Doug Martin dolls go on clearance after he is not franchise tagged

The deadline for franchise tagging players has come and gone, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers chose not to use theirs on running back Doug Martin. At least one department store in the Tampa area seems to believe that means Martin is done with the Bucs. As Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times noted Tuesday, a Target store in Tampa put a bunch of Martin dolls (can’t tell if they’re...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 02, 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 expected to test free agency

One of the league’s top rushers could have a new home next season. Doug Martin is expected to test free agency, according to the Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud. Martin, 27, was second in the NFL with 1,402 rushing yards last season. Though Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM Jason Licht says there is mutual interest from both sides in having the Muscle Hamster return to the team, Stroud...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Doug Martin Really Would Like You To Stop Calling Him ‘Muscle Hamster’ (Video)

SAN FRANCISCO — Don’t call Doug Martin “Muscle Hamster.” Seriously. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back burst on to the scene in 2012 with 1,454 rushing yards in his rookie season, earning the “Muscle Hamster” moniker along the way. Now that he’s established himself as one of the game’s best running back, he wants to get the message out: He hates that nickname....
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Doug Martin wants to sign extension with Bucs

Doug Martin needs a new contract, and the running back hopes the deal comes from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While appearing on PFT Live, Martin said he wants to stay with the organization that drafted him in 2012, even if that means playing the 2016 season under the franchise tag. “I love Tampa and Tampa loves me. I’ve got a house out there so I do wish I’ll go back to...
Via Sportsnaut
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Doug Martin runs through Eagles defense for TD

Doug Martin had quite a day for the Buccaneers at Philadelphia on Sunday. He ran for 177 yards in the first half alone, including this 58-yard gain. Please don't blink. You're gonna miss this Doug Martin 58-yard blur if you do. #TBvsPHI — NFL (@NFL) November 22, 2015 Martin also had an 84-yard run to his credit, even though it wasn’t a touchdown...
Via The Sports Daily
November 22, 2015  |  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 asks NFL to stop calling him ‘Muscle Hamster’

By Darryn Albert Much like Adam Jones and “Pacman,” Harold Miner and “Baby Jordan,” or Jim Everett and “Chris,” Buccaneers running back Doug Martin loathes the nickname “Muscle Hamster.” The 26-year-old has made his disdain for the epithet well-known in the last couple of years, so he obviously wasn’t happy when the NFL recently tried to resurrect the hated...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 26, 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...
August 26, 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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