Martin re-signed with the Jets on Thursday. The 25-year-old special teams ace will return to the Jets in 2017 after one of his best professional seasons to date. He logged 14 tackles on special teams and also chipped in 0.5 sacks. He'll likely remain in a special teams-heavy role given the Jets' depth at linebacker.
Martin left Sunday's game in Miami to be evaluated for a concussion, The Record's Andy Vasquez reports. Martin, a depth linebacker, is uncertain to return. Lorenzo Mauldin and Mike Catapano will likely see additional playing time if he can't return.
Martin (ankle) was not listed on the Jets' injury report Wednesday. It remains unclear how and when Martin suffered the injury, but it ultimately proved to be minor in nature. Now healthy, Martin will likely operate as a depth linebacker Week 1 when the Jets face off against the Bengals.
Martin began Monday's practice in the rehab area, working on his ankle, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports. Martin played in Saturday's game against the Giants and didn't show signs of injury then, so it's unclear when and how he hurt his ankle. The specifics of his injury are unknown, leaving him without a timetable for recovery at this point.
Linebacker Josh Martin was signed by the Bucs on Tuesday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers official website reports. The third-year pro spent the last two seasons with Kansas City, and is currently listed as Lavonte David's primary backup at weakside linebacker on the Bucs depth chart. However, Martin figures to see the bulk of his playing time on special teams, where he excelled in 2014 over 321 snaps while with the Chiefs.
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