Martin was released by the Lions on Monday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Heading into the Lions' preseason finale, it was clear that Martin was on the outside looking in for a roster spot, so Detroit decided to cut bait with him early in order to open up more snaps for potential practice squad candidates at receiver during the last week of training camp. After appearing in just one game with the 49ers in 2016 and not making much of an impact in his previous four NFL seasons with the Patriots and Texans, Martin may not generate much interest on the open market.
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 signed a two-year contract with San Francisco on Tuesday, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports.
Released by the Patriots at final roster cuts, Martin lands with a team that has far less talent at his position. He's still more likely to have a role in the return game than on offense, at least for the immediate future. Martin could replace Jeremy Kerley as the top punt returner.
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 and will likely get some chances in the return game as well.
Martin (undisclosed injury) participated in individual drills Monday, ESPN.com reports.
With roster cuts looming, Martin needs to get back on the field sooner rather than later, but at this stage, we still like his chances of sticking as the Patriots' No. 4 or No 5 wideout, given his versatility and special teams utility.
Martin (undisclosed injury) did not play in Thursday's preseason game against the Bears.
Martin sat this one out after having been limited at practice of late, but he still has a solid shot to make the Patriots' final roster as a depth wideout. He's battling with the likes of Aaron Dobson, Nate Washington, DeAndre Carter, Chris Harper and Devin Lucien for slotting on that front.
Martin has signed a two-year, $3 million contract extension with the Patriots, ESPM.com reports.
Martin, who finished the 2015 regular season with 24 catches for 269 yards and two TDs in nine games for the Patriots after being acquired in a Sept. 17 trade with the Texans, will thus continue to provide the team with wideout depth next year. Heading into the upcoming offseason, Julian Edelman, Brandon LaFell and Danny Amendola will all also be under contract with the Patriots in 2016, which probably puts Martin an injury or a personnel move away from fantasy relevance next season.
Martin finished the 2015 regular season with 24 catches for 269 yards and two TDs in nine games for the Patriots.
With Julian Edelman poised to return for the postseason, Martin's role in the Patriots offense figures to be reduced, with Brandon LaFell and Danny Amendola also in the team's wideout mix. Beyond that, Martin's future with the team remains unclear, as he's in the final year of his rookie deal, signed while the 2012 fourth-round draft pick was with the Texans.
Martin was on the field for 56 of the Patriots' 60 snaps on offense in Sunday's 20-10 loss to the Dolphins, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.
While the Patriots' passing offense sputtered in Week 17, Martin caught just one pass on two targets for four yards in the contest. Assuming Julian Edelman is ready to roll once the postseason starts, Martin's role in the team's offense figures to be reduced, with Brandon LaFell and Danny Amendola also in the team's wideout mix.
Martin caught seven of 11 targets for 68 yards in Sunday's 26-20 overtime loss to the Jets. He also ran once for six yards.
With Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola both out Sunday, Martin saw an expanded role in the Patriots' offense, with what the team is playing for, as well as the availability of Edelman and Amendola, representing variables with regard to Martin's potential workload next Sunday against the Dolphins.
Martin was on the field for 55 of 66 snaps on offense in Sunday's 33-16 win over the Titans, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.
With both Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola banged up, Martin -- who caught three of his four targets for 26 total yards in the contest -- could continue to see an expanded role in Week 16, a scenario that could yield him some added targets in the event that the Jets elect to match up cornerback Darrelle Revis against Brandon LaFell on Sunday.
Martin caught three passes for 23 yards and a touchdown on four targets in Sunday's 27-6 win over the Texans.
Martin got open for a two-yard touchdown against his former team to kick off the scoring, but he then muffed a punt in the second half. Although he will likely continue to play the majority of offensive snaps while Julian Edelman (foot) is unavailable, Martin is only fourth or fifth in the pecking order of targets. The Patriots face the Titans in Week 15.
Martin, who caught three passes for 45 yards (on eight targets) in Sunday's 35-28 loss to the Eagles, was on the field for a team-high 86 of the Patriots' 89 snaps on offense in the game, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.
While his production Sunday wasn't eye-popping, Martin should continue see to his share of work at wideout and targets from QB Tom Brady, while Julian Edelman remains out. Next up for Martin in Week 14 is a chance to square off against the Texans, the team that dealt him to the Patriots back in September.
Martin (hamstring) caught his only target for an eight-yard gain in Sunday's 30-24 loss to the Broncos.
Playing for the first time since Week 6, Martin handled 62 of the 67 offensive snaps, with Chris Harper getting just five, according to Pro Football Focus. Tom Brady mostly avoided the Denver cornerbacks, which allowed New England's tight ends and running backs to combine for 31 of the 42 targets. If Danny Amendola (knee) were to miss another game, Martin would likely see a few more looks in a favorable matchup with the Eagles.
Martin (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday night's game against the Broncos.
With Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola and Aaron Dobson all out this week, Martin should have a chance to assume a key role in the Patriots' Week 12 offense along with fellow wideout Brandon LaFell and perhaps Chris Harper, though the Broncos -- who have allowed a league-low average of 190.6 passing yards per game to date -- represent a touch matchup for the trio, in less-than-balmy and potentially snowy Denver.
Martin (hamstring) is expected to be active for Sunday night's game against the Broncos, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
With Julian Edelman out with a foot injury, Aaron Dobson on IR and Danny Amendola having been ruled out this week, there's an opportunity for Martin (assuming he suits up) to step into a key role in the Patriots' Week 12 offense along with fellow wideout Brandon LaFell and possibly Chris Harper, though the Broncos -- who have allowed a league-low average of 190.6 passing yards per game to date -- present them all with a less than optimal matchup, in chilly and possibly snowy conditions in Denver.
Martin (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos, the Boston Herald reports.
As is fellow wideout Danny Amendola, though with Martin not having suited up since Week 6 and the Patriots not kicking off until 8:30 ET on Sunday, Martin looks like a risky roll in Week 12. Down the road though, when his health and role in the team's offense are re-established, Martin could carve out some deep league utility in the absence of Julian Edelman.