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Three reasons the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could get DeMarco Murray

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We are set for one of the biggest NFL off-seasons in recent history as several high profile players are set to become free agents.

There are several different schools of thought as to who is currently the biggest name set to hit free agency.

From Ndamukong Suh to DeMarco Murray, from Dez Bryant to Demaryius Thomas, there are going to be a lot of big names hitting free agency this year.

Whoever your choice is for the biggest name on the market in 2015, no-one can argue that Dallas Cowboys runningback DeMarco Murray is one of the biggest.

Everyone wants to know where the best runningback from 2014 will end up, will he re-sign with the Cowboys or will he find a new home?


Personally I think he is set to leave the Cowboys and with several teams set to battle it out for his services, one could pull off the swoop of the year.

Firstly, I feel the reason why Murray is set to leave the AT&T Stadium comes down to finances - Cowboys owner Jerry Jones himself has admitting that re-signing Murray may be difficult.

Murray has reportedly already rejected one offer from the Cowboys for not offering what he wants and if the Cowboys can't match his own valuation of himself, he is surely set to leave Dallas.

So who are the team who could be set to grab Murray in free agency? My bold choice for Murray's future team is in fact, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Off the back of a bad year

The Buccaneers were the worst team in the NFL last year after going 2-14 and sealing the rights to the #1 overall pick in this years draft.

Looking back at Tampa Bay's year from last season, their running game was far from impressive as it was ranked 29th in the league.

Doug Martin and Bobby Rainey were the only Buccaneers players to rush for over 400 yards last season or even 200 yards for that fact.

Room to play with

The Buccaneers are in a good position in terms of the salary cap and would be likely to be able to afford the deal that Murray is after.

With over $25 million of cap room available for Tampa Bay, they could be able to offer Murray what he is looking for.

Murray could revolutionise the Buccaneers offense and would go a long way to helping to improve their fortunes from the last few years.

#1 goes a long way

The Buccaneers have the 10th highest amount of room available regards the salary cap but they can offer Murray something that the other teams can't, the #1 pick in the draft.

Holding the #1 pick in the year that two quarterbacks come through is a great positive towards any deal Tampa try to strike this year.

Telling Murray that they will give him what he wants financially and will also be drafting a quarterback like Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston could be a major appeal for the team.

With the promise of a strong rookie quarterback and some good receiving options, Murray could be an integral piece in one of next season's most surprising offenses.

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