Raiders agree to terms with Doug Martin

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The Raiders found a veteran running back. Which may mean they no longer need that other veteran running back.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Raiders have agreed to terms with former Buccaneers running back Doug Martin.

That creates immediate speculation about the future of Marshawn Lynch, who coach Jon Gruden raved about at the Combine.

But as Michael Crabtree‘s future likely hinges on the ability to sign Jordy Nelson, the presence of a new running back might make it unnecessary to keep Lynch.

Martin ran for 1,402 yarsd in 2015, but averaged less than 3.0 yards per carry in the two seasons since, which were marred by injuries and suspension.

31 responses to “Raiders agree to terms with Doug Martin

  1. This is exciting. He was awesome 2 years ago. They may keep Lynch and let Washington go. Lynch sells tickets.

  2. So they’re gonna replace one washed up RB with another? Seems kinda pointless but alright. Might as well just keep Lynch if that’s their plan B. Muscle Hamster’s roids wore off years ago, he doesn’t play so well without em.

  3. This is so silly, i hope its for pennies because if they gave this man more than 2mill a year then theyre wasting money.

    Honestly rather keep Lynch and maybe package Washington and one of those 6th round picks to move up abit higher in the draft.

  4. Sign him to a performance-incentive-laden contract, he’ll give you 1,500 yards and 10 touchdowns. Sign him to a fat guaranteed contract, he’ll literally disappear from the game like the Starship Enterprise beamed him out of there.

  5. Could have little guarantees and be cut before the end of camp… we shall see. The world is going to see pretty soon if Gruden has still got it. The one thing that still hasn’t been explained is all the phony tough guy faces during his tv career. All the best to him in the future.

  6. Doug Martin? Man I thought you said Dean Martin. I thought they were getting the Rat Pack back together for Vegas.

  7. Good for Doug, as a Bucs fan I really hope he’s able to stay healthy and turn his career around with the Raiders.

  8. This doesn’t mean they won’t still sign Lynch. I’ll bet they didn’t pay much for Martin. It’s good to have fresh RB’s, especially when they have a few years on them. I see New Orleans and Atlanta rotate their backs. That works. These guys have to pass block and be able to catch the ball. I’m not worried about Gruden’s offense. They’ll score points.

  9. Watch Jon Gruden swoop on the veteran players who he is most familiar with, eg Doug Martin and Jordy Nelson. While Gruden talked a great game on TV for the past 9 years, that doesn’t mean that he is as knowledgable re emerging talent across all 32 teams. Yes, his GM Reggie McKenzie and staff can help him but make no mistake, nothing will happen at the Raiders without Gruden’s hands on involvement. This is Chucky’s team.

  10. Charlie François Knoblauch IV saysThe one thing that still hasn’t been explained is all the phony tough guy faces during his tv career
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    10 years. $100 million. Still need an explanation.

  11. jacktatumsforearm says:
    “Doug Martin? Man I thought you said Dean Martin. I thought they were getting the Rat Pack back together for Vegas.”

    Shut it down folks. The internet has been won.

  12. LOL. Gotta love the Raiders. Just couldn’t help themselves. This is what loser franchises do, actually pay free agents who can’t even average 3 YPC, thank god I’m a Cincinnati Bengals fan.

  13. Oh man, the Nowhere Faders are showing themselves to be truly in over their heads. Dropping like a rock, 4-12 on the way!

    Just lose baby… just lose.

  14. Guess Oakland didn’t have that ready supply of those specially-altered skittles that turned the legion of goon into the legion of boom

  15. jacktatumsforearm says:
    March 15, 2018 at 2:57 pm
    “Doug Martin? Man I thought you said Dean Martin. I thought they were getting the Rat Pack back together for Vegas.”

    Yeah but the great Deano was his own lead blocker. He never needed Sammy or Frank out in front to score.

  16. joshhatesthesteelers says:
    March 15, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    LOL. Gotta love the Raiders. Just couldn’t help themselves. This is what loser franchises do, actually pay free agents who can’t even average 3 YPC, thank god I’m a Cincinnati Bengals fan.
    ——————-

    you were doing good until that last part, then you became laughable.

  17. I don’t think too highly of Martin as a RB but if the Raiders get rid of a cancer like Lynch, then it’s addition by subtraction.

    Also, Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington were capable RBs in 2016 who didn’t get much action last year because the coaches were force-feeding the ball to Lynch (probably under pressure by the owner)

  18. Anyone tired of Gruden yet? Most of us knew he was an idiot, and all he does is try his best to confirm the fact. Just lose for ten years, baby!

  19. Anyone remember when Tyrone Wheatley went from draft bust to having 1982 rushing yards over two seasons?

    He’s mirroring his first go round in Oakland in what he is looking for in vets.

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