"Everything is looking good," Martin said Wednesday, according to The Tampa Tribune. "I'm doing everything the trainer's telling me and it is improving. The pain's decreasing and the range of motion is increasing."
"(James' success) doesn't affect our urgency," Bucs coach Schiano said. "It's about having as many good players you can have on your 46-man game-day roster to help you win. It's just a matter of dealing with Doug and our trainers and doctors -- is he OK to play and is it in his best interest? What is best for everybody involved?"
The Bucs' plan was to shut Martin down if he experienced any setbacks during the rehab stage. He appears to be progressing well, though it's still fair to wonder if it's worth exposing a franchise cornerstone in a weakened state.