Doug Martin’s Job Is Not Guaranteed

With Doug Martin suspended the first three games of the season, news out of Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp has been hot and heavy concerning their running back situation.  ESPN’s Dan Graziano interviewed Bucs General Manager Jason Licht on his training camp tour this past weekend.  Of note, Licht said Martin has looked like his 2015 form thus far but acknowledged his starting position is not set in stone.
Look, he has done everything we’ve asked him to do, and he looks reminiscent of 2015 when he was playing for his contract. He looks the same out there, mentally and physically. So he might be one of those guys that needs a carrot. And he’s got a pretty big carrot in front of him right now, because there’s no guarantees that he’s going to be here. And he knows that. We’ve talked to him, and he’s good with it. He goes, ‘I understand.'”

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