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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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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. Jun 16 - 10:40 AM
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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

Suspended RB Doug Martin is present for the start of the Bucs' offseason workout program Monday.

Martin has been out of rehab for awhile now and was fully expected to be present for day one of the offseason. This is just confirmation. Martin will be suspended the first three weeks of the regular season but is allowed to participate in training camp and the preseason. His future in Tampa Bay remains uncertain. The team may not make a decision until his suspension is done.
Apr 17 - 9:35 AM

The Bucs could ask suspended RB Doug Martin for a pay cut.

Martin has a $7 million salary, but will make only $5.7 million after his three game suspension. It’s possible the Bucs offer him an incentives-based restructure similar to what they did with J.R. Sweezy. Tampa isn’t committed to Martin, but strong ties with Dirk Koetter and GM Jason Licht are working in his favor. Martin is expected to attend offseason workouts next week.
Apr 14 - 8:06 PM

Roy Cummings of Florida Football Insiders reports suspended RB Doug Martin is expected to attend the start of Bucs offseason workouts on Monday.

After completing rehab stemming from his four-game drug suspension, Martin is "all good," according to Cummings. Martin recently posted an inspirational photo on his Twitter account with a caption reading, "Never forget your past, it's the foundation that built your existence and the secret to your future." As all of the guaranteed money in his contract was voided by the suspension, Martin's roster spot in Tampa Bay remains a 2017 question mark.
Apr 9 - 3:14 PM

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said the team can let the Doug Martin (suspended) situation "play out."

Suspended for the first three games for a PED violation, Martin did a stint in rehab following his positive test. The Bucs have been noncommittal on his future, and Koetter's comments suggest it is a decision they will take deep into the offseason. "I don’t know what’s going to happen as I sit here today," Koetter said, "but right now we’ve got time on our side." Unless the Bucs draft a running back early or bring in someone like Adrian Peterson, Martin will likely be back.
Mar 30 - 9:41 AM

Suspended Bucs RB Doug Martin completed his rehab stint in February.

Martin checked into rehab after testing positive for Adderall, which triggered a four-game PED suspension. He met with coach Dirk Koetter and GM Jason Licht before the Combine and was reportedly in good spirits. Following rehab, Martin was expected to train in California in preparation for OTAs. It remains unclear if Martin factors into the Bucs' 2017 plans. He is suspended until Week 4.
Mar 19 - 9:14 AM

Bucs GM Jason Licht said the team "may not be so grim" at running back.

It suggests Tampa could go into 2017 without adding another back. The Bucs re-signed Jacquizz Rodgers and haven't given up on suspended RB Doug Martin. Barring a draft upgrade, Rodgers and Charles Sims could open the season in a committee.
Mar 11 - 6:17 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jameis Winston
2Ryan Fitzpatrick
3Ryan Griffin
RB1Doug Martin
2Charles Sims
3Jacquizz Rodgers
4Jeremy McNichols
5Peyton Barber
GLB1Doug Martin
2Jacquizz Rodgers
3RB1Charles Sims
2Doug Martin
FB1Austin Johnson
2Quayvon Hicks
WR11Mike Evans
2Chris Godwin
3Josh Huff
4Freddie Martino
5Derel Walker
WR21DeSean Jackson
2Adam Humphries
3Donteea Dye
4Bernard Reedy
WR31Adam Humphries
TE1O.J. Howard
2Cameron Brate
3Luke Stocker
4Alan Cross
LT1Donovan Smith
2Leonard Wester
LG1J.R. Sweezy
2Josh Allen
3Michael Liedtke
C1Ali Marpet
2Joe Hawley
3James Stone
RG1Evan Smith
2Caleb Benenoch
3Jarvis Harrison
RT1Demar Dotson
2Kevin Pamphile
K1Nick Folk
2Roberto Aguayo