Martin signed a contract with the Lions on Saturday. Martin, who played college ball at Michigan State, returns to his home state after spending last season with the Patriots. In nine games with New England he recorded 24 receptions for 269 yards and two touchdowns.
Martin was released by the 49ers on Tuesday. Martin appeared in just one game for the 49ers this season but was limited to only kickoff return duties. He was replaced on the roster by fellow receiver Chris Harper.
Martin was released by the Patriots, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports. The Patriots opted to keep Chris Hogan and Malcom Mitchell instead of Martin, who was acquired by New England in a trade from Houston in 2015.
Martin limped off early in the fourth quarter of Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants with an unspecified injury, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. Prior to his exit from the contest, Martin caught two passes on four targets for 16 yards and a TD. He's fighting for a depth wideout slot on the Patriots' 53-man roster and if Martin's injury is anything of note, it could boost Aaron Dobson's chances of sticking.
Martin (undisclosed) is in uniform and will play Friday against the Panthers, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports. Martin was inked to a new deal in January, but he hasn't gotten on the field to this point in the preseason due to an undisclosed injury. Fortunately, he looks to be a full-go for Friday's showdown in Carolina. Martin figures to see some run as a reserve receiver Friday and he'll likely get some chances in the return game as well.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/19||@New York Giants||13||21.29|
|6||10/15||@New Orleans Saints||29||24.75|
|9||11/07||@Green Bay Packers||33||29.11|
|14||12/10||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||20||22.88|
|17||12/31||Green Bay Packers||33||29.11|
|3 Year Avg||16||10||116||1||6||11.60||17|