Former Bucs RB Doug Martin signs with Raiders

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But per Rapoport, it's a one-year deal.

After a pair of down seasons, Martin bounced back with a strong 2015 campaign, piling up 1,402 yards and seven total touchdowns.

As Mike Florio of PFT points out, Gruden can talk to Martin but not Lynch. However, he has been stuck in the 400-yard range in each of his other four seasons. He set career lows in rushing yards (406) and receptions (9) while matching his career-worst 2.9 yards per carry. He's missed 28 games over the course of his career.

The Raiders entered this offseason with five running backs under contract.

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Now new head honcho Jon Gruden will look to bolster the backfield by bringing in another veteran halfback who has been trending the wrong direction as of late. But it's unclear what the Raiders will be getting out of him.

At the National Football League combine, Gruden remarked that he was "counting on" Lynch to start in the Raiders backfield in 2018, but apparently since then he's had a change of heart. Lynch played reasonably well in his return from a one-year absence, but turns 32 next month and is due a hefty $6 million salary in 2018. The addition of Martin will only help that case, even if Gruden sounded excited to coach Beast Mode.

The Raiders have apparently begun piecing together a back-up plan should they be without 2017 leading rusher Marshawn Lynch moving forward.

"I can't wait to pick his brain and watch him and see how he plays the game and practices and all that", Martin said. It will give Martin a second chance after a awful season in Tampa Bay.

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