OUTDoug Martin
RB TB (6)
13 hours ago

Martin (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's Week 3 tilt versus the Rams, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The announcement is a mere formality, as Martin has already been confirmed as out for multiple weeks due to his hamstring injury. Charles Sims has been confirmed as Sunday's lead back, with Jacquizz Rodgers and potentially undrafted rookie Peyton Barber spelling him.

OUTDoug Martin
RB TB (6)
5 days ago

Martin (hamstring) is expected to be out about three weeks, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

EDGE Analysis

Martin had a MRI on Tuesday and the results must not have been great. Charles Sims figures to become the Buccaneers' lead tailback as a result, with recent signing Jacquizz Rodgers in line for snaps behind him.

OUTDoug Martin
RB TB (6)
6 days ago

Martin (hamstring) has an MRI scheduled for Tuesday, NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martin was previously reported to be slated for further evaluation Monday, but more official testing will take place Tuesday, after which the specifics of his hamstring ailment should be clarified. If Martin is forced to miss any time, Charles Sims would figure to become the Buccaneers' lead tailback, with recent signing Jacquizz Rodgers in line for snaps behind him.

OUTDoug Martin
RB TB (6)
7 days ago

Martin will have his hamstring further evaluated Monday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martin was forced into an early exit Sunday against the Cardinals after tweaking his hamstring. At the moment, the extent of Martin's injury is unclear, but the additional evaluation scheduled for Monday should help pin down a prognosis. If Martin is slowed or forced to miss further time, Charles Sims would be in line to benefit from his vacated starting position.

OUTDoug Martin
RB TB (6)
1 week ago1 Comment

Martin said after Sunday's loss in Arizona that he's tending to a "slight tweak" of his hamstring, Roy Cummings of WFLA News Channel 8 reports.

EDGE Analysis

With an initial prognosis of doubtful (then no potential) to return, Martin is seemingly dealing with a more severe injury than his contention, but time will tell whether any DNPs come to pass. If he ultimately trends toward inactive status next Sunday against the Rams, Charles Sims would be next in line for touches.

OUTDoug Martin
RB TB (6)
1 week ago

Martin (hamstring) has been ruled out of Sunday's contest at Arizona, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martin was "dragging his leg a little" as he left the field early in the second quarter, according to Kevin O'Donnell of FOX 13 Tampa Bay. The severity of the concern has been substantiated with first doubtful and then no potential to return, but the 24-point halftime deficit could have swayed the Buccaneers' decision-making process. Any absence logged by Martin will have a subsequent trickle-down effect for his primary backup Charles Sims.

OUTDoug Martin
RB TB (6)
1 week ago

Martin is doubtful to return to Sunday's game at Arizona as a result of a hamstring injury.

EDGE Analysis

When Martin left the field early in the second quarter, he was "dragging his leg a little," according to Kevin O'Donnell of FOX 13 Tampa Bay. Although the Buccaneers have yet to pin down a diagnosis, Martin is an unlikely candidate to make another appearance in Week 2. Dominating the carries with seven for 23 yards prior to his departure, he'll thus hand off primary RB duties to Charles Sims.

OUTDoug Martin
RB TB (6)
2 weeks ago

Martin totaled 62 yards on 18 carries and secured all five targets for 34 yards in Sunday's 31-24 victory over the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

The bell cow back was solid in his first taste of regular season action, even making some impressive contributions in the passing game. Jameis Winston and the passing game did take center stage Sunday, particularly in the red zone, limiting Martin's opportunities somewhat. However, there is little doubt he'll serve as an integral component of the Bucs' offensive attack following the major offseason commitment that the team made to him.

OUTDoug Martin
RB TB (6)
4 weeks ago

Martin won't suit up for Wednesday's preseason game versus the Redskins, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Buccaneers will be without Martin, Charles Sims, and Mike James in their final exhibition in advance of the regular season. Payton Barber and Russell Hansbrough will thus receive the bulk of the RB reps Wednesday.

OUTDoug Martin
RB TB (6)
1 month ago

Martin (hamstring) gained 18 yards on four carries in Friday's preseason game against the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Martin proved his health by making a brief appearance, and then took a backseat to the Jameis Winston-led passing game. The roles haven't changed since last season, with Martin dominating the rushing workload while Charles Sims handles passing downs.