Doug Martin RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bucs activate Doug Martin after four-game suspension "Doug Martin is officially back. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Monday they activated the running back for Week 5. Martin served the final three games of a four-game suspension to open the season. The team waived tight end Alan Cross to make room for Martin on the active roster. During..." October 02

  • Dirk Koetter still not committing to Doug Martin "In three days, the Buccaneers can welcome suspension-free running back Doug Martin to their roster. This afternoon, Dirk Koetter said that decision has not been made. – Monday you can bring back and embrace Doug Martin, put him on the roster. Is that the expectation at..." September 29

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

    Larry Brown Sports "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..." August 18

  • Despite suspension, Doug Martin is the No. 1 tailback in Tampa

    Pro Football Talk "Questions linger regarding whether Buccaneers running back Doug Martin will be the No. 1 tailback after he serves the final three games of a PED suspension. For now, though, Martin’s status is clear: He continues to be the No. 1 tailback in Tampa. That’s the message sent by the initial,..." August 08

  • GM: Doug Martin not guaranteed to keep starting job when he returns

    ESPN "Doug Martin has three games left on a drug suspension and will serve them at the beginning of this coming season. But if the Buccaneers running back thinks he's automatically getting his starting job back once the suspension is over, he may be mistaken. Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht..." July 30

  • Bucs GM Licht: Doug Martin looks like 2015 Doug Martin "Perhaps no veteran player has done more to improve his standing during offseason workouts than Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin. A clear cut candidate after struggling last year and being suspended at the end of the season for violating the NFL's drug policy, Martin has earned..." June 16

  • 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