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Draft Scout Doug Martin News
06/10/14 - Offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford created a bit of a stir last week by saying he prefers a running back by committee approach. It left many to wonder if Doug Martin has lost his status as the team's unquestioned lead back with Mike James, Bobby Rainey and rookie Charles Sims competing for playing time.
While Smith tried to downplay the rumors circulating, he acknowledged his belief that teams need more than one capable running back to make it through the season.
"If that chatter starts, it should start with me, you don't hear that from me," Smith said. "What I've said is that I like Doug a lot, Doug's a good football player, but everywhere I've ever been if you look at my history, we've played more than one running back.
03/31/14 - RB Doug Martin said he expects to be medically cleared in time for the start of organized team activities next month, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Martin is recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder that ended his 2013 season.
"I feel great. My arm is about to get cleared this week," Martin told the newspaper. "I'm just getting my strength back. It's been too long since I've been out of the game."
New coach Lovie Smith said the Bucs plan to rely on Martin this season.
"We're going to lean on one guy, but I like the rotation," Smith said. ''I think you have to have a bell cow. (Martin) is ours. At the running back position, there are enough reps to go along. We want three guys we feel comfortable with. Two will play, but it's not a rotation that where every series we're going to have a different guy in there.''
The 25-year-old Martin rushed for 1,454 yards and 11 touchdown as a rookie, but gained just 456 yards and scored one touchdown in six games last season. He sustained the season-ending injury in Tampa Bay's Week 7 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
12/11/13 - RB Doug Martin still is the Bucs leading rusher with 456 yards and he hasn't played since Oct. 20.
11/08/13 - RB Doug Martin said 'I feel like it will be my decision,' whether to return to the lineup with a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Martin has missed two games since injuring his shoulder in a loss at Atlanta Oct. 20.
Martin did not practice Friday and isn't expected to return against Miami on Monday night.
"Everything is looking good," Martin said Wednesday. "I'm doing everything the trainers are telling me to do. It's improving and we're taking it day by day right now. The pain is decreasing, the range of motion is increasing as well."
11/08/13 - RB Doug Martin was placed on injured reserve Friday because of a torn labrum in his shoulder, ending his season.
Martin has not played since suffering the injury on October 20, and Martin is expected to have surgery to repair the problem.
The Buccaneers were hoping Martin could regain enough motion in the shoulder to return to action this season, but as his condition worsened, it became apparent that was not going to happen.
Martin had 456 yards rushing on 127 carries and 12 receptions for 66 yards in his six games this season.
Last season, as a rookie, Martin rushed for 1,454 yards and caught 49 passes for 472 yards. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2012.