Buccaneers expect Doug Martin, Gerald McCoy to return in Week 4

Monday September 22nd, 2014

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers expect to have running back Doug Martin and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy active against in Week 4, the Tampa Tribune's Roy Cummings reports.

After losing 56-14 last week to the Atlanta Falcons, the Bucs have started the season 0-3 under new head coach Lovie Smith.

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Martin injured his left knee during Week 1 and did not play the past two games. After rushing for 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns as a rookie in 2012, he has only played in seven games since the start of last season.

McCoy broke his hand during Week 2 against the Rams. He said he will be cautious about his return to prevent re-injury.

​Cummings also reports defensive end Michael Johnson is expected to return from an ankle injury.

The Buccaneers play the Steelers in Pittsburgh at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.

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