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Raiders Bring Back Running Back Doug Martin

The Raiders Thursday brought back an old friend, signing running back Doug Martin, who was an unrestricted free agent.

The 30-year-old re-joins the Silver and Black for his second season with the club after spending the first six years of his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The 2012 first-round draft pick (31st overall) is a two-time Pro Bowler (2012 and 2015) and was selected to the Associated Press All-Pro First Team in 2015.

Over his career, Martin has appeared in 84 games with 74 starts, totaling 5,356 rushing yards on 1,322 attempts (4.1 avg.) with 30 touchdowns. Additionally, Martin has recorded 148 receptions for 1,207 yards and scored twice.

Last season, the 5-foot-9, 223-pound rusher appeared in all 16 contests for the third time in his career and made nine starts for the Raiders.

He led the club in carries (172), yards (723) and rushing scores (four), while tallying two 100-yard contests on the year. Martin also added 18 receptions for 116 yards.

The move comes less than 24 hours after the team lost newly signed running back Isaiah Crowell to injury.

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