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Doug Martin passed concussion tests

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When running back Doug Martin left last night’s game after taking a knee to the head, the Buccaneers said he was being “evaluated,” carefully avoiding the C word.

But Martin himself said he passed concussion tests, and could have returned to the game, after Chandler Jones’ knee struck him in the helmet.

“It was just a tough play,” Martin said, via Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times. “Things happen.”

Martin was going low on Jones after missing a previous block, which led to a sack of Josh Freeman. It wasn’t the best start for Martin, but at least he escaped without a more serious problem.

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14 Responses to “Doug Martin passed concussion tests”
  1. pekkle007 says: Aug 17, 2013 8:15 AM

    As my #1 pick, u scared me to death there, buddy. No-preseason for you anymore, pls!

  2. weezycat2 says: Aug 17, 2013 8:35 AM

    Poor Bucs-the years go on-and they still suck!

  3. bucforever says: Aug 17, 2013 8:55 AM

    We can be thankful he is OK! After last nights showing he may be one best offensive weapons the team has this season. The QB position looks bad, real bad!

  4. stonefish67 says: Aug 17, 2013 9:12 AM

    Josh Freeman is not a franchise type QB
    Bucs will be 8 & 8 if lucky.
    He stinks

  5. cullimon says: Aug 17, 2013 9:17 AM

    Fantasy Bust

  6. mustbechris says: Aug 17, 2013 9:39 AM

    The C word? That would be rude of the Buccaneers to say

  7. ruggyup says: Aug 17, 2013 9:52 AM

    Better check Freeman to see if he is concussed. 2 straight games, 2 straight simple handoffs to start the game. 2 straight crash and burn contact with the rb. Okay stat boys how does this look for a glamor boy qb? Ya still want to knock Mike Glennon?

  8. harrisonhits2 says: Aug 17, 2013 10:37 AM

    “It was just a tough play,” Martin said, via Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times. “Things happen.”
    __________________________

    No. It was a dirty play. You went for Jone’s knees intentionally and luckily he was athletic enough to jump over you and not hurt himself when you got what you had coming to you.

    I don’t know much about the Buc’s roster and if this guy is on the bubble or not for making his team, but playing dirty isn’t going to help you get there.

  9. kev86 says: Aug 17, 2013 10:38 AM

    Should I pick Martin, Foster or Charles at #2?

  10. saints12013 says: Aug 17, 2013 11:01 AM

    Their all hurt, I say take Lynch, Spiller or Rice……

  11. saints12013 says: Aug 17, 2013 11:02 AM

    Don’t sleep on McCoy either.

  12. iced107 says: Aug 17, 2013 11:34 AM

    mustbechris says:
    Aug 17, 2013 9:39 AM
    The C word? That would be rude of the Buccaneers to say
    ————————————————————

    Well we know it ain’t “championship”

  13. infectorman says: Aug 17, 2013 11:46 AM

    Dont know how he did last year, Martin looked like a boy among men out there in pass protection. Sheeesh
    He was abused badly by NE D-ends and LBs.

    Abused like prescription of Adderall in the Seahawks locker room

  14. uglyglazers says: Aug 19, 2013 2:48 PM

    Dude should hold out for real money! He’s getting ripped off with that rookie contract!

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