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Doug Martin | Running Back | #22

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 223
College: Boise State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (31) / TB
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Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter said it's "impossible to say" if Doug Martin will be the starter when he returns from suspension.
Koetter praised Martin's quickness in Thursday's preseason win over Jacksonville but wouldn't commit to him starting when he returns in Week 4. Martin has said and done all the right things and has by all accounts been the team's best halfback this summer. Jacquizz Rodgers would have to really impress in Weeks 1-3 to overtake him. Aug 18 - 4:49 PM

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Suspended RB Doug Martin rushed five times for 30 yards and a touchdown and caught 2-of-3 targets for 11 yards in the Bucs' second preseason game.

Martin started for the second straight week and caught two checkdowns on Tampa Bay’s first drive. He made a sharp cut in the backfield on his first carry for a six-yard gain, then beat the Jaguars’ defense around the corner on a goal-line score. Martin is suspended for Weeks 1-3, but he shown impressive quickness and cut-back ability in August. He's worthy of a middle-round fantasy pick.
Aug 17 - 9:57 PM

Suspended RB Doug Martin rushed four times for 11 yards in the Bucs' preseason opener.

Martin looked quick and in good shape, but the Bucs' offensive line didn't give him any lanes. Suspended for Weeks 1-3, Martin is expected to be replaced by Jacquizz Rodgers in the starting lineup to begin the season.
Aug 11 - 8:27 PM

Florida Football Insiders' Roy Cummings reports suspended RB Doug Martin has received the "bulk of the first-team reps" at Bucs camp.

Cummings adds, "No Buccaneer has been more consistent in camp workouts than Martin, who has easily been the Bucs back who has flashed the most." Cummings also calls Martin "easily the best back" on the roster. Bucs GM Jason Licht did not assure Martin of a roster spot at the beginning of camp, but that always read as a motivation tactic. By all accounts having the best offseason of his career, Martin should return as the lead back when eligible in Week 4. Jacquizz Rodgers will handle the job until then.
Aug 7 - 10:15 AM

Bucs GM Jason Licht said Sunday there are no assurances suspended RB Doug Martin will regain his starting job following his three-game ban.

Licht didn't even give assurance on Martin's roster spot. "It might not," Licht said. "Look, he has done everything we've asked him to do, and he looks reminiscent of 2015 when he was playing for his contract. He looks the same out there, mentally and physically. So he might be one of those guys that needs a carrot. And he's got a pretty big carrot in front of him right now, because there's no guarantees that he's going to be here. And he knows that." Jacquizz Rodgers is expected to be the Bucs' lead back in Weeks 1-3 against Miami, Minnesota, and Chicago.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 30 - 12:04 PM

Doug Martin said he lost two percent body fat this offseason.

Already known as the Muscle Hamster, Martin put on even more muscle this offseason by increasing the intensity of his workouts while cutting out carbs including Chinese food, which had been his guilty pleasure. Martin drew rave reviews at OTAs and should return to lead back status upon his return from a PED suspension. He'll be eligible to return against the Giants in Week 4.
Jul 30 - 11:11 AM

Bucs GM Jason Licht said suspended Doug Martin looks like "the Doug Martin of 2015."

Martin is shaping up as a rare veteran puff-piece All Star this spring. Everything has been positive coming out of Bucs headquarters dating back to voluntary workouts. "He looks lean, he looks like he's finishing his runs -- obviously, there is no contact in the spring -- but it looks like he's finishing his runs," Licht said. "He looks like he's got that burst." By most accounts, Martin looks leaned out entering his sixth season. Martin is currently being drafted in the middle of the fourth round, which may be a bit rich for a guy suspended the first three games.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 16 - 10:40 AM

According to Joe Bucs Fan, Doug Martin looks "quicker" and "bulkier" this year.

"Looks like a guy who’s been pounding it in the weight room," wrote Joe Bucs Fan. ESPN Bucs reporter Jenna Laine also posted a clip on Twitter showing Martin with a bursting run around the left side, with Laine noting "powerful running" and "nice cuts." There is obviously no contact at minicamp this week, but all reports around a rejuvenated Martin have been positive since he left rehab. Now basically year-to-year on his deal, Martin seems out to prove he still has "it" after a rough 2016. He'll have RB2 appeal once his three-game ban runs dry.
Jun 13 - 10:14 PM

Doug Martin says he came out of drug treatment a "stronger person."

"It was a journey of self-development," Martin said. "I definitely turned a negative into a positive and I'm out here and I'm definitely a stronger person because of it." They're just words, but Martin's actions so far have appeared to match, as he's drawn raves from the Bucs for his offseason work. Once a cut candidate, Martin now appears likely to reclaim his starting job when he comes off suspension in Week 4.
Source: ESPN.com
May 25 - 2:31 PM

Doug Martin appears to be working as the first-team running back at OTAs.

Martin being atop the depth chart is not a surprise considering how much praise he has garnered for his work this offseason. Things can change, but for now it looks like the Bucs are committed to Martin as their starter once he is able to return Week 4. Jacquizz Rodgers was second through the line behind Martin with Charles Sims third. Fifth-rounder Jeremy McNichols will also have a role to play.
May 23 - 11:25 AM

Jameis Winston expects a bounce back year from suspended RB Doug Martin.

"One name that’s going to shock…Doug Martin," Winston said. "He looks incredible. The way he’s bursting and just being so explosive. It really shows his resilience and how well he's prepared this offseason." This falls in line with comments from GM Jason Licht. Martin was one of the biggest post-draft winners with the Bucs only adding Jeremy McNichols in the fifth round. Despite some offseason rumblings, the Bucs look committed to Martin as their starter.
May 10 - 7:16 PM

Doug Martin suffered "minor cuts and bruises" in a Thursday car accident.

Martin's car was hit after someone ran a stop sign. He needed stitches for a cut on his chin. In the midst of a hyped offseason, this should be the last we hear of Martin's accident.
May 4 - 4:50 PM

Bucs GM Jason Licht said suspended RB Doug Martin "has looked as good as I've seen him" during the offseason program.

"Both mentally and physically he's been outstanding," Licht added. The Bucs have been extremely positive about Martin, but Licht made sure to mention their backfield alternatives including fifth-rounder Jeremy McNichols. Even if they keep Martin, which looks very likely right now, the Bucs will need the other guys to step up while he is suspended the first three games of the season.
May 2 - 10:27 AM

Bucs GM Jason Licht said he is "happy with" Doug Martin's (suspended) "trajectory" this offseason.

"I’ve said that before but it’s the truth," Licht continued. "He has the right mindset right now and he looks good physically." NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Martin has been "the most impressive player thus far" in the Bucs' offseason program, and Tampa Bay has bypassed the running back position to this point in the draft. That does not mean they will avoid the position entirely on Day 3, but it is looking more and more likely Martin will remain in Tampa Bay this season. Martin will serve the final three games of his suspension Weeks 1-3.
Apr 29 - 10:12 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Bucs passed on a running back at No. 19 overall partly because Doug Martin has been "the most impressive player thus far" at offseason workouts in Tampa Bay.

Okay. Teams have done close to zero actual football work to this point in the offseason programs, but Martin reportedly is in great shape following his stint in rehab. He's still suspended for the first three games of the year, and the Bucs could easily address the running back spot on Friday evening. Taking TE O.J. Howard at No. 19 had more to do with an elite talent falling into their lap.
Apr 28 - 9:04 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jameis Winston
2Ryan Fitzpatrick
3Ryan Griffin
4Sefo Liufau
RB1Jacquizz Rodgers
2Charles Sims
3Peyton Barber
4Jeremy McNichols
5Doug Martin
GLB1Jacquizz Rodgers
2Charles Sims
3RB1Jacquizz Rodgers
2Charles Sims
FB1Austin Johnson
WR11Mike Evans
2Chris Godwin
3Josh Huff
4Freddie Martino
5Shaq Hill
WR21DeSean Jackson
2Adam Humphries
3Donteea Dye
4Bernard Reedy
5Bobo Wilson
WR31Adam Humphries
TE1Cameron Brate
2O.J. Howard
3Luke Stocker
4Alan Cross
5Tevin Westbrook
LT1Donovan Smith
2Leonard Wester
LG1Kevin Pamphile
2Evan Smith
3Marquis Lucas
4Josh Allen
5Michael Liedtke
C1Ali Marpet
2Joe Hawley
3James Stone
RG1J.R. Sweezy
2Caleb Benenoch
3Jarvis Harrison
RT1Demar Dotson
2Caleb Benenoch
3Korren Kirven
K1Nick Folk
2Zach Hocker