Dirk Koetter made it clear that he wants Doug Martin to be re-signed. Martin has also stated that he loves Tampa and wishes to remain here. Hopefully, they can hash out a proper contract as it is clear that Tampa will not use the franchise tag on Doug Martin.
“The Bucs have looked at Martin’s entirety with the team as a whole when assessing his value. He had two injury-filled years sandwiched between two Pro Bowl seasons in Tampa Bay. Both sides remain hopeful of reaching a consensus on a new contract prior to the start of free agency on March 9. The one thing Tampa Bay does not plan on doing is using the franchise tag on Martin.” -Reported by Sander Philipse
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