08/25/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 08/25/2019 10:29
Doug Martin is back on the market.
The Oakland Raiders on Sunday released the veteran running back, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.
The move comes just a few months after Oakland re-signed Martin. The eighth-year back is coming off his best season since 2015, running for 723 yards while averaging 4.2 yards per carry in Oakland.
Martin's role expanded after Marshawn Lynch went down. The Raiders didn't initially sign him in the offseason, opting for Isaiah Crowell instead. But after Crowell suffered a torn Achilles, Martin was offered a one-year deal for $1.02 million.
Martin had just two carries for 1 yard in the preseason. But his work last season should make him an attractive option for a team in need of a back (e.g. the Houston Texans).