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Doug Martin has been suspended for four games; Issued this statement

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Doug Martin has been suspended

Buccaneers running back Doug Martin has been suspended for four games according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media Insiders. Per Rapoport, the violation is for Adderall, which is one of the issues the running back is battling.  Here is the statement released by Doug Martin:

“I was notified last week of a four-game suspension for violating the league’s drug policy,” Martin said in the statement. “My initial instinct was to appeal the suspension and finish the season with my teammates. However, after numerous discussions with people close to me — including Coach (Dirk) Koetter — I am starting the suspension immediately so I can enter a treatment facility and receive the help I truly need.

“On the field, I must be strong and determined to push through both pain and injuries to become an elite NFL running back. Off the field, I have tried that same approach in my personal life. My shortcomings in this area have taught me both that I cannot win these personal battles alone and that there is no shame in asking for help.

“I sincerely apologize to the Glazer family, General Manager Jason Licht and the entire Tampa Bay organization, my teammates and our tremendous fans. This was not the season I envisioned and I have let everyone down, including myself. However, adversity yields opportunity and I ask for your support in my battle to overcome these personal issues.”

Martin will enter a rehab facility.  I do not get this because if it was Adderall then what is the issue? Many people take the drug for ADHD.  I didn’t know they had a rehab center for that…..

Lions trade a 2018 7th round pick to Bucs for Johnathan Banks

Yesterday the news was broke that former second round pick Johnathan Banks was released. 

Well Banks has just been traded to Detroit for a seventh round pick in 2018 according to Adam Schefter.


Tampa Bay wound up not releasing CB Johnthan Banks; instead it is trading him to Detroit, per league source. So there’s another trade.

Bucs cornerback Johnathan Banks just posted “It’s been real Tampa” Was he traded

Today Johnathan Banks the Buccaneers cornerback could have been dealt.  He just posted this on his Instagram page. A former second-round draft pick under Mark Dominik and Greg Schiano, Banks started 30 games his first two seasons but was a healthy scratch the last two weeks.

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Buccaneers sign Mike James off the Lions practice squad

Buccaneers cut former UM running back Mike James today

Buccaneers signed former UM running back Mike James today off the Lions PS

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed running back Mike James off the Lions practice squad according to Rick Stroud.  James played college football at the University of Miami and has played with the Buccaneers in the past. 

The Buccaneers need depth at the running back position with Doug Martin still be re-evaluated and Charles Sims being placed on the injured reserve.

Buccaneers head coach says Doug Martin has a setback; Expected to miss more time

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Doug Martin will miss more time after suffering a setback

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said on Wednesday that Martin, who has been out since Week 2 with a hamstring injury, suffered a setback in his recovery and has no timetable to return, per Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times.

This is bad news for the Buccaneers and even worse for Fantasy Football Owners.  With Charles Sims on the injured reserve, I would expect the Bucs to keep feeding Jacquizz Rodgers and recently signed Antone Smith.

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