Doug Martin RUMORS & NEWS

  • With Doug Martin questions, Bucs weigh options at running back

    Tampa Bay Times "Doug Martin is used to getting knocked down as a running back, but this time he needed some help getting back up. Suspended four games for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy in December, one week after he was benched for a critical game at New Orleans that the Bucs lost,..." March 19

  • Bucs haven’t given up on Doug Martin for 2017

    Florida Football Insider "Contrary to what you may have heard coming out of the rumor mill, the Buccaneers have not given up on the idea of Doug Martin running the ball for them again in 2017 or beyond. The word from inside One Buc Place is that the Bucs intend to play the Martin situation out and see where things stand..." February 16

  • Doug Martin suspended 4 games for drug policy violation "Doug Martin has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's drug policy, the team announced Wednesday. Martin was not at the team's practice on Wednesday. Coach Dirk Koetter said Martin's absence was excused and that Martin would be releasing a statement later in the day. Martin..." December 29

  • Doug Martin reportedly stepping away from Bucs due to ‘personal issues’

    Larry Brown Sports "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.” Prior to that report, there had been..." December 28

  • Jameis Winston defends running back Doug Martin

    Sportsnaut "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...." December 28

  • Bucs' Martin expected to be inactive for season finale

    Tampa Bay Times "Two days after being benched for the first time in his pro career, Doug Martin's season appears to be over and his future with the Bucs is in doubt. Martin, the two-time Pro Bowl running back who was told to take a seat for the Bucs' 31-24 loss to the Saints on Saturday, will not be active for..." December 27

  • Dirk Koetter on benching Doug Martin: I felt Jacquizz Rodgers was better for this game

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers played without running back Doug Martin for more than a month earlier this season because of an injury, but it was a coach’s decision that kept Martin out of the lineup against the Saints on Saturday. Martin was a healthy scratch as the Bucs opted to go with Jacquizz Rodgers,..." December 25

  • Buccaneers' Martin surprise inactive vs. Saints "The Buccaneers surprised the football world with a key inactive that no one saw coming. Tampa Bay listed running back Doug Martin as inactive for Saturday's game against New Orleans. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Martin was a healthy scratch via a coach's decision, which is fairly..." December 24

  • Koetter: “There’s nothing wrong with Doug Martin”

    Florida Football Insider "Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter has heard some of the moans and groans that have uttered regarding the play of running back Doug Martin of late. It would be hard for him not to when you consider how quiet Martin has been. Since his return from a hamstring strain five weeks ago the two-time Pro..." December 13

  • Bucs RB Doug Martin will be active Sunday vs. Bears

    Tampa Bay Times "Bucs running back Doug Martin will be on the active roster and dressed for Sunday's home game against the Bears, playing for the first time since injuring his hamstring eight weeks ago, the Times has learned. Martin practiced this week and showed progress each day but was listed as..." November 12

  • Doug Martin questionable, a game-time decision this week

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers don’t know yet if their running back drought is going to end this week, and they might not until 90 minutes before kickoff with the Bears this week. Via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said that running back Doug Martin was going to be a true game-time..." November 11

  • Buccaneers’ “hope” for a return by Doug Martin may be fading

    Today's Pigskin "On the day they first began preparing for their season opener against the Falcons this past September, Peyton Barber, Mike James and Russell Hansbrough weren’t even on the Buccaneers’ active roster. On Monday, the day they began preparing for the first game of the second half of their season,..." November 09

  • Injured RBs Martin, Rodgers still absent from Bucs practice

    Tampa Bay Times "On Friday, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said on national radio he was "hopeful" that injured RB Doug Martin "maybe has a shot" at returning for a home game against the Bears after missing six games with a hamstring injury. But if Bucs fans had hopes Martin would return this week, there was no..." November 08

  • Bucs RB Doug Martin finally eyeing return, against Bears

    Sporting News "Tampa Bay’s running back woes could finally be coming to an end. Appearing on SiriusXM NFL Radio with co-host Gil Brandt and me, Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter said Friday night there is optimism that starter Doug Martin can return to practice from a hamstring injury next week and play in Tampa..." November 05

  • Doug Martin out indefinitely after setback with hamstring injury

    Larry Brown Sports "It doesn’t look like Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin will be back in action any time soon. Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said on Wednesday that Martin, who has been out since Week 2 with a hamstring injury, suffered a setback in his recovery and has no timetable to return, per Greg..." October 19

  • Running back Doug Martin still out for Buccaneers

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers are going to face one of the best defenses in the league, and they’re going to have to do it without several key offensiv eparts. Via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bucs are listing running back Doug Martin, wide receiver Cecil Shorts, tight end Luke Stocker and defensive..." September 30