The Lions have signed wide receiver Keshawn Martin to an undisclosed contract, the team announced today.
Martin only appeared in one game last season after signing with the 49ers, and while he didn’t post any receiving statistics, he did return two kickoffs. After getting cut in November, Martin worked out for the Bears and Broncos, but never landed another contract. Now, he’ll head to Detroit where general manager Bob Quinn should be familiar with Martin given the pair’s time with the Patriots.
Martin, 26, was traded from the Texans to New England in September 2015, and he ended up appearing in nine games (eight starts) for the Patriots, compiling 24 catches for 269 yards and two touchdowns. The former Michigan State Spartan agreed to an extension with the Patriots in January 2016 that included $600K guaranteed, but New England cut bait relatively soon. Over his five-year career, Martin has 62 receptions for 685 yards and five touchdowns.
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