The announcement is a mere formality, as Martin has already been confirmed as out for multiple weeks due to his hamstring injury. Charles Sims has been named as Sunday's lead back, with Jacquizz Rodgers and potentially undrafted rookie Peyton Barber spelling him when necessary.
Martin (hamstring) is expected to be out about three weeks, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Martin had a MRI on Tuesday and the results must not have been great. Charles Sims figures to become the Buccaneers' lead tailback as a result, with recent signing Jacquizz Rodgers in line for snaps behind him.
Martin (hamstring) has an MRI scheduled for Tuesday, NFL.com reports.
Martin was previously reported to be slated for further evaluation Monday, but more official testing will take place Tuesday, after which the specifics of his hamstring ailment should be clarified. If Martin is forced to miss any time, Charles Sims would figure to become the Buccaneers' lead tailback, with recent signing Jacquizz Rodgers in line for snaps behind him.
Martin will have his hamstring further evaluated Monday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Martin was forced into an early exit Sunday against the Cardinals after tweaking his hamstring. At the moment, the extent of Martin's injury is unclear, but the additional evaluation scheduled for Monday should help pin down a prognosis. If Martin is slowed or forced to miss further time, Charles Sims would be in line to benefit from his vacated starting position.
Martin said after Sunday's loss in Arizona that he's tending to a "slight tweak" of his hamstring, Roy Cummings of WFLA News Channel 8 reports.
With an initial prognosis of doubtful (then no potential) to return, Martin is seemingly dealing with a more severe injury than his contention, but time will tell whether any DNPs come to pass. If he ultimately trends toward inactive status next Sunday against the Rams, Charles Sims would be next in line for touches.
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