Dec 28 (The Sports Xchange) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin left the team Wednesday to enter a treatment facility after announcing he violated the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy and will serve a four-game suspension.
The 27-year-old Martin signed a five-year, $35.75 million contract, with $15 million guaranteed, in the offseason after finishing second in the NFL in rushing in 2015 with 1,402 yards.
He has struggled this season with a hamstring injury that forced him to miss six weeks. He has just 421 yards this year.
The Buccaneers placed running back Charles Sims on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury, ending his season.
Sims has the rare distinction of being placed on IR twice in the same season. Overall, Sims played in seven games with two starts this season, rushing 51 times for 149 yards and one touchdown, while catching 24 passes for 190 yards and one score.
EJ Manuel will start at quarterback for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, but interim coach Anthony Lynn made it clear the business decision to bench Tyrod Taylor in Week 17 came from the front
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