DOUG MARTIN RUMORS & GOSSIP

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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  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....
Via Sportsnaut
May 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Doug Martin welcomes rookie RB to the Bucs

If Doug Martin sees the Tampa Bay Buccaneers using a fifth-round pick to select a running back as a threat to his job, he’s not showing it.Tampa Bay used the No. 162 pick to select Boise State running back Jeremy McNichols. As is expected, McNichols was excited and shared his excitement on Twitter. Martin — himself a former Boise State running back — welcomed McNichols to the...
Via Sportsnaut
April 29, 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...
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 ...
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

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

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

Doug Martin wants NFL to stop calling him 'Muscle Hamster'

By Darren Hartwell The holiday season is a few months away, and Doug Martin won’t be asking for any fancy new toys. He just wants everyone to stop calling him by that dumb nickname. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back earned the nickname “Muscle Hamster” back in college thanks to a few Boise State teammates impressed by his small stature and incredible strength. Yet...
Via NESN.com
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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