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Raiders expected to make strong push for Doug Martin

Raiders expected to make strong push for Doug Martin
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It seems that Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden may have a bit of a crush on former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin.

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With that said, Martin was also suspended for four games after violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. He entered rehab after this, and over the past two seasons hasn't looked like the same back who was dominant at times early in his career.

Over that two-year span, Martin has failed to top 425 rushing yards in either season, a far cry from the 1, while playing in just 19 combined games and averaging 2.9 yards per carry. He also has scored just six rushing touchdowns in 2016 and 2017 combined, and even the 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns he racked up as a rookie,402 yards and six scores he had back in 2015.

Laine certainly made some valid points. If Bradley Chubb is off the board by the time the Buccaneers pick at No. 7, then the team could be in trouble if they don’t land a solid pass-rusher through the draft. Heading into the draft without a dominant and explosive defensive end is surely a risky move for general manager Jason Licht and the rest of the franchise to make. Though Noah Spence is poised to return to the gridiron this season, the team doesn’t have a ton of depth at defensive end which is why the Bucs are struggling with generating an effective pass-rush, getting to the quarterback and notching sacks. As a result, it’s uncertain whether he’ll return to the type of defensive end he is known for being after back-to-back injury riddles seasons. Aside from him, the team would be incredibly wise to target an edge rusher through free agency even if they do during the draft as well.

The 29-year-old running back will attempt to salvage the next stage of his career under new Raiders coach Jon Gruden after rushing for fewer than 425 yards each of the past two seasons.

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He was suspended four games late in 2016 for violating the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New England Patriots. The Buccaneers finished dead last in the NFL with 22 sacks last season, while the Patriots couldn't muster any sort of rush on Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles in their Super Bowl loss, so both make a lot of sense as suitors for Murphy's services.

Early Wednesday morning, Murphy released a tweet that seemed to indicate that the Redskins were not being considered, as he thanked them for a great start to his career.

Now with the Cincinnati Bengals and old friends Jacob Burney and Jim Haslett, Chris Baker sounds ready to start his comeback tour.

Baker put ink to paper with the Bengals this week, a quick turnaround after a somewhat-ugly split with the  Tampa Bay Buccaneers one year into his three-year deal.

The fit didn’t work for either side there, though the Bengals moved quickly regardless because both Burney and Haslett spent time with Baker during his successful days in Washington.

There, Baker was an undrafted prospect who played well on the edge of a 3-4. He’s hoping a reunion with his former coaches will let his athleticism go to work.

“It always helps to be around people that really believe in you and really know what you can do,” Baker said, according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com. “They’re going to give me a shot and see what I can do. I’m doing everything on my part to put my best foot forward when I get out there. I feel like I’m in the best shape of my life.”

Baker says he also spoke with defensive coordinator Teryl Austin and understands he’ll have to earn playing time.

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A signing who doesn’t hurt the team’s comp picks because he was cut and they’re familiar with thanks to the two names mentioned, Baker could end up as quite the steal for the Bengals if he cashes in on a resurgence.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are certainly in the market for free agent players with $72 million in cap space according to Spotrac. While they could certainly use a big time signing or two, the Bucs also need to evaluate older veteran players to bolster their young talent base.

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Former Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers guard Josh Sitton has been on the of NFL’s top guards for years. His play in Chicago provide no indication of significant decline. Picking up Sitton would shore up the Bucs’ offensive interior and put a stable veteran presence on the line. Signing Sitton would likely mean cutting Sweezy or passing on re-signing Pamphile, but given last year’s offensive line play, that may be what is needed.


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