Doug Martin RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bucs RB Doug Martin says he is 'stronger person' after drug rehab

    ESPN "Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin broke his silence Thursday, speaking publicly for the first time since leaving the team in Week 16 to enter a drug treatment program. "It was a journey of self-development," Martin said. "It was definitely hard being away from my friends and family...." May 25

  • Buccaneers' Koetter says Martin's status 'yet to be determined' "Perhaps the most direct comment on Doug Martin’s status with the Bucs was spoken this afternoon. While local Bucs reporters were busy interviewing assistant coaches, transcribing quotes and publishing stories at One Buc Palace today, winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter did a spot on ESPN’s NFL Live..." May 19

  • Bucs RB Doug Martin OK after being involved in car accident

    ESPN "Buccaneers running back Doug Martin was involved in a car accident in Tampa early Thursday afternoon. According to Tampa Police, at approximately 1:15 p.m., Martin's black BMW was struck by a black Kia in the middle of an intersection, resulting in the Kia ramming into the side of a..." May 04

  • Tampa GM: Bucs 'very happy' with RB Doug Martin "When Doug Martin's suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances came down, it allowed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to get out of the running back's contract, if so desired. Months ago, it seemed likely the Bucs would move on from their high-priced running..." April 29

  • Doug Martin reports for start of Buccaneers’ offseason work "Doug Martin is among the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporting for work on Monday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the running back is out of rehab, in a good place, and back in the team facility participating in offseason workouts. Martin reporting to camp isn't a surprise, but..." April 17

  • 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