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Bucs could give RB Blount first-round tender

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01:42 PM ET 03.06 | Basically, Blount was irrelevant, and Martin went on to 1,454 yards, 11 touchdowns and much acclaim. Blount is a restricted free agent this offseason but apparently the Buccaneers still think he's a valuable piece of their squad. Very, very valuable. The Tampa Bay Tribune reports that the Buccaneers are considering placing a first-round tender worth $2.879 million on Blount, meaning they're willing to pay him nearly $3 million in 2013. But if another team deems it necessary to sweep Blount away with a multiyear deal and assuming Tampa Bay doesn't want to match the terms, that squad then would have to give up a first-round draft pick to Tampa Bay for the right to do so.

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March 6, 2013  02:59 PM ET

Blount still has some shelve value.

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March 6, 2013  03:21 PM ET

In the right system, I think he's an effective back, but I don't think anyone wants to trade away a #1 for him.

March 6, 2013  03:34 PM ET

If the Bucs could find a way to use Blount, and Martin together they'd have the best backfield tandem in the NFL!

March 6, 2013  06:02 PM ET

If there's a GM out there that would actually give up a 1st rounder for this dude, he should immediately be fired.

March 7, 2013  07:34 AM ET

They have a choice, sign him or sign him!!!!

March 7, 2013  08:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

If the Bucs could find a way to use Blount, and Martin together they'd have the best backfield tandem in the NFL!

Might not be the best in the league...but definitely a backfield that defenses would have to pay attention to. Done right it would help make Freeman a better QB.

March 7, 2013  12:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

In the right system, I think he's an effective back, but I don't think anyone wants to trade away a #1 for him.

Actually wouldn't this be the year to trade a #1 there doesn't seem to be much in the draft.

 
March 7, 2013  01:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

If there's a GM out there that would actually give up a 1st rounder for this dude, he should immediately be fired.

That would certainly be the shocker of the offseason

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