ESPN’s Adam Caplan shares details of the Jets bringing in a defensive lineman for a look:
Hat tip to bob the dog!
Bent, TheJetsBlog.comMartin missed most of last year with the hernia injury, having signed a two year, $4m deal with the Dolphins. He recorded just one tackle for them before being placed on injured reserve in September and then released in November.
Prior to that, the 27-year old 300-pounder was a rotational lineman for the Chargers, where he was a teammate of Antonio Garay and Antwan Barnes. Garay signed with the Jets last year but did not make the final roster and Barnes is still under contract with the Jets after suffering a season-ending knee injury last October.
Martin’s best season was 2011 where he started 15 games. He’s more of a run stopper than a pass rusher though. He has just three career sacks.
This goes to show that the Jets are exploring other options in terms of how to fill out their defensive line rotation next year. Leger Douzable – who Defensive Line Coach Karl Dunbar told TheJetsBlog.com is “the best 12th man in the NFL” at the end of the season – looks set to test the free agency waters, but hopefully there’s still a chance he can return. It would be a major boost to be able to keep the defensive line unit that did so much damage last year fully intact.