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Former Bucs’ running back Charlie Garner struggles in post-career

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Charlie Garner, a former NFL running back who finished his career with the Tampa Bay Bucs, is strugging with brain trauma, he says. Garner says he suffered at least 12 concussions a year while playing, and doctors believe he is dealing with the early stages of the Cronric Traumatic Encephalopathy. “I don’t have all of my faculties anymore,” Garner told the Sporting News. “I can’t remember things. When I go to the mall or grocery store, I have to take…

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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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Florida running back Mark Thompson isn’t making predictions

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This time, Mark Thompson will run silently. Thompson, the senior running back for the University of Florida, entered talking last year. He was going to have 1,000 yards by the Georgia game, remember? He was going to kick the doors open in the SEC. It didn’t quite turn out that way. Thompson, a second-team junior college All-American at Dodge City Community College, finished the regular season with only 299 yards rushing a year ago. “I would say last year did…

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Should Tampa Bay Bucs be interested in Adrian Peterson?

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When it comes to the next destination for free agent Adrian Peterson, the Tampa Bay Bucs look like a possible place to run toward. But should they be? Peterson, who has rushed for almost 12,000 yards in his career running for the Minnesota Vikings, certainly has the name for the job. He has seven 1,000 yard seasons. He has scored 97 touchdowns. He is, arguably, the best running back of his generation. Still, there are warning signs to Peterson. He’ll turn…

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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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The running backs: Can FSU star Dalvin Cook win the Heisman Trophy?

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Soon, the chase begins. Soon, Davin Cook sets his eyes on the Heisman Trophy. What’s that? Oh, you don’t think Cook has a shot? After all, of the six players who finished ahead of Cook in last year’s Heisman race, four of them are back. In the odds of winning the Heisman, Cook is fifth. Doesn’t that put him in the chase position from the start? Well, not really. If the Heisman voting recently shows us anything, it’s that it…

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Tennessee adds another Heisman winner in Tide’s Derrick Henry

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That settles it. The Tennessee Titans are collecting Heisman Trophies. Tennessee took Alabama running back Derrick Henry in the second round of the NFL draft Friday, marking the second straight year the team has picked the Heisman Trophy winner. A year ago, the Titans picked Marcus Mariota. Henry fell in the draft, practically because running backs have been devalued in the NFL draft. But Henry lacked the burst of, say, Ezekiel Elliott, who went to Dallas with the fourth pick.

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