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Buccaneers still not committed to Doug Martin when suspension ends

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is due to have his suspension end on Monday, but coach Dirk Koetter is not exactly counting the days until his return.Koetter offered little in the way of an endorsement toward Martin when asked Friday whether the running back would immediately return to the roster.“Well, to be honest with you, I’m worried about Friday, Saturday and Sunday...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Koetter won’t commit to Doug Martin starting upon return from suspension

Tampa Bay may not be giving the reins right back to Doug Martin in Week 4.Speaking with the media on Friday, Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said that it was “impossible” to say if Martin would be the team’s starting running back upon his return from suspension, per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. The two-time Pro Bowler Martin is coming off a down year in 2016 in which he made...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Doug Martin not guaranteed to start after suspension

As the Tampa Bay Buccaneers prepare to hopefully take their next step towards playoff relevancy, running back Doug Martin’s future remains murky.Set to serve the final three games of a four-game suspension to open the season, Martin might not be the starter when he returns to the fold.“Look, he has done everything we’ve asked him to do, and he looks reminiscent of 2015 when he was...
Via Sportsnaut
July 30, 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

Bucs’ Doug Martin okay after someone ran a stop sign and crashed into him

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is thankfully in good health after being involved in a car crash on Thursday.As passed along by Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, Martin was driving his car when someone blew through a stop sign and hit his car. Jenna Laine of ESPN provided the following details on the crash itself:“According to Tampa Police, at approximately 1:15 p.m., Martin...
Via Sportsnaut
May 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Buccaneers passed on Dalvin Cook due to Doug Martin

Florida State running back Dalvin Cook remains on the board heading into day two of the NFL Draft, and one potential suitor had a reason to pass.The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who picked 19th, ended up passing on Cook despite a potential need at running back. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, that was because of the impressive offseason work being done by current running back Doug...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 28, 2017  |  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 (@AdamSchefter...
Via Sportsnaut
December 28, 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 be short...
Via The Sports Daily
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Doug Martin ready to break out in 2015 for the Buccaneers

By Evan Massey The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hoping to take a big step forward in their rebuilding process during the upcoming 2015 season, and Doug Martin is a huge part of their upcoming season. Martin showed legitimate superstar potential during his rookie season, but has fallen off in a big way since then. Injuries have been a big part of his lack of success, but he has been...
Via This Given Sunday
August 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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