Freddie Martino

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Wide Receiver #16
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Wide Receiver #16

Freddie Martino News

Released by Buccaneers

Martino was released by the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Martino has now been signed and released by Tampa Bay two separate times this season, having signed with the team only three days ago. The 27-year-old receiver played in four games this season but did not record an offensive statistic.

Oct 16, 2018 6:25 PM EST

Rejoins Tampa Bay

Martino signed a contract with the Buccaneers on Saturday.

Analysis: Martino was let go by Tampa Bay at the end of September but rejoins the team after a couple weeks. The 27-year-old will likely serve mostly in a special teams role as he did during his first stint this season.

Oct 13, 2018 3:18 PM EST

Let go by Tampa Bay

Martino was released by the Buccaneers on Thursday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Martino was cut to make room on the 53-man roster for quarterback Jameis Winston, who returned from a three game suspension. The 27-year-old did not log a catch in during Tampa's first three games of the season, having largely been relegated to a special teams role. Martino will look to earn a depth position elsewhere in the league.

Sep 27, 2018 3:05 PM EST

Survives final roster cuts

Martino made the Buccaneers' 53-man roster, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Martino was seemingly outperformed by Bernard Reedy in the battle for a No. 6 receiver spot, particularly in the preseason finale against the Jaguars last Thursday. Martino failed to come up with his only target in that contest while Reedy paced the Bucs with five receptions, but the former did have a pair of grabs for 38 yards over the first trio of exhibitions. Now entering his third season in Tampa after tallying 13 receptions (on 17 targets) for 238 yards and one touchdown across 21 games over his first pair of campaigns. Martino figures to once again have an uphill battle for playing time in 2018.

Sep 2, 2018 5:10 PM EST

Still fighting for roster spot

Martino overcame an undisclosed injury from early in camp to play in both of the Buccaneers' preseason games thus far, hauling in his sole target for 19 yards.

Analysis: Martino's one catch came in the exhibition opener versus the Dolphins, as he failed to see any targets in last Saturday's win over the Titans. The 26-year-old spent time on both the practice squad and active roster last season, but he could find himself on the outside looking in when final cuts occur. Fifth-round rookie Justin Watson looks like a lock for a spot after an impressive pair of exhibitions and several standout practices, while Bernard Reedy appears likely to be kept around due to his ability to contribute as a kickoff returner. Moreover, the younger Sergio Bailey is also making a strong impression as an undrafted rookie. While Martino is capable of contributing in a special teams capacity as well, his relative lack of opportunity thus far seemingly makes his quest for a spot on the 53-man more of an uphill climb.

Aug 23, 2018 7:29 AM EST

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