Doug Martin to re-sign with Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and running back Doug Martin have reached agreement on a multiyear contract, keeping him with the team.

Terms were not disclosed, but a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that it's a five-year deal worth more than $35 million.

"Our top priority heading into this offseason was to ensure that Doug remained a Buccaneer and today we are excited to announce that he will," Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said in a statement.

"Many of our offensive accomplishments last season can be attributed to the success of our running game with Doug in the backfield and we believe he is a perfect fit for our offensive system. It is always satisfying when you get the opportunity to reward one of your own players and Doug certainly has earned his place as one of our young foundational players."

Martin, 27, is coming off a huge bounce-back season in which he finished second in the NFL in rushing (1,402 yards) and in yards after contact. He also caught 32 passes for 271 yards and scored seven touchdowns (six rushing) to make his second Pro Bowl.

But Martin's production has been up and down in his four NFL seasons -- either running for more than 1,400 yards (in his first and fourth) or fewer than 500 (in his second and third).

The Bucs took Martin with the 31st pick in 2012, and he finished his rookie season with 1,454 yards and 11 rushing touchdowns and caught 49 passes for 472 yards and one touchdown. The 1,926 yards from scrimmage were second in team history behind James Wilder (2,229 yards) and his rushing total set the franchise's single-season rookie mark.

Martin was a finalist for rookie of the year and earned a Pro Bowl berth as a first alternate.

He played in only six games in 2013 because of a torn labrum in his left shoulder, an injury that eventually landed him on injured reserve. He ran for 456 yards and one touchdown before the injury.

Martin missed five games in 2014 because of knee and ankle injuries and ran for only 494 yards and two touchdowns while sharing carries with Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims.

ESPN NFL Nation reporter Michael DiRocco contributed to this report.

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