Print and Go Back ESPN.com: NFL [Print without images]

Tuesday, October 14, 2003
Bucs sign Martin, release Smith, Stephens


TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed former Philadelphia Eagles fullback Cecil Martin to a one-year contract and released linebacker Justin Smith on Tuesday.

Running back Travis Stephens, a fourth-round draft pick in 2002, was released from the practice squad.

Martin started 40 of 60 games he played with the Eagles the past four seasons. He signed as a free agent with Oakland during the offseason, but was released in August.