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Bucs place Doug Martin on injured reserve

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The Muscle Hamster will have to stay in his giant plastic ball for the rest of the 2013 season.

The Buccaneers have placed running back Doug Martin on injured reserve, ending his year as a result of a torn labrum in his shoulder. Martin hasn’t played since Week Seven as a result of the injury and optimism about a return this season steadily deteriorated before Friday’s announcement. Martin was going to have surgery whether or not he was able to find a way to play again this year, so he’ll presumably have the operation sooner now that his season is over.

Martin ends his second season with 456 yards and a touchdown on 127 carries. That’s a lower level of production than Martin reached during his rookie season, but, then, not much has gone right for anyone in Tampa this season. Mike James has replaced Martin the last two weeks and should remain in the role moving forward.

The Buccaneers have promoted linebacker Ka’lial Glaud from the practice squad to fill the open spot on their roster.

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15 Responses to “Bucs place Doug Martin on injured reserve”
  1. onebucplace says: Nov 8, 2013 4:41 PM

    That last line should read…

    “The Buccaneers have promoted (the undrafted free-agent LB out of Rutgers) Ka’lial Glaud from the practice squad to fill the open spot on their roster.”

    This is where the turnaround begins.

    Doug, get your surgery and come back healthy next year for your new headcoach.

  2. allday420ap says: Nov 8, 2013 4:43 PM

    Maybe the florida teams can switch martins

  3. kennyadler1 says: Nov 8, 2013 4:43 PM

    Damn, hope he gets better soon…the best nickname in the NFL!!

  4. granadafan says: Nov 8, 2013 5:02 PM

    It hasn’t been good the past couple of weeks for guys named Martin playing pro football in Florida.

  5. 6ball says: Nov 8, 2013 5:24 PM

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    @1bucplace

    ” Doug, come back next year to play for a new coach ”

    So, your contention is what? That a coaching change will result in playoff berths and super bowls?

    The Bucs start a rookie 3rd round pick at QB. Although Glennon has potential, he’s not the answer this year.

    Which transaction would most improve the Bucs record, acquiring Bill Belichick as coach or Tom Brady as quarterback?

    Exactly.

    .

    .

  6. FlashPatterson says: Nov 8, 2013 5:50 PM

    As a fantasy owner of Mike James, I’m extremely glad that Doug Martin will get the opportunity to take the proper time to heal.

  7. exnavysub says: Nov 8, 2013 5:53 PM

    Obviously, its for the best at this point.

    I came into this year actually believing it was going to be a good year, a playoff year. How foolish of me to believe Freeman was going to get his act together and be consistent, that our Defense was going to be used correctly, and that our coaches were going to have our players ready and in position to get things done the right way.

    Not only was I dead wrong about this season, things are so bad now, I cant imagine things getting turned around even with a new coach next year. While he isnt horrible, Glennon hasnt sold me yet. Our best WR is getting old and seems to drop a lot of balls.

  8. exnavysub says: Nov 8, 2013 5:57 PM

    I am to the point where we tank the season on purpose. Make certain we get either Clowney or Bridgewater.

    It sounds awful to want to go winless, but at this point, what good does even one win do for anyone?

  9. lks311 says: Nov 8, 2013 6:49 PM

    At least it’s not a bad wheel. Which means he’s likely to be better than ever in ’14.

  10. spharrgcs says: Nov 8, 2013 7:09 PM

    Having the #5 pick in my FF draft, every single pundit and publication recommended this person as the no-brainer pick. Talk about the Bust of all time. What a freaking waste of a first round pick. My gosh.

  11. GenXJay says: Nov 8, 2013 8:21 PM

    spharrcs,
    Tampa Bay & Blount= bigger FFbust

  12. thereyougo2 says: Nov 8, 2013 8:42 PM

    Poor Bucks. Thought that coach they had from southern cal who couldn’t win a game was the worst they ever get. Then the defensive coordinator made head coach topped him. Now this Rutgers guy is going to be even worst. Must be something in the Bay!

  13. gatherspeed says: Nov 8, 2013 8:44 PM

    Ka’lial should be a nice addition for the Bucs. If he is not busy fighting Lex Luther on Sunday afternoons…

  14. bucsnsincity says: Nov 8, 2013 11:50 PM

    6ball says:
    Nov 8, 2013 5:24 PM
    .
    @1bucplace

    ” Doug, come back next year to play for a new coach ”

    So, your contention is what? That a coaching change will result in playoff berths and super bowls?

    The Bucs start a rookie 3rd round pick at QB. Although Glennon has potential, he’s not the answer this year.

    Which transaction would most improve the Bucs record, acquiring Bill Belichick as coach or Tom Brady as quarterback?

    Exactly.
    ————————————————
    Take a look at the chiefs, How much did they benefit from Andy Reid? Playoff bound last I check. Brady was drafted in what round? So the fact that Glennon is a 3rd round draft pick means nothing.

  15. tpa43 says: Nov 10, 2013 5:18 PM

    With the Jaguars’ win today, Tampa Bay Buccaneers are no officially the worst team in all of professional sports. Just great! Wish the Glazers would sell this team already!

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