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Martin (knee) would have been a limited participant, if practice had been held Monday, the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Monday's injury report thus confirms an earlier report from the Tampa Bay Times. Once practice commences Tuesday, the true extent of Martin's health will become known, as the Buccaneers face a short week to prepare for Thursday's divisional matchup in Atlanta. Until he's cleared from his knee injury, Bobby Rainey will assume the bulk of the workload out of the backfield.

Doug Martin RB TB 7 Days

The Tampa Bay Times indicates that if the Bucs had practiced Monday, Martin (knee) would have participated in some capacity.

That notion is based on coach Lovie Smith noting that Gerald McCoy, Mason Foster and Austin Seferian-Jenkins are the three Bucs who would not have been able to practice Monday. We'll revisit Martin's status Tuesday, but at this stage it appears as though Martin could be a candidate to return to action in Thursday's game against the Falcons. Filling in for Martin in Week 2, Bobby Rainey carried 22 times for 144 yards and caught three passes for 30 yards in the Bucs' loss to the Rams.

Doug Martin RB TB 9 Days

Martin (knee) is inactive for Sunday's contest versus the Rams, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Following clashing reports Sunday morning regarding his availability, Martin will don sweats on the sideline due to his knee injury. Expect most of the backfield reps to be handed to Bobby Rainey.

Doug Martin RB TB 9 Days

Martin (knee) will not play Sunday against the Rams, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports.

Martin is questionable on the injury report and there are conflicting reports whether he'll play. Check his status when inactives are announced before the afternoon kickoff, but he looks like a risky option at this point.

Doug Martin RB TB 9 Days

Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times expects Martin to take the field Sunday versus the Rams.

Martin enters the game with questionable status, leaving him a 50-50 proposition to be considered active in Week 2. Those owners leaning on the running back for production should confirm his availability, one way or the other, in advance of the Buccaneers' 4:05 PM ET kickoff. If he's unable to go, Bobby Rainey is ready and willing to contribute out of the backfield.

Doug Martin RB TB 10 Days

Martin (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against St. Louis.

Martin logged limited practices on both Thursday and Friday, which is a good sign for his potential availability Sunday. His horrendous 2014 debut against the Panthers was very discouraging, though, as he finished with just nine yards on nine carries, so it would be understandable if his owners feel nervous even if he starts Sunday.

Doug Martin RB TB 11 Days

Martin (knee) participated in Friday's practice, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Martin suffered a knee injury in last week's game against the Panthers and did not practice Wednesday. However, he was able to get in limited work Thursday and Friday, so fantasy owners should be optimistic about his chances of playing Sunday. Expect an update on Martin's status when the Buccaneers release their final injury report of the week Friday afternoon.

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Martin (knee) was limited in Thursday's practice, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Despite taking contact in pads, Martin must have been held out, or at least limited, in the team portion of drills. No matter, the development is an enlightening sign for his ability to suit up and contribute Sunday against the Rams. Expect his status to be clarified as the week draws to a close.

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Martin (knee) took part in Thursday's practice, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

It's unclear how much activity Martin was able to fit in, but his presence is certainly encouraging for Sunday's game against the Rams. On the other hand, his status heading into Week 2 should be clarified upon the release of Friday's injury report.

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Martin didn't practice Wednesday due to a knee injury, the Buccaneers' official site reports.

The nature of the leg malady suffered by Martin in Week 1 is finally known, but the severity of his ailing left knee remains elusive. His practice participation to begin the week isn't a positive sign, to say the least, but owners should monitor his status closely as the week rolls on. If he fails to take the field Sunday against the Rams, Bobby Rainey is the presumptive favorite to garner much of the RB workload.