DOUG MARTIN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Bucs have not given up on Doug Martin

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may not be ready to give up on Doug Martin just yet.Florida Football Insiders’ Roy Cummings discussed Martin’s situation with the Bucs in an article published on Wednesday. In the article, Cummings says the Bucs plan to play the situation out with Martin before deciding what to do with him.Martin, 28, was suspended four games for violating the league’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs' Doug Martin suspended four games, will enter rehab

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin won’t finish the 2016 season after violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. He’s been suspended four games by the league as a result, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, and he’s decided to get help by entering a treatment facility. The full statement from #Bucs RB Doug Martin, saying "I cannot win these personal battles alone...
Via NESN.com
December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Buccaneers RB Doug Martin suspended four games

It’s now all starting to make sense. Shortly after it was reported that Doug Martin was leaving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for personal reasons, said departure could have to do with the fact that he’s apparently been suspended four games by the NFL. Bucs RB Doug Martin failed a drug test and is being suspended four games starting now, per league sources. — Adam Schefter ...
Via Sportsnaut
December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Martin stepping away from Bucs for 'personal issues'

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin has reportedly stepped away from the team in advance of the final game of the regular season. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Martin left the team on Wednesday to take care of some “personal issues.” Source: #Bucs RB Doug Martin is stepping away from the team to take care of personal issues. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston defends running back Doug Martin

For the second consecutive week, Pro Bowl running back Doug Martin will be a healthy inactive as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers close out their season. It’s an odd turn in a relationship that seemed to be going swimmingly when Martin signed a five-year, $35.8 million contract this past offseason. That came immediately after the running back tallied nearly 1,700 total yards during the...
Via Sportsnaut
December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Doug Martin to be inactive again, could be finished with Bucs

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is once again going to be inactive for Week 17, and it’s fair to wonder if he has played his last game for the team. Martin was inactive for last weekend’s game against the New Orleans Saints despite being healthy. Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said Monday that keeping Martin off the active roster was a “coach’s decision.” Martin...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Bucs call Doug Martin’s late scratch for Week 16 a ‘coach’s decision’

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin was a surprise inactive for Week 16 against the New Orleans Saints, and the team didn’t provide very many details as to why. The Bucs said Martin’s eleventh-hour scratch was not because of any sort of injury but rather due to a “coach’s decision,” per Brett Martel of the Associated Press. The #Buccaneers apparently have...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Buccaneers RB Doug Martin returns to practice

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had some rotten luck at the running back position. First, Doug Martin injured his hamstring back in Week 2. Then shortly after that, backup running back Charles Sims was put on injured reserve with a knee injury. Fortunately, Week 10 may be the game that Martin returns. Per Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, Martin was spotted practicing for the first...
Via Sportsnaut
November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Doug Martin likely to leave Buccaneers in free agency

By Michael Dixon Fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who want to see running back Doug Martin return to the franchise in 2016 were dealt a bit of bad news by Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune. Rough Waters ahead? RB Doug Martin more likely to sign with a team other than #Bucs on first day of free agency, per a league source. — Roy Cummings (@RCummingsTBO) February 25, 2016...
Via Sportsnaut
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Doug Martin has a new nickname, no longer wants to be called ‘Muscle Hamster’

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin never liked being called “Muscle Hamster.” Even when everything was clicking for him during his stellar rookie season, in which Martin rushed for 1,454 yards (11 touchdowns), he called it “the worst nickname ever.” On paper, though, the nickname made sense. Standing at just five-foot-nine, but weighing 223 pounds, Martin may...
Via The Sports Daily
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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