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Bears waive Derrick Martin, add Michael Ola

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The Bears have added an offensive lineman who played for head coach Marc Trestman in Montreal.

According to the NFL’s Wednesday transactions, Chicago has been awarded Michael Ola on waivers from Miami.

Ola played for the CFL’s Alouettes for two seasons (2012-2013). He started five games for Montreal in 2012, Trestman’s final season with the franchise.

According to Michael C. Wright of, the Bears worked out the 26-year-old Ola in December. Ola would sign with the Dolphins in February before being let go on Tuesday.

In a corresponding roster move Wednesday, the Bears released defensive back Derrick Martin with a non-football injury designation. An eighth-year pro from Wyoming, the 29-year-old Martin appeared in seven games for Chicago in 2013, notching three tackles. Martin previously saw regular season action with the Ravens (2006-2008), Packers (2009-2010), Giants (2011) and Patriots (2012).

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4 Responses to “Bears waive Derrick Martin, add Michael Ola”
  1. rextraordinaire says: May 28, 2014 7:49 PM

    I wasn’t even aware Derrick Martin was on the team last year. See his name come up here and there but just assumed he was a training camp body signed earlier in the offseason.

    This guy must be horrible. Conte and Wright were easily the worse safety duo in the league last year, yet this guy saw almost no playing time behind them. How embarassing.

  2. beerbratscheese says: May 28, 2014 8:10 PM

    Derrick Martin also played for the Packers. He’ll be on the Vikings roster in the next day or two.

  3. larryboodry says: May 28, 2014 8:45 PM

    I also had no idea who Martin was ’til I saw this article.

  4. swaynesworld says: May 28, 2014 9:26 PM

    8 year careers usually equates to “he can play” unless he was on some hurting teams. I’m just saying…

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