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Lions release Vaughn Martin

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Teams have been holding workouts and/or OTAs for a few weeks now, giving them a better idea of how the different pieces of their roster fit together.

Or don’t fit, in the case of defensive tackle Vaughn Martin. Tim Twentyman of the team’s website announced Monday that the Lions have released Martin, who joined the team as a free agent in March.

Martin was coming off of sports hernia surgery that led to his departure from Miami in November, a few months after the team had signed him to a two-year, $4 million contract. Martin had just one tackle in three games for the Dolphins, but was a starter in San Diego in 2011 and 2012. Another starting job might be a reach, but Martin should find work somewhere if he’s healthy enough to be on the field.

If the Lions want another veteran hand on the line, they could try to sign Derek Landri after Landri visited with the team last week. For now, they have signed defensive end/outside linebacker Kalonji Kashama and wide receiver Cody Wilson to bring their roster to 90 players.

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6 Responses to “Lions release Vaughn Martin”
  1. tokyosandblaster says: Jun 2, 2014 10:17 AM

    The Vikings should pick this guy up. He could start at literally any position on their team.


  2. thetruthcampaign says: Jun 2, 2014 11:14 AM

    Super Bowl.

  3. spektorrlion says: Jun 2, 2014 11:40 AM

    Super Bowl?

  4. wheezerswin says: Jun 2, 2014 12:52 PM

    Soon to be signed by Vikings

  5. purpleguy says: Jun 2, 2014 1:44 PM

    As usual, the Vikings remain on everyone’s mind this off-season — it’s almost Fruedian.

  6. tokyosandblaster says: Jun 2, 2014 7:00 PM

    We are just trying to help. It seems like anyone would be a better GM that Spielman, and I, for one, would like the Packers competition to improve slightly, so as to better prepare them for the playoffs.

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