Martinez had 16 tackles (eight solo) and a forced fumble in Sunday's win over the Raiders.
Martinez struggled in coverage for much of the afternoon but still managed to put forth his highest tackle total of his career. The forced fumble was a crucial one, as he knocked the ball loose from Derek Carr and it went out of the endzone for a touchback. The 25-year-old leads the NFL with 76 tackles (48 solo) and has one sack and one forced fumble through seven games.
Martinez (shoulder) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Martinez was added to the injury report as a limited participant Wednesday but never appeared to be in any real danger of missing Sunday's game. The 25-year-old has played every defensive snap this season and ranks third in the league with 47 tackles (33 solo) and one sack.
Martinez (shoulder) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
Martinez was hampered a shoulder injury leading up to Week 4's game versus the Eagles, and he's had nearly a week to recover since then. The Packers are likely just being cautious with their top tackler, and there's no reason to think he won't be able to play Sunday versus the Cowboys.
Martinez notched 15 tackles (10 solo) in Green Bay's 34-27 loss to the Eagles on Thursday.
Martinez now has 47 tackles on the year and is on pace to exceed his total from each of the past two seasons (144). His 15 tackles Thursday, albeit in a loss, were a season high. With three straight weeks of double-digit tackles, Martinez's owners will be happy, undoubtedly, but they must also be hoping to see him start getting to the quarterback more, a development that would truly maximize his value in IDP formats. Despite tackling everything that moves through four games, the fourth-year linebacker has managed only one sack (and no interceptions) in 2019.
Martinez (shoulder) is not listed on Wednesday's injury report, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Martinez was a limited participant in practice all week, but he appears to have shaken his shoulder injury and gotten healthy. The 25-year-old will suit up Week 4 versus the Eagles and play his usual starting role in Green Bay's linebacker corps.
Martinez (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant in Monday's practice estimation.
The Packers didn't hold a formal practice Monday, so what Martinez does in Tuesday's actual practice will be telling with regard to his status for Thursday's matchup with the Eagles. The 25-year-old has been racking up the tackles so far this season, notching 32 total stops over three contests.
Martinez recorded 12 tackles (eight solo) during Sunday's 27-16 win over the Broncos.
Martinez has now accumulated 32 tackles (23 solo) across three games. The 25-year-old appears fully recovered from the shoulder injury that limited him in practice all week leading up to Week 3. His consistent tackle production makes Martinez a valuable IDP asset.
Martinez (shoulder) doesn't carry an injury designation going into Sunday's matchup with the Broncos, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
Martinez was limited in each practice this week, but it seems his injury won't keep him from playing Sunday. The 25-year-old has played in every snap for Green Bay's defense through two games this season, racking up 20 total tackles in the process.
Martinez was listed as limited on Wednesday's estimated practice report due to a shoulder injury, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
After two games, Martinez already has 20 tackles (15 solo) and one sack to his name. Considering he would have fit in some reps if the Packers had held practice, there doesn't seem to be much worry about his Week 3 availability. No matter, his status will be one to watch as the weekend approaches.
Martinez made 13 tackles (10 solo) in Sunday's 21-16 win over the Vikings.
Coming off back-to-back, 144-tackle seasons, Martinez's performance is anything but surprising. He's a versatile run- stopper who can also contribute in the pass rush, and he's played all 138 defensive snaps over the first two games. Martinez's tackle upside alone makes him a strong IDP asset.
Martinez had seven tackles (five solo) and a sack in Thursday's victory over the Bears.
Martinez finished with fewer combined and solo tackles than he averaged in both categories in 2018, but he did provide a bit of a boost for those who started him in leagues using IDPs by notching a sack. Martinez was on the field for every defensive snap Thursday, and he figures to continue playing extensively as the lone healthy middle linebacker with experience in the Packers' defensive scheme.
Martinez missed the Packers' third preseason game due to a back injury, but he returned to the practice field Sunday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Martinez relayed that the issue bothered him at times during training camp, spurring his decision to skip last Thursday's exhibition and instead undergo an evaluation. The ensuing tests didn't reveal any issues, though, clearing him to go about his preparations as usual. Once the regular season commences Thursday, Sept. 5 in Chicago, Martinez will be seeking out a third consecutive season with 140-plus tackles.
Martinez didn't make the trip to Winnipeg for Thursday's preseason game against the Raiders due to an undisclosed injury, but it's considered minor and he will be available for the regular-season opener Sept. 5 versus the Bears, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Fortunately for the Packers, their leading tackler for the last two seasons isn't in any danger of missing games when they matter. Martinez is coming off of back-to-back 144-tackle seasons and should pick up right where he left off to open 2019. It's still worth monitoring his status as the opener draws closer.
Martinez had 12 tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to the Lions.
Martinez posted double-digit tackles for the seventh time this season and matched the 144 combined tackles he notched in 2017, a mark that landed him second in the league after tying for first a year ago. Martinez did not record an interception in 2018, but he did tally a career-best five sacks and played in all 16 games. Given his production and health over the last two years, Martinez will be one of the top options in leagues that use IDPs in 2019.
Martinez posted seven tackles (six solo) and a sack in Sunday's overtime victory against the Jets.
Sunday's effort raised Martinez's totals to five sacks and 132 tackles on the season. The sack mark is already a new career high, and he will have a chance to either tie or surpass the 144 tackles he racked up a year ago.
Martinez recorded a team-high 12 tackles (11 solo) in Sunday's win over the Falcons.
Martinez is second in the NFL with 118 tackles through 13 games this season. His 12 tackles Sunday ties his season high. Martinez is right on pace to equal the 144 tackles he recorded a year ago. He'll look to continue his consistently strong play in Week 15, when the Packers face off against the Bears.
Martinez recorded 10 tackles (five solo) across 62 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.
Martinez once again led the Packers in tackles, bringing his season total to 106 -- which is tied for second-highest total in the league. He'll look to continue ravaging ball carriers next Sunday when the Falcons come to town.
Martinez recorded a season-high 13 tackles in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.
Martinez finished with single-digit tackle numbers in the three games leading up to Sunday's, but he reached double figures for the fourth time this season in Week 12, and also set a new high-water mark for 2018. Martinez is on pace to finish with 141 tackles, which would be just three shy of the 144 he posted in 2017.
Martinez had six tackles (four solo) in Thursday's 27-24 loss to the Seahawks.
Martinez gutted through the ankle injury for the second straight game, once again playing all 70 defensive snaps. Due to the Thursday matchup in Week 10, the 24-year-old will now have some additional time to rest his ankle ahead of the Week 11 contest against the Vikings.
Martinez (ankle) is active for Thursday's game at Seattle, Jason Wahlers of the Packers' official site reports.
Despite picking up what has been termed a high-ankle sprain Week 9, Martinez will gut out the injury for a second time in a five-day span. In the first contest, he played all 68 of the Packers' defensive snaps on his way to a game-high nine tackles this past Sunday against the Dolphins. Martinez is as good of a bet as any to pace Green Bay in tackles yet again.
|8||10/27/19||@ KC||8:20 pm|
|9||11/3/19||@ LAC||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/24/19||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|13||12/1/19||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/19||@ MIN||8:15 pm|
|17||12/29/19||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||13||69||47.0||22||1||1||4||4.0||4||0||4|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||16||144||96.0||48||1||1||3||3.0||3||0||8|
|2018||Green Bay Packers||16||144||91.0||53||5||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2019||Green Bay Packers||7||76||48.0||28||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2016||Green Bay Packers||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||16||0||0||1||0||2||0||2||0|
|2018||Green Bay Packers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2019||Green Bay Packers||7||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|