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Doug Martin | Running Back | #28

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 223
College: Boise State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (31) / TB
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The Athletic believes Doug Martin could push Marshawn Lynch for Raiders' lead back duties.
NBC Bay Area's Scott Bair reports the Raiders' new coaching staff has been "impressed by Martin thus far." He's reportedly showing renewed burst in OTAs. 29-year-old Martin had a miserable year for the Bucs last season while 32-year-old Lynch was surprisingly effective in Oakland. It's possible an unsatisfactory and unpredictable committee emerges, though Martin still has to secure his roster spot. Lynch's is more or less guaranteed after an offseason contract restructure. May 29 - 3:01 PM

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Raiders signed RB Doug Martin, formerly of the Bucs, to a one-year contract.

Although Martin is coming off a stupendously-bad year, it could be an indication the Raiders are moving on from Marshawn Lynch. That's been hinted at for weeks. New Raiders coach Jon Gruden never coached Martin in Tampa but seems to have remained something of a Bucs partisan. Martin has a three-down skill-set when right but is one of the most inconsistent players in the NFL. Off-the-field issues have played a part. The Raiders are hoping a 29-year-old back who has had some great seasons is ready to make the most of a new opportunity. Martin will not be handed anything in a backfield that includes DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard in addition to Lynch.
Mar 15 - 2:24 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Raiders have met with free agent RB Doug Martin.

Coach Jon Gruden said he was impressed with Martin "as a person" during a recent sit-down. Per Rapoport, the Raiders are expected to make a "strong push" for the former Buccaneer in free agency. The 28-year-old has finished last in the league in yards per carry each of the last two seasons but could benefit from a change of scenery. Martin grew up in nearby Stockton, California, so this would be a homecoming of sorts. Oakland's interest in Martin would suggest Gruden isn't sold on Marshawn Lynch.
Mar 9 - 2:24 PM

Bucs released Doug Martin.

This move, which saves Tampa Bay $6.75 million against the cap, was fully expected following two seasons marred by injury, suspension, and ineffectiveness. Martin was an All-Pro as recently as 2015, however, and just turned 29 in January. He would be a good get for running-back needy teams on a one-year, incentive-laden deal. For the Bucs, Peyton Barber played reasonably well down the stretch last season, but they will be on the lookout for help this spring, especially with Charles Sims headed to free agency.
Feb 20 - 11:18 AM

The Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud believes there's "no chance" the Bucs keep Doug Martin for 2018.

Martin just turned 29 four days ago and has three years left on his contract. But as a result of his drug-induced suspension at the end of the 2016 season, the guarantees in his contract were wiped away. The Bucs decided to keep him around in 2017, but Martin proved to be a waste of $7 million for Tampa Bay, averaging a pitiful 2.9 YPC for the second straight season. He has two 1,400-yard rushing seasons to go with four sub-500-yard years and is a non-factor in the pass game. Martin's sure release will save the Bucs $6.75 million against the 2018 cap.
Jan 17 - 9:47 AM

Bucs GM Jason Licht said Doug Martin "wasn't ever the same" after returning from suspension.

Martin looked great in his first game back, rushing for 74 yards and a score on just 13 carries against the Patriots, but it was all downhill from there. He was disciplined for a team-rules violation in Week 13, and he watched Peyton Barber jump him on the depth chart. The Bucs can wipe all of Martin's $6.75 million salary off the cap by cutting him. It would be a shock if that did not happen.
Jan 16 - 9:34 AM

Doug Martin lost three yards combined on three carries in the Bucs' Week 17 win over the Saints.

Martin was a trainwreck after returning from his three-game suspension to begin the year, struggling mightily for any kind of rushing efficiency, getting disciplined for a team-rules violation in Week 13, and ultimately losing his starting job to Peyton Barber. Turning 29 in January, Martin appears to have very little left. He is owed $6.75 million in 2018 and will certainly be released.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 07:47:00 PM

Doug Martin rushed six times for seven yards in the Bucs' Week 16 loss to the Panthers.

Suspended by the team last week, Martin's loss was really a net gain for the Bucs. He was back out there this Sunday, and obviously did nothing as a runner and not seeing a single target in the pass game. Peyton Barber again outplayed Martin, managing 51 yards on 13 carries while catching both of his targets. Martin likely has one game left in his Bucs career next week vs. New Orleans.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 04:40:00 PM

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said Doug Martin's benching is "behind us now."

Martin was inactive on Monday night because he violated an unspecified team rule. Of course, he was also benched Week 14 against the Lions after losing a fumble, and he looks to be on his way out of Tampa in the offseason. Even though his discipline for this incident, whatever it was, is finished, it would not be surprising if Martin sticks on the inactive list the rest of the season. Peyton Barber is the Bucs back to own.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 09:58:00 AM

Bucs declared RB Doug Martin, QB Ryan Griffin, CB Vernon Hargreaves, WLB Lavonte David, OL Mike Liedtke, WR Bobo Wilson, and DT Gerald McCoy inactive for Week 15 against the Falcons.

Martin goes from Week 14 starter to a healthy scratch after losing a lazy fumble in last week's loss to the Lions. Martin may have played his final snap in Tampa Bay. With Martin out, Peyton Barber will get the start and handle the bulk of the work. He'll be backed up by Jacquizz Rodgers, and Charles Sims will handle obvious pass situations. Barber is very much in play as an RB2.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 07:02:00 PM

Doug Martin rushed 10 times for 26 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 14 loss to the Lions.

Martin added two catches for 24 yards. Martin got the start, and scored his third touchdown of the season, but was benched after committing an exceedingly soft fumble late in the second quarter. He was holding the ball down near his hip. Martin didn't notch a touch over the game's final 33 minutes, ceding lead duties to Peyton Barber. To be frank, that should have been the case even before game started. We would expect Barber to get the Week 15 start against the Falcons. It's unlikely, but not impossible, Martin ends up a healthy scratch for that one.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 04:47:00 PM

Doug Martin (concussion) is active for Week 14 against the Lions.

Despite being one of the league's worst runners before suffering his concussion in Week 12, Martin will get the start. We fully expect Peyton Barber to get a chance to establish the "hot hand," however. Martin will have to come out hot. He's a risky FLEX play for the fantasy quarterfinals. Inactive for the Bucs are QB Ryan Griffin, S Josh Robinson, CB Vernon Hargreaves, S T.J. Ward, OL Mike Liedtke, WR Bobo Wilson and DT Clinton McDonald.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 11:32:00 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms Doug Martin (concussion) will start Week 14 against the Lions.

Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times had alluded to this earlier in the week. It's a puzzling choice as Martin has struggled mightily throughout the year while Peyton Barber is coming off a highly impressive 143-yard performance against the Packers in Week 13. Martin, who sat out last week's game with a concussion, has averaged a listless 2.71 yards per carry over his six-game touchdown drought. He comes in at No. 37 in RotoPat's Week 14 running back rankings.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 10:14:00 AM

According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Doug Martin (concussion) is expected to start Week 14 against the Lions.

Per Stroud, head coach Dirk Koetter "doesn't believe in players losing their role as the result of an injury." Martin has been among the worst running backs in football this year, ranking dead-last in yards per carry (3.2) while Peyton Barber is coming off a 143-yard gem in Week 13. It's a shame Koetter is being so close-minded when Barber is clearly the better back, but at least we have some clarity on the matter. Martin will be a volume-based RB3 in his return from a one-game absence.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 02:04:00 PM

Doug Martin has officially cleared the league's concussion protocol.

Martin will be back against the Lions, but his role is unclear. Peyton Barber ran much better than Martin has this season against the Packers in Week 13. We wouldn't be surprised to see him take the lead this Sunday. Hopefully the Bucs shed some light on the situation between now and then.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 02:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Derek Carr
2E.J. Manuel
3Connor Cook
RB1Marshawn Lynch
2Doug Martin
3DeAndre Washington
4Jalen Richard
GLB1Marshawn Lynch
2Doug Martin
3RB1DeAndre Washington
2Jalen Richard
FB1Keith Smith
WR11Amari Cooper
2Martavis Bryant
3Johnny Holton
4Griff Whalen
5Isaac Whitney
WR21Jordy Nelson
2Seth Roberts
3Ryan Switzer
4Dwayne Harris
5Marcell Ateman
WR31Martavis Bryant
TE1Jared Cook
2Lee Smith
3Derek Carrier
LT1Kolton Miller
2Donald Penn
3David Sharpe
LG1Kelechi Osemele
2Vadal Alexander
3Denver Kirkland
C1Rodney Hudson
2James Stone
3Ian Silberman
RG1Gabe Jackson
2Jon Feliciano
3Jordan Simmons
RT1Breno Giacomini
2Brandon Parker
3Jylan Ware
K1Giorgio Tavecchio