Packers re-sign special teamer Martin

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that the Packers re-signed safety Derrick Martin Tuesday to a two-year contract extension, preventing the key special teamer from hitting restricted free agency next week.

The deal will give Martin some guaranteed money up front, but the terms are undisclosed.

It’s a contract that is unique to the current labor circumstances. Martin should have been an unrestricted agent this year, but this contract essentially eats up his next two possible years as a restricted free agent.

With free agency only ten days away, it wouldn’t surprise us to see more of these deals with lower-tier players.

30 responses to “Packers re-sign special teamer Martin

  1. Normal TT move, I don’t mind it as long as Martin isn’t getting TORCHED, when Collins is banged up his one drive a game.

  2. Yep! not one of the 10 starters or bear staters though.
    Ted’s M.O. Sign the cheap guys and let others like Collins walk. Who has already said he is going to hold out. ” For real” In his own words.
    You think this is one of the key guys i was talking about?
    Hydra, you are losing it, “for real”.

  3. On a 53 man roster, no one is 4th string. That’s as ridiculous as thinking you can huddle up with 12 guys. Well, almost.

  4. Fan of Football says: February 23, 2010 3:11 PM
    “Once again, TT is ahead of the game.”
    In resigning 4th string special team players
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    He was the special teams captain during the playoffs

  5. Martin was one of the bright spots on Special Teams this past year. What do idiots like Fan of Football want? For the Packers to let him go?
    By the way, Fan of Football is a complete moron. Everyone should know this. Really. I’m surprised he can even type, let alone spew his Favre-loving nonsense all over these comment sections.

  6. GbP says:
    “He was the special teams captain during the playoffs”
    ___________________________________________________
    How did that work out for you guys?

  7. Hydra is a valued member of the “Teddy Bear” Fan Club. I’m sure you have only just begun…………

  8. “Thompson has only just begun” LOL!
    Yea, O.k. Begun what?
    Agree with Teddys strategy or not, you gotta admit, he makes for one boring off season.
    It gets sicking seeing all these other teams making interesting moves, as the Packers sit there and do nothing.

  9. myasylum, would you rather be like the Redskins and ‘win’ the offseason every year and put a terrible product on the field? The team was 11-5 last season with that boring offseason.

  10. A t least they have money in the bank….
    11-5…with 10 frontline FA’s to sign…and the priority is the ST “captain”…lol
    Being a member of TT’s fan club is gayer than TT’s boyfriend.

  11. I guess it’s a good move, but the Pack needs to improve their kick off coverage, it’s atrocious!
    And “myasylum” what interesting moves are “other teams” making? I mean aside from the Eagles cutting B. Westbrook and the Chargers cutting Ladanian Tomlinson & wanting to trade Cromartie, there really isn’t much else going on out there.
    Free agency hasn’t started yet so I don’t understand the complaints.

  12. Martin played awful when he started in place of Atari Bigby but he is a beast on special teams which was the only reason why he was re-signed.

  13. # PurpleRaid12 says: February 23, 2010 4:30 PM
    GbP says:
    “He was the special teams captain during the playoffs”
    ___________________________________________________
    How did that work out for you guys?
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    It worked out for us just like Brett Favre worked out for you. No SuperBowl. And it worked out as well as drafting Adrian Peterson and signing Jared Allen. No SuperBowl.

  14. TheHydraPart6 says:
    Martin is a valued member of the special teams. Thompson has only just begun…
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    Just begun? No, he’s going into his sixth year actually. It only LOOKS like he’s just begun, because the team is still severely lacking talent and depth, and is generally not any better than when he first started.
    Try to keep up, okay?

  15. Chickenfoot says:
    February 23, 2010 6:02 PM
    Being a member of TT’s fan club is gayer than TT’s boyfriend
    _________________________________
    This one of your more polite homophobic references, but give it up already. I am beginning to believe you are somone “who doth protest too much,” if you catch my drift.

  16. TheHydraPart6 says:
    February 23, 2010 10:00 PM
    TEDDY!!!!!! By FAR the BEST!!!!!!
    ===============================
    At what Hydra? Tossing your salad?

  17. Chickenfoot, who are these 10? I count only 5 with the capless season (Clifton, Tauscher, Pickett, Kampman, Green). Why rush to sign Collins, Jolly, Kuhn, Bigby, Bush, Poppinga? Collins and Jolly aren’t going anywhere, except in Jolly’s case maybe the hoosgow. Unless by some miracle the owners and NFLPA settle real soon, TT is sitting just fine in keeping the people he wants to keep.
    Now if Zyggi just gets smart and sells part of the team to Brett and Deanna, we get a new stadium where Aaron Rodgers can finish his career in 15 years.

  18. Ambrose says:
    February 24, 2010 8:28 AM
    Chickenfoot says:
    February 23, 2010 6:02 PM
    Being a member of TT’s fan club is gayer than TT’s boyfriend
    _________________________________
    This one of your more polite homophobic references, but give it up already. I am beginning to believe you are somone “who doth protest too much,” if you catch my drift.
    ===============================
    Not gay Ambrose. I’m quite comfortable with my sexuality. That the references bother you, maybe its sounding alarm bells in your own head?
    Fact of the matter is this TT is gay.
    What could be gayer than his boyfriend?
    I am not homophobic. But it sure gets a rise out of people on here.
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    Turk:
    look at the bottom of screen where it says NFC north FA’s.
    I don’t care if it’s an uncapped year, TT can’t afforrd ro pay them all, Restricted or not.
    He is overpaying Pickett, and guys like Martin are a dime a dozen.
    Collins is already on record as saying he will hold out if he doesn’t get a long term contract.
    Tying a lot of money up at NT aren’t they?
    4/5 of the offensive line. 3/5 of thier best DBS…all need to be signed….
    It’s like arguing with a child, they can’t afford to sign them all, even if they could TT doesn’t operate that way. They are going to lose depth.
    As a Viking fan that makes me happy.

  19. “He is overpaying Pickett, and guys like Martin are a dime a dozen.”
    Dude. No one overpays their players like the Vikings do. I mean, they freakin’ gave $42 million to Bernard Berrian and $33 million to Madieu Williams. That is overpaying players at it’s best
    and at least Pickett has actually done something meaningful to earn the money that he is getting unlike Berrian and Williams, who haven’t done $hit since going to Minnesota.

  20. Chickenfoot,
    Thanks for the reference. Pack RFA: Collins, Spitz, T.Williams, Jolly are most important. Jolly,Johnny Law (Cinci or Dallas might want him). Spitz & Blackmon, injury ??s. Kuhn, two other FBs with TEs that also play FB. Bigby, Wynn, seeya. Colledge, he whined, so he’ll wait his turn by his dish until Collins gets his money. Ted will feast on draft picks before overspending on any of these guys, even though they are HIS guys. Some of you folks underestimate Thompson. Seems to me he’s about two years ahead of the game. Brett and Deanna know that firsthand.

  21. And I also wonder: How, chickenshit, do you know Ted Thompson is gay? “Fact of the matter is” your maturity level is about 7th grade or so. Does his sexuality have even the tiniest effect on his decision-making? Or are you some closet former Packer fan who got pissed when King Brett got his crown taken away and your secret fantasy man got shipped to New Jersey? We’ve got enough fair-weather and bandwagoneer Viking fans already. Take your fair-weather junior high ass someplace else, like New Orleans.
    FACT OF THE MATTER IS, you’re just a troll who gets off on rubbing people the wrong way, your football knowledge is minimal at best, and it is impossible for you to express an objective opinion about any subject on this forum. Prove me wrong if you can, but I won’t hold my breath waiting.

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