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Every major NFL free agent signing this offseason -
There's more money than ever for teams to work with and it's getting dished out to free agents.

Brock Osweiler reportedly agrees to $72 million deal with Texans -
The former Broncos quarterback propelled his final season in Denver to a huge new contract in Houston.

NFL free agents over 30 are people, too -
The most influential free agent signings might just be the moves that don't generate splashy headlines.

Chiefs stripped of a 3rd-round pick for tampering with Jeremy Maclin last year -
Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt says he disagrees with the NFL's decision and promises to explore the appeals process.

How a single Jaguars fan tricked ESPN into reporting a fake NFL rumor -
This is a story of one man, a bad rumor and things going too far.

Retiring from the NFL is terrifying, especially if you're not ready to leave -
"You can't be a football player outside of football," former Bengals running back Cedric Benson said. "Society doesn't understand a football player."

Martin's Heart was Always in Tampa Bay
All throughout the process building up towards free agency, there was just one place Martin wanted to be - Tampa Bay.

Back for More! Bucs, Martin Strike 5-Year Deal
The Buccaneers accomplished their most important goal in free agency on Wednesday by re-signing Pro Bowl RB Doug Martin, the NFL's second-leading rusher in 2015, to a new 5-year contract.

Bucs, Martin Agree To Terms To Keep Running Back In Tampa Bay | Pewter Report
Bucs fans can exhale. Doug Martin has agreed to a five-year, $35.75 million deal that keeps him in Tampa Bay according to reports.

Bucs Sign Seahawks G Sweezy To Compete For Mankins' Former Spot | Pewter Report
Just hours after re-signing running back Doug Martin to a five-year contract worth $35.75 million, the Buccaneers signed someone who might block for him\

Bucs' Licht, Koetter And Martin Always Confident Deal Would Get Done | Pewter Report
After a few anxious weeks the Buccaneers were able to retain the services of Pro Bowl running back Doug Martin on Wednesday.

Giants DE Ayers To Visit Buccaneers | Pewter Report
Former New York Giants defensive end Robert Ayers will visit Tampa Bay.

Doug Martin gets $35 million to stay with Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Running back Doug Martin will be staying in Tampa Bay, agreeing to a five-year, $35 million contract with the Buccaneers.

Buccaneers wisely decide that re-signing Doug Martin was best option - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Doug Martin, who played in every game last season and averaged 4.9 yards per carry, is a big reason the Bucs finished fifth in total offense.

Bucs extend qualifying offers to S McDougald, WR Shepard | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday got some important in-house free agency work done just ahead of the start of the signing period that begins at 4 p.m.

Bucs agree to terms with free-agent G J.R. Sweezy | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took a big step toward possibly replacing Pro Bowl left guard Logan Mankins on Wednesday when they agreed to terms on a contract with free agent guard J.R. Sweezy.

Bucs, RB Doug Martin agree 5-year, $35.7-million contract | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — Tucked inside the five-year, $35.7-million contract he gave running back Doug Martin on Wednesday was a message from general manager Jason Licht to every Buccaneer, from linebacker Kwon Alexander to quarterback Jameis Winston.

Report: Lovie Smith may hire Bucs RBs coach to Illinois | Tampa Bay Times
Former Bucs coach Lovie Smith is bringing back many of his 2015 assistant coaches for his new coaching staff to Illinois, and that now reportedly may include a current Bucs assistant.

'Worth every penny' Martin says drive won't change with deal | Tampa Bay Times
Doug Martin led the NFL with 906 yards after contact last season, a testament to his strength and effort. It’s something head coach Dirk Koetter, then the offensive coordinator, noticed early on last off-season.

Bucs agree to terms with Seattle G J.R. Sweezy | Tampa Bay Times
Just hours after signing running back Doug Martin to a five-year, $35.75-million contract, the Bucs added a player he can run behind in Seattle guard J.R. Sweezy.

Bucs, Martin agree to 5-year, $35.75 million deal | Tampa Bay Times
Doug Martin got his big payday and the Bucs will keep their franchise running back.

Free-agent DE Robert Ayers to visit Bucs tonight | Tampa Bay Times
With the re-signing of running back Doug Martin a priority for the first day of free agency, the Bucs have quickly moved to addressing their pass rush, with free agent Robert Ayers due in Tampa on Wednsday night for a visit.