Raiders put Doug Martin on injured reserve

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The Raiders won’t be carrying running back Doug Martin on the roster for the regular season.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Martin has been released.

Martin led the Raiders in rushing yards last season, but appeared set to move on without him until Isaiah Crowell tore his Achilles during offseason workouts. Martin returned to the team and talked up his interest in mentoring first-round pick Josh Jacobs, but it appears the Raiders believe the rookie will be fine without that kind of tutelage.

Jacobs now has Jalen Richard, DeAndre Washington, James Butler and Mack Brown behind him on the depth chart. Richard and Washington return from last season and seem to be the likeliest to remain on hand into the regular season.

UPDATE 1:26 p.m. ET: The Raiders announced that Martin has actually been placed on injured reserve. He could be released from IR with an injury settlement at some point.

14 responses to “Raiders put Doug Martin on injured reserve

  1. Not sure he would be an upgrade over anyone actually on the Texans. The Texans should see if they can find a bargain in the Eagles crowded backfield. The Eagles can’t keep them all. Clement would be a good complement to Duke Johnson.

  2. therealtrenches says:
    August 25, 2019 at 1:05 pm
    That’s the sound of Bill O’Brien angrily mashing his fingers into his iPhone screen in an effort to get Martin on the line.


    Honestly i am not sure how O’Brien keeps winning power struggles. He’s the next best thing to Jeff Fisher with all that talent. The offense is bland, not creative at all and now he’s also the GM.

  3. Martin has lost a little quickness due to past injuries, but he is still a serviceable back in the right offense. He is capable of hitting holes and can set up his blockers. He is a tuff back for a smaller guy. Martin is capable of picking up blitzes.

    I was pretty sure he was no longer a fit with the what the Raiders want. The question was who would be Martin’s next team. My original thought was the Cowboys with Zeke holding out. Martin style would fit with the Cowboys style. It would give the Cowboys options at RB to pair with and RB. With the ‘Boys making Zeke another offer, and the Texans loosing Miller, it’s hard to say where Martin might wind up.

    I think Martin would prefer being a more of a featured RB that an alternate RB. I guess will just have to see what team offers a contract and see where he lands.

  4. Chris Warren III is still a free agent. Does anybody know why he is radioactive? Gruden is bringing in everybody and anybody. Why not bring back Warren?

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