The Facts: HC Jon Gruden recently arranged for a face-to-face meeting with Martin and came away impressed with him as a person. Oakland is expected to make a strong push for Martin in free agency.
Diehards Line: Martin was the Buccaneers' first-round draft pick in 2012 and made the Pro Bowl as a rookie, when he rushed for 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns, and added 49 catches for 472 receiving yards. Unfortunately, Martin has now played five more seasons since then, and those rookie numbers all remain career highs -- although he did finish with 1,402 yards and six touchdowns in 2015 to earn another Pro Bowl appearance. Meanwhile, the Raiders' plans for Marshawn Lynch remain uncertain. This report clearly doesn't add any clarity.