Doug Martin activated by Buccaneers as suspension ends

The Buccaneers have activated running back Doug Martin after a four-game suspension and he could play Thursday against the Patriots.

Tampa Bay waived second-year tight end Alan Cross to make room on the 53-man roster for Martin. He’s eligible to begin practice with the team right away and is expected to be at a walk-through practice Monday night.

The change comes after yet another dreadful performance by fifth-year quarterback Mike Glennon in the Bears’ 35-14 loss to the Packers on Thursday. Glennon finished 21 of 33 for 216 yards with a touchdown, two interceptions and two lost fumbles as Bears fans clamored for Trubisky to get his first NFL start.

After signing Glennon to a three-year deal worth $45-million in March, the Bears traded up one spot to select Trubisky with the No. 2 overall pick in the draft in April. Despite Trubisky’s impressionable execution throughout training camp and the preseason, Chicago opted to begin the season with Glennon leading the offense.

The 1-3 Bears sit in fourth place in the NFC North through the first four weeks as Glennon totaled five interceptions and five fumbles with a lone overtime victory against the Steelers in Week 3.

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Kareem Martin, a third-round pick in 2014, will likely take over Golden’s vacated Cheap Jerseys Sunglasses outside linebacker spot.

“I’m prepared,” Martin said. “It’s a next-man-up business, it’s a next-man-up team. In football, guys get hurt all the time. I’m praying for Markus, but if my Cheap Jerseys Wholesale role expands I’m prepared to take that on. Every week I prepare as if I’m the starter, through film and everything, so it won’t be any different in terms of that.”