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AFC West Standings

Team Div Overall
5-1-0 12-5-0
3-3-0 10-7-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
1-5-0 7-10-0

2021 Punting

Punting Yards
Net Punting Average
Punts Inside the 20
Punts Resulting in a Fair Catch
Regular Season 67 3083 42.8 28 3 24

Top Sam Martin News

  • Broncos' Sam Martin: Available Saturday

    Martin (illness) has been medically cleared to play Saturday against Kansas City.

    Martin tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. However, he was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday and will be available for Saturday's regular-season finale.

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  • Broncos' Sam Martin: Activated from COVID-19 list

    The Broncos activated Martin (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

    Martin tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday but will now be cleared to rejoin the team. However, the 31-year-old is still questionable for Saturday's matchup against Kansas City.

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  • Broncos' Sam Martin: Enters COVID protocols

    Martin (illness) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Ben Swanson of the Broncos' official site reports, as a result of testing positive for the virus, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

    Martin's move to the COVID list leaves him in danger of missing the Broncos' Week 18 game with the Chiefs. With no other punter on the active roster or practice squad, the Broncos will likely have to sign a potential replacement if Martin is unable to clear protocols quickly.

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  • Broncos' Sam Martin: Cashes in with Denver

    Martin signed a three-year, $7.05 million contract with the Broncos on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

    The 30-year-old had spent his entire seven-year career with the Lions to this point, averaging 46.0 yards per punt with a long of 72 yards. Martin also handled kickoff duties, and he could compete with Brandon McManus for that job. Martin will at the least take over at punter through 2020.

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  • Lions' Sam Martin: Good to go

    Martin (abdomen) was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's practice and is expected to suit up Thursday against Chicago.

    Martin had been hampered by an abdominal issue the past few weeks, but in light of his full participation in Wednesday's practice, the 29-year-old appears ready to handle punting and holding duties for Thursday's Thanksgiving matchup against the Bears.

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  • Lions' Sam Martin: All clear Sunday

    Martin (abdomen) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

    Martin has dealt with the abdominal issue over the past few weeks, but it hasn't force him to miss any game time. As evidenced by this news, the veteran will resume punting and holding duties for Week 11.

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  • Lions' Sam Martin: Questionable for Sunday

    Martin (abdomen) is considered questionable for Sunday's game versus the Cowboys.

    Martin has battled the abdominal issue over the past couple weeks but has yet to miss a game this season. The 29-year-old should remain on track to play unless the team signs a secondary punter ahead of Saturday's 4 P.M. ET roster deadline.

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  • Lions' Sam Martin: Unimpressive in 2018

    Martin averaged 44.7 yards per punt with 32 attempts downed behind the 20-yard line in 16 games during the 2018 season.

    Martin has averaged just 44.3 yards per punt the past two years after averaging over 46.9 through his first four seasons in the league. While it's possible the ankle injury that cost him six games in 2017 has played a role in his diminished effectiveness, Detroit still may want an upgrade over someone who ranked 23rd in the league in punting average (and 22nd in net punting average) in 2018. In fact, the team has already brought in undrafted second-year punter Ryan Santoso to compete with Martin this offseason.

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  • Lions' Sam Martin: Fine after injury scare

    Martin (undisclosed) said Monday that he is fine and will be available to play in Week 11 against the Panthers, Michael Rothstein of ESPN reports.

    Martin, who was blocked from the side on a punt return during Sunday's game, was reportedly spitting up blood on the sidelines and later taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure. Fortunately, the punter isn't dealing with any sort of severe injury. The more pressing concern for Martin is his play on the field, considering the Lions are second-to-last in the league with a 37.8-yard net punting average.

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  • Lions' Sam Martin: Will return to Detroit with team

    Martin (undisclosed) was taken to a hospital after the Lions' 34-22 loss to the Bears on Sunday but will return to Detroit with the team, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    The details of Martin's injury remain undisclosed, but it's a good sign that the starting punter will be able to fly out of Chicago with the rest of his team. Martin should be considered questionable for Detroit's matchup with the Panthers in Week 11.

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  • Lions' Sam Martin: Exits Week 10 loss in ambulance

    Martin was ushered into an ambulance after Sunday's 34-22 loss to the Bears, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.

    Martin did not appear to suffer a significant injury during Sunday's divisional contest but has reportedly exited Soldier Field in an ambulance. Expect an update on the starting punter's health when the details of his injury are disclosed.

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  • Lions' Sam Martin: Active Week 14

    Martin (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

    Martin's inclusion on the final injury report was a bit of a surprise after he was a full participant in practice both Thursday and Friday. Expect him to see his typical duties as punter for the team.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 211 lbs
Birthplace: Peachtree City, GA
Age: 32
School: Appalachian State
Experience: 10