Source: Raiders part ways with running back Doug Martin before season

Dalton Johnson
NBC Sports BayArea

The Raiders parted ways with running back Doug Martin, their leading rusher from last season, on Sunday morning, a source confirmed to NBC Sports Bay Area's Scott Bair.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero was first to report the news.

Martin technically was placed on injured reserve, but an injury settlement should be coming down the pike. That would allow Martin to claim more than the $90,000 guaranteed for his time with the Raiders, and still give him time to latch on with another team. If he stays on IR, he'll earn $930,000 in base salary. 

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Martin, 30, rushed for 723 yards and four touchdowns in 2018. He was expected to back up rookie running back Josh Jacobs and be a mentor for the young ball carrier. 

Instead, DeAndre Washington beat out Martin for the job. 

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Washington, 26, has rushed for 41 yards and a touchdown during the preseason while the Raiders only gave Martin two carries. 

The Raiders will have a young crop of backs with Jacobs handling the load. Washington and Jalen Richard figure to find touches as well.

Source: Raiders part ways with running back Doug Martin before season originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

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