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Doug Martin leaves the field with trainers

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The Buccaneers started without their two starting guards, and didn’t get through a quarter without losing another key piece to the offense.

Running back Doug Martin left the field with trainers after apparently taking a knee to the head while trying to pass protect.

He walked to the locker room under his own power, sans helmet.

The Bucs gave backup LeGarrette Blount away to the Patriots this offseason (actually in exchange for track guy Jeff Demps), leaving them looking for a suitable insurance policy for Martin. Backup Brian Leonard didn’t dress, leaving rookie Mike James to work with the starters while they lasted.

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10 Responses to “Doug Martin leaves the field with trainers”
  1. jakec4 says: Aug 16, 2013 9:03 PM

    The preseason sucks.

  2. onebucplace says: Aug 16, 2013 9:27 PM

    Martin wasn’t injured, he actually feel asleep during because of the sheer boredom of playing for Coach Schiano and his 1980s Ray Perkins offense.

  3. historyisyourfriend says: Aug 16, 2013 9:35 PM

    And Doug Martin’s fantasy stock just dropped 1000%….

    Concussion right off the bat in preseason…

    Javid Best anyone?

  4. bucingnasty says: Aug 16, 2013 10:10 PM

    Not gonna lie, I’m a little worried after watching tampa perform like this…….also Martins injury shouldn’t keep him out later than week one.

  5. midwayroar54 says: Aug 17, 2013 12:25 AM

    OHHH NOO!!! well hopefully he will be ok and its probably nothing more than a concussion which is serious of course but im jus sayin…get well soon DUGERNAUT!!!

  6. mainbucsfan says: Aug 17, 2013 1:19 AM

    I know this is off the subject but Where was our pass rush

  7. youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 17, 2013 7:25 AM


  8. bunjy96 says: Aug 17, 2013 7:34 AM

    So Hillis was a mirage?

  9. bouchez9393 says: Aug 17, 2013 7:35 AM

    Dougie will be fine, just got his bell rung a little. Peyton Hillis looked awesome when he was our there last night. It’s finally nice knowing we have a back that can move the chains on short yardage situations!

  10. cuda1234 says: Aug 17, 2013 7:39 AM

    Or, another way to put it, is the Bucs ran the ball down the throats of the Patriots all night behind backup rb’s Mike James and Peyton Hillis who combined for 155 yards rushing.

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