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February 27, 2020 03:08 PM
Kareem Martin: Let go by Big Blue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants released Martin on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Martin appeared in just five regular-season contests in 2019 due to a knee injury, notching six tackles (three solo). His release frees up $4.8 million in 2020 cap space for the Giants while leaving $1.2 million in dead money. The 28-year-old will now look to latch on elsewhere in the league ahead of training camp.

December 8, 2019 05:04 PM
Giants' Kareem Martin: Back from injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (knee) was activated off injured reserve Saturday, Jordan Raanan of reports.

Martin sustained the knee injury during the season opener but returned to practice in late November and now rejoins the 53-man roster for Week 14. The 27-year-old should serve in a depth role at outside linebacker.

November 27, 2019 06:56 PM
Giants' Kareem Martin: Designated for return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants have designated Martin (knee) to return from injured reserve, Jordan Raanan of reports.

Martin returned to practice Wednesday, kicking off a 21-day window wherein the Giants can evaluate him for activation to the 53-man roster. If he's indeed cleared to retake the field, Martin will stand to play a key role in New York's linebacker corps.

September 11, 2019 07:00 PM
Giants' Kareem Martin: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants placed Martin (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday.

Martin was already expected to have an extended absence, and his placement on injured reserve guarantees he won't return until Week 10 at the earliest. The nature of his injury is still unclear. Tuzar Skipper and Oshane Ximines figure to see an uptick in their snap counts while Martin recovers.

September 11, 2019 12:28 PM
Giants' Kareem Martin: Facing extended absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Pat Shurmur said Martin (knee) will miss multiple weeks, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Martin left the season opener after playing just 10 snaps, and the team clearly isn't optimistic about Martin's health. He won't play in Sunday's game versus the Bills, and Markus Golden is expected to fill in as the starting outside linebacker.

September 8, 2019 07:16 PM
Giants' Kareem Martin: Won't return Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (knee) is out for the remainder of Sunday's game versus the Cowboys, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Martin made two tackles (one solo) before exiting the game. A mix of Markus Golden and Oshane Ximines will replace Martin at outside linebacker for the time being. Martin will look to make a quick recovery to be ready for Week 2's contest versus the Bills.

December 18, 2018 12:40 AM
Giants' Kareem Martin: Leads team in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin recorded nine tackles (four solo) across 38 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Titans.

Martin's nine tackles mark a new game-high for his first season in the Big Apple. He played a little over half of the defensive snaps Sunday but could see more reps in the last two contests with the Giants now officially eliminated from the playoff picture.

March 14, 2018 08:36 PM
Giants' Kareem Martin: Signing with G-Men
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin is expected to sign with the Giants, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

After playing sparingly during his first three seasons in the league, Martin seemed to turn a corner in 2017, ultimately finishing the season with 24 tackles, one sack and three pass breakups over 16 games -- including 10 starts. The 2014 third-rounder has the looks of an up-and-coming outside linebacker who, at the very least, will provide the Giants' linebacking corps with much-needed depth.

January 17, 2018 11:04 PM
Cardinals' Kareem Martin: Starts 10 games in 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin had 24 tackles (18 solo), one sack, one forced fumble and one interception in 16 games for the Cardinals in 2017.

Martin started 10 games this season, in large part due to starter Markus Golden suffering a torn ACL in Week 4. The 25-year-old set a career high in tackles and will enter 2018 as an unrestricted free agent.

October 6, 2017 08:20 AM
Cardinals' Kareem Martin: Starting at outside linebacker
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin will start at weak-side linebacker Sunday, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports.

With Markus Golden being placed on injured reserve Monday with a torn ACL, the opportunity for Martin to see extended snaps for the rest of the regular season is there. Martin recently made his regular-season debut after missing the first few games with a knee injury.

October 2, 2016 03:46 PM
Cardinals' Kareem Martin: Active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (knee) will be active for Sunday's game against the Rams.

Martin will make his regular season debut Week 4 as he projects to serve as Markus Golden's backup at weakside linebacker.

September 30, 2016 06:20 PM
Cardinals' Kareem Martin: Questionable to play in Week 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (knee) is questionable to play in Week 4, Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910 reports.

Martin is yet to make his regular season debut as he works his way back from injury. He appears to have an outside chance of playing on Sunday.

September 25, 2016 03:50 PM
Cardinals' Kareem Martin: Ruled out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Bills.

Martin's inability to play was expected as he deals with the knee issue. Chandler Jones and Markus Golden will be the top options at outside linebacker, with Alex Okafor serving as the primary backup.

September 24, 2016 11:26 AM
Cardinals' Kareem Martin: Doubtful for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (knee) is considered doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bills, Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports reports.

Martin's status for Week 3 doesn't look too promising as he continues to deal with the nagging knee issue. Alex Okafor figures to be the primary backup at outside linebacker if Martin remains out.

September 16, 2016 07:28 PM
Cardinals' Kareem Martin: Ruled out for Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (knee) listed as out for Week 2, Cardinals' insider Mike Jurecki reports.

Martin has been nearing a return but hasn't yet practiced since injuring his MCL. He'll be a depth linebacker when he's finally healthy enough to return, which could be as soon as next week.

September 14, 2016 07:20 PM
Cardinals' Kareem Martin: 'Getting close' to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday that Martin (knee) is "getting close" to a return, the Cardinals' official site reports.

Whether Arians meant a return to practice or game action remains to be seen, but Martin will have to participate in the former to receive clearance for the latter. As it stands, Martin has a pair of chances to practice this week after Wednesday's DNP.

September 8, 2016 01:10 AM
Cardinals' Kareem Martin: Still 2-to-3 weeks from return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin (knee) remains 2-to-3 weeks from making his season debut, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

Martin retained a roster spot following two rounds of cuts, likely due to the undisclosed injury that forced Tristan Okpalaugo to injured reserve. Once a return to action is near, Martin will merely serve in a reserve outside linebacker role, which has so far equated to 2.5 sacks among 17 tackles in 27 career games.

September 2, 2016 01:06 PM
Cardinals' Kareem Martin: Injures MCL on Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin injured his MCL in Thursday's preseason win against the Broncos and is expected to miss 2-to-3 weeks, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Martin was competing for one of the backup outside linebacker spots, which could now be in peril, despite his status as a third-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft.

September 2, 2016 12:34 AM
Cardinals' Kareem Martin: Leaves game with knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martin suffered a knee injury that forced him to miss the remainder of Thursday's preseason game, Darren Urban of Cards Chatter reports.

Though the severity of Martin's injury has yet to be disclosed, his injury could be a blow to Arizona's outside linebacker depth. More information on his injury figures to be made available Friday.

June 1, 2015 02:24 PM
Cardinals announce move to Kareem Martin to OLB
by Marty Gitlin |

What was rumored is now official. The Cardinals are moving Kareem Martin from defensive end to outside linebacker despite his 6-foot-6, 270-pound frame, per NFL Insider Pat Kirwan.

Martin started two of the 11 games in which he played last season. He contributed eight tackles and one sack.

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