‘Tis the season for stashing players for the future on the 53-man roster.
They promoted running back Armond Smith and offensive lineman Thomas Austin from their practice squad.
Martin tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee in Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs. A former second-round pick who had disappointed, lost his job, then gained it back when Haruki Nakamura was no better, Martin had actually improved over the last month.
The Panthers now have 13 players on injured reserve.