where the money flows.

  10. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Neither team is going to happen. They might be interested, but Martin isn’t going to sign with them.

  11. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    He’s not interested in the Jags. He won’t work for Chip Kelly (unless he really is all about the money, which would make me right for questioning his work ethic). And he isn’t going to go to the Raiders.

    This is actually a good sign, because the teams that would be best for him do not seem to be pursuing him…so far.

  12. biff barker Says:

    Martin is from Oakland.

    The Kelly/Niner’s rumors have been making the rounds.

  13. unbelievable Says:

    SMDH at all these people calling to draft Elliott at #9. Seriously?

    WTF are you smoking? You don’t draft a run-stopping safety at 7, and you don’t draft a RB at #9 in the NFL today.

  14. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    @ SMDH..and to top if all off, some mock drafters have us picking Ezekiel at #9…and that was just in the past 48 hours..

  15. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    Some team out there is going to really overpay for Martin. I just pray it isn’t us. Sims had the exact same 4.9 YPC this seasons. He is also younger and more athletic. He can be our lead back if needed. We are being linked with Chris Ivory. I think he would make a great backfield duo with Sims. We DO NOT need Doug Martin.

    Let him go to the bay area and disappear into the sunset out west. Once he gets that money he is done. Mark my words all you haters. I would be surprised if he even gets 700-800 yards next season. And thats being generous IMO.

  16. Bo Says:

    Elliott at #9 is stupid..

  17. R.O. Says:

    Why play for either of those teams? Bucs should be back in playoffs be4 either of them. That’s the problem with free agency.. Most players go to where the money is rather then wanting to be in a good situation..

  18. Guzzie Says:

    Unbelievable…..what ever happened to best player available? You want to talk NFL today, here’s some knowledge rookie DEs rarely make big impacts, besides how far apart in talent are Spence/Lawson/Dodd (projected 1st rounders) from Ogbah/Calhoun/ Tapper/ Correa (2nd round talents) no much, you want talk rookie CB we are talking small CBs Haregreaves or Alexander round pick 9, give me more height and speed in Eli Apple/William Hackson/Kendall Fuller…the only elite talent possibly worth the 9 pick is Buckner (Oregon DE rarely pan out) DT Rankins but there are quite a few similar graded DTs, OT Ronnie Stanley but OT looks likely to be addresses in free agency, that leaves Ezekiel Elliott so let’s talk fit-need/yes BPA/yes character/yes speed,durability/yes pass-blocker,pass-catching ability/yes your move name me one reason not to take Elliott who’d you rather have a REACH DE/CB or a close to a sure thing, this is a defensive draft plenty of comparable talent rounds 2-5 get the top skill player available then draft the rest defense

  19. Guzzie Says:

    R O the jags and raiders are way closer to the playoffs than Tampa have you seen the division’s they play in AFC south and west, we play Newton Ryan n Brees 6 times a year I’m sorry but jameis has ways to go to compete with those teams

  20. biff barker Says:

    Bo Says:

    Elliott at #9 is stupid..

    He probably isn’t going to be there anyway.

    I’d be tempted though. Putting him on a 5 year rookie contract is both cheaper and smarter than giving Martin the money.

  21. Nick2 Says:

    We have $60 million in cap space and no veteran franchise quarterback to eat that up. If we do not sign Doug I predict it will put pressure on Jameis Winston that wasn’t there last year to perform at a higher level. More pressure means more interceptions. We have the money let just get it done!!!!!

  22. Guzzie Says:

    Thank you biff my point exactly zeke the next 5 years or Doug the next 2 years the defensive talent looks the same after pick 9 all the way through the 3rd round, it’s a defensive draft sure we can draft a RB later but there is only one elite 3 down back

  23. Connor Says:

    This is the Buccaneers people. They don’t like to win.

  24. BFFL Says:

    sign Forte for less and spend entire cap on defense and OL

  25. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Malik Jackson to join Jags, Hali signs again w Chiefs

  26. Tiny Tim Says:

    Todd gurley was drafted at ten last year so……….

  27. Guzzie Says:

    1st RB Ezekiel Elliott (only if Doug leaves)
    2nd DE shilique Calhoun
    3rd CB Artie Burns
    4th DE Charles Tapper
    5th S Jeremy Cash
    6th WR Mike Thomas the southern Mississippi one
    6th K Roberto Aguayo

  28. Ross Says:

    It’s getting old to see another talent walk out door, nice job Bucs!

  29. Buccanole Says:

    unbelievable Says:
    March 8th, 2016 at 12:13 pm
    SMDH at all these people calling to draft Elliott at #9. Seriously?

    WTF are you smoking? You don’t draft a run-stopping safety at 7, and you don’t draft a RB at #9 in the NFL today.

    You ever heard of Todd Gurley? He went 10th I’d take him at 9

  30. University of Seffner Says:

    Don’t care how much money Martin requests, pay him what he wants Mr Licht!

  31. James Walker Says:

    Just start Mike James and Charles Simms. If you get the o-line completely solid we don’t need a 8-10 million dollar running back.

  32. Mike Johnson Says:

    If our Bucs really wanted Martin, he would have been signed by now. and he might just say, to hell with Licht for making him hit the market and sign with another team. You cannot blame him. Although I would love having Martin back, he may be at a point of no return with his agent and ego. Its all football. Somebody else’s gain and our loss. I do not think the same chemistry will be there at seasons beginning on offense if Martin is gone. I’m ah tellin you all..this is a bad mistake for a team trying to go up in the league. Free agents are looking and sayin, WE ARE CHEAPO’S.

  33. unbelievable Says:

    @Guzzie @Buccanole

    I just think you draft a position with a longer average career lifespan, than a running back, with a top 10 pick in today’s NFL.

    Now if we traded back 5 – 10 spots, picked up some more picks, then took a RB… I could be on board. I think BPA at #9 will align with a need greater than RB.