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Bucs still pondering what to do with running back Doug Martin

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Is Doug Martin running on empty? Martin, the Tampa Bay Bucs’ back who was second in the NFL in rushing two seasons ago, but who fell off substantially a year ago (to 421 yards) and finished the season suspended for PEDs, remains the property of the Bucs. However, there has been much speculation that the Bucs might check out a first-round running back in the upcoming draft. The Bucs are still trying to figure out if they can give a…

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What will the Tampa Bay Bucs do with running back Doug Martin?

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The biggest question of the off-season for the Tampa Bay Bucs remains unanswered. Should the Bucs tackle running back Doug Martin? Or should they let him run free? It is a difficult question. Martin will miss the first three games of the season after testing positive for drugs, which means it was his second positive. Since his suspension lets the team off the hook of his high-priced contract he signed before last season, it would appear that the team’s options…

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Drug violation led to the benching of Bucs’ back Doug Martin

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The unexplained benching of Tampa Bay Bucs running back Doug Martin cleared up Wednesday afternoon. Martin announced he is serving a four-game suspension for performing enhancing drugs. “I was notified last week of a four-game suspension for violating the league’s drug policy,” Martin said in a statement. “My initial instinct was to appeal the suspension and finish the season with my teammates. However, after numerous discussions with people close to me – including Coach (Dirk) Koetter – I am starting…

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Records aside, St. Petersburg Bowl is big for Miami, Mississippi State

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Sometimes, to enjoy a bowl game, you have look beyond a team’s record. Like, for instance, this year’s St. Petersburg Bowl. Mississippi State is 5-7. Miami (Ohio) is 6-6. Which makes it possible that both teams will leave the field with losing records. But there are interesting things about both teams. Miami, for instance, started the season 0-6, then went on a six-game winning streak. That’s never been done before. In October, Mississippi State was 2-5 before getting into a…

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Questioning the Bucs-Chargers game and the Tampa Bay winning streak

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5 questions to ponder about Sunday’s game between the Bucs and Chargers. 1. Tampa Bay has won three straight games. Shouldn’t they be a big favorite over San Diego? No, not on the road. The Bucs are actually a three and half-point underdog in the game. Hey, it’s a long way to San Diego, and it takes a long time to change the mind of the oddsmakers. The Chargers are only 5-6, but they’ve been snake-bit. They’ve lost by one…

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Matthew approaches as South Florida sees first rain bands, expected Cat 4

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Forecasters say the first outer rain bands from Hurricane Matthew already have begun to approach Florida as the big storm crosses the Bahamas toward the state. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Matthew is still a Category 3 hurricane as of 8 a.m. Thursday, packing top sustained winds up to 125 mph. It’s still expected to become an even more powerful Category 4 storm in coming hours as it approaches Florida’s east coast starting Thursday night. The storm…

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At least 500K urged to evacuate as Matthew nears Florida

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Hurricane Matthew marched toward Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas and at least a half a million people along the coast were urged to evacuate their homes Wednesday, a mass exodus ahead of a major storm packing power the U.S. hasn’t seen in more than a decade. Matthew was a dangerous and life-threatening Category 3 storm with sustained winds of 120 mph (190 kph) as it passed through the Bahamas, and it was expected to be very near Florida’s Atlantic coast…

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