- This will be Martin’s first game back since injuring his hamstring back in Week 2.
Buccaneers HC Dirk Koetter mentioned during an appearance on Sirius XM NFL Radio last week that there is optimism that Martin could return for Week 10, so it appears he is finally on track with his recovery.
Martin appeared to be close to returning in October but unfortunately suffered a setback with his hamstring which forced him to remain sidelined.
Martin, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2012. He’s currently in the first year of his five-year, $35.75 million contract that includes $15 million guaranteed. Martin stands to make a base salary of $4 million for the 2016 season.
This season, Martin has rushed for 85 yards on 25 carries (3.4 YPC) to go along with five receptions for 34 yards receiving and no touchdowns.