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DOUG MARTIN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Should the 49ers chase OG Josh Sitton or RB Doug Martin in free agency?

This week, the Chicago Bears released offensive guard Josh Sitton and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released running back Doug Martin. Could the San Francisco 49ers see a place for them in NFL free agency for a squad with playoff hopes in 2018?   Well, we’re officially entering the beginning...
Via Niner Noise
1 day ago

The 'All muscle hamsters go to heaven' quiz

On Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released running back Doug Martin after six seasons with the team. Coming out of Boise State, Martin was drafted 31st overall by the Bucs in the 2012 NFL Draft and was a revelation for the team in his rookie season. He ran for 1,454 yards along with 49 receptions and 472 yards through the air, giving him 1,926 yards from scrimmage in his first...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bucs release Doug Martin

One of the NFL offseason’s long-expected moves is now official. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released running back Doug Martin, per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.General manager Jason Licht appeared to foreshadow the move earlier in mid-January, saying Martin “just wasn’t ever the same” following his suspension.Between that and the running back’s expensive contract, the release...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Martin released by Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are moving on from Doug Martin after the running back’s tumultuous 2017 season.According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bucs informed Martin on Tuesday that he has been released. The move will save them $6.75 million against the salary cap heading into the 2018 season. Martin, 29, finished the 2017 season with just 406 rushing yards and three...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers release RB Doug Martin

The Buccaneers have released running back Doug Martin, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times (Twitter link). Tampa Bay has since confirmed the move.As PFR noted in assessing the offseason outlook for Tampa Bay, Martin was one of the NFL’s least productive running backs in 2017. Among the 36 running backs who handled at least 125 carries last season, Martin finished dead...
Via Pro Football Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs GM foreshadowing release of Doug Martin?

The existing suspicion that Doug Martin has played his final game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took another step toward reality with general manager Jason Licht’s latest comments.According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Licht said Martin “just wasn’t ever the same” after returning from his three-game suspension.“It wasn’t until late that Peyton [Barber] kind of arrived and...
Via Sportsnaut
January 16, 2018  |  Discuss

Doug Martin healthy inactive for MNF

The running game failed the Buccaneers this season due to Doug Martin’s continuing struggles. For Monday night, they went with someone else.The Buccaneers deactivated Martin for their game against the Falcons. This is because he violated a rule about team meetings. Regardless of his demotion, the Buccaneers wanted to give Peyton Barber a chance as a starter. Martin hasn’t been the...
Via The Sports Post
December 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Doug Martin benched because of violation of team rule

Doug Martin was surprisingly announced as a healthy scratch for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ game against the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night, and now we have an idea why.NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says Martin violated a team rule regarding a meeting. He also says Martin should play in the team’s final two games. This will be Martin’s fifth missed game this season. He missed games earlier...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Bucs GM: Doug Martin looks more like his 2015 self

All of the reports coming out of Tampa Bay Buccaneers camp indicate nothing but good things for running back Doug Martin.NFL Network’s Mike Garofolo relayed word from Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht with yet another positive report on Martin, who ended last season suspended for a violation of the NFL drug policy.“I had a conversation with [Licht]. He said, ‘[Martin] looks lean...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Doug Martin: Rehab ‘turned a negative into a positive’

Going back to the end of 2016, the road has been rough for Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin. Thanks to a positive drug test, he was suspended for four games at the end of the 2016 season, which will spill into 2017.As a result of the positive drug test, Martin went to rehab. On Thursday, he called the trip a success, even going as far as to say that it “turned a negative...
Via Sportsnaut
May 25, 2017  |  Discuss
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