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Friday, Oct 28, 2016
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Licht: Losing Martin does not guarantee Sims will be featured RB

INDIANAPOLIS — For anyone thinking the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might simply turn their feature running back duties over to current backup Charles Sims should they lose Doug Martin in free agency, think again.

Bucs general manager Jason Licht has thought that scenario through and when asked about it during a break at the NFL Scouting Combine this week he had to concede that he’s unsure how that would work out.

“We really like Charles Sims,’’ Licht said of the third-year pro the Bucs drafted in the third round (69th overall) in 2014. “We love him in his role.

“We think he can carry the ball. We think he’s more valuable in the passing game. But he can carry the ball. You just never know with certain players until they’ve been thrust into a certain role.

“And the thing about Charles Sims is, he’s never been thrust into the role where he’s a workhorse. So you never know how that would work out. But we do like everything about him.’’



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