Bucs Looking For Backup Plan For Tonight

Bucs_Doug_Martin_2012Given a choice, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin likely would opt to play a few snaps in his team’s preseason finale tonight against the Washington Redskins at Raymond James Stadium.

Martin won’t play a down, though. The Bucs already are familiar with the 2012 Pro Bowler’s skill set and know precisely what he can and cannot do for them.

The same cannot be said, however, of those vying for the right to be Martin’s backup.

Whether rookie Mike James, seven-year veteran Brian Leonard or eight-year veteran Peyton Hillis is Tampa Bay’s backup running back remains unsettled. And the Bucs are running out of time to settle it.

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