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Martin expected to receive the bulk of the carries against the Steelers

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By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: September 26th, 2014 at 11:50 pm EST

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are off to an 0-3 start this season. The team is hoping that with running back Doug Martin healthy, he can help change the losing dynamics.

The Bucs, who haven’t won a game since December 8th against the Buffalo Bills, are expected to learn on Martin for the bulk of the carries on Sunday at the Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1). Martin did not play in the 56-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons last week.

Doug Martin (Getty Images)

Doug Martin (Getty Images)

The No. 1 back on the team will be regaining his starting job following Bobby Rainey’s two fumbles in the loss to the Falcons. Martin has not lead the team in losing since October 20th against the Atlanta Falcons, a 31-23 loss in the Georgia Dome.

Martin played in the first game of the season, where he had 9 rushes for 9 yards. He also had a reception for 7 yards.

Martin missed 10 games last season. In the first six games, he had 127 rushes for 456 yards and 1 touchdown. He also added 12 receptions for 66 yards.


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