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Top Kamal Martin News

  • Panthers' Kamal Martin: No longer on injured list

    Martin (concussion) wasn't listed on the Panthers' injury report Wednesday.

    Martin was forced to sit Week 6 as he was dealing with a concussion and was still in the league's protocols. Now off the injury report, the linebacker should see opportunities playing special teams for Carolina in Week 7.

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  • Panthers' Kamal Martin: Ruled out for Week 6

    Martin (concussion) won't play in Sunday's contest against the Vikings, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

    Martin made his debut for the Panthers last week, but he suffered a concussion during the contest and will be sidelined for Week 6. The 23-year-old play exclusively on special teams, so his absence shouldn't have an affect on the Panthers' defensive rotations.

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  • Panthers' Kamal Martin: Dealing with concussion

    Martin did not practice Thursday due to a concussion.

    Martin was signed from the practice squad last week and made his debut with the Panthers in Week 5. He played exclusively on special teams and apparently suffered a concussion during the game. In order to return for a Week 6 matchup against Minnesota, Martin will have to clear concussion protocol.

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  • Kamal Martin: Cut by Packers

    Martin was waived by the Packers on Monday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

    Martin was expected to lock down a reserve role among Green Bay's linebackers, but the 2020 fifth-round pick was instead cut as the team trimmed its roster to 80 players. He had 24 tackles and one sack in 10 games as a rookie last season.

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  • Packers' Kamal Martin: Resumes practicing

    Martin (knee) is practicing Thursday, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

    Martin missed over a week of practices due to a knee injury, but he's now back in action. The 2020 fifth-round pick looks destined for a reserve role in Green Bay's linebacker corps. Coach Matt LaFleur said recently that he believes Martin can line up at both inside and outside linebacker.

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  • Packers' Kamal Martin: Temporarily sidelined

    Martin will be temporarily sidelined in training camp due to an unspecified injury, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

    Coach Matt LaFleur said Wednesday that the Packers plan to use Martin as an inside and outside linebacker in 2021, but he didn't specify how long the 23-year-old could be unavailable in camp. Martin totaled 24 tackles (17 solo), including one sack, across 10 appearances during his rookie season in 2020.

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  • Packers' Kamal Martin: Records first sack

    Martin had two solo tackles and a sack during Sunday's 41-25 win over Chicago.

    The rookie fifth-round pick played only nine defensive snaps during the divisional contest, as safeties Raven Greene and Will Redmond saw significant playing time with the Packers leading all night. Martin has otherwise played a rotational role at linebacker this season and should be utilized similarly the rest of the season.

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  • Packers' Kamal Martin: Back on active roster

    Martin (undisclosed) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

    The 22-year-old missed Thursday's win over the 49ers since he was a high-risk close contact of the COVID-positive AJ Dillon, but he's been cleared to rejoin the team. Martin played 81 percent of defensive snaps Week 8 against the Vikings and could have a sizable role this weekend versus the Jaguars with Krys Barnes (illness) now on the COVID-19 list.

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  • Packers' Kamal Martin: Shifts to COVID-19 list

    Martin was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Martin will need to isolate for five days because he's considered a high-risk close contact of AJ Dillon, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. The rookie linebacker won't be available for Thursday's NFC matchup against the 49ers as a result. The Minnesota product handled 81 percent of the defensive workload in Week 8 and made three tackles. It appears Ty Summers could get the start at inside linebacker alongside Krys Barnes (shoulder/biceps) on Thursday.

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  • Packers' Kamal Martin: Moves to active roster

    The Packers activated Martin (knee) from injured reserve Saturday.

    Martin was selected in the fifth round of April's draft, and he impressed throughout training camp before suffering a meniscus injury that knocked him out for six weeks. He's back in game shape and could have a role at inside linebacker since Christian Kirksey (pectoral) remains on IR, although it may be tough to take the starting role away from fellow rookie Krys Barnes, who has been one of the team's best defensive players thus far.

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  • Packers' Kamal Martin: Could return Week 6

    Martin (knee) returned to practice Monday, opening the 21-day window for him to return from IR, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

    Martin is eligible to return as soon as Week 6 against the Buccaneers if he can avoid a setback. The Packers may ease him back into the lineup considering he's never played an NFL snap, preseason or regular season. Ty Summers and Krys Barnes (shoulder) handled starting duties in the Packers' last outing, but there's room for Martin to carve out a role when he returns.

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  • Packers' Kamal Martin: Lands on IR, as expected

    The Packers placed Martin (knee) on injured reserve Monday.

    Martin was reportedly having an excellent training camp before suffering a meniscus injury that required surgery and 6-to-8 weeks of recovery. The Packers will roll out Christian Kirksey, Oren Burks (undisclosed) and Ty Summers at linebacker to begin the season.

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  • Packers' Kamal Martin: Suffers serious injury

    Martin underwent surgery on his meniscus Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined for six to eight weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    This is tough news for the Minnesota product, especially considering he was in the running for a starting role in Week 1. It's unclear how Martin suffered the injury, but Rapoport points out that he could be a candidate for IR with a return designation. As long as Martin is sidelined, Ty Summers and Krys Barnes could see an uptick in snaps.

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  • Packers' Kamal Martin: Picked up by Pack

    The Packers selected Martin in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 175th overall.

    The Minnesota product will stay in the upper midwest as he heads to Green Bay. A four-year player, Martin earned Honorable Mention All-Big Ten honors despite playing just eight games in an injury-shortened 2019. He's 6-foot-2 and 240 pounds with 34.0-inch arms but will have to improve his instincts and diagnosis skills at the next level.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Burnsville, MN
Age: 23
Class: Sophomore