Browns claim Marcus Martin via waivers

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The Browns claimed center Marcus Martin via waivers from the 49ers on Wednesday.

Martin was a third-round pick in 2014 who’s made 22 career starts. He was waived by the team’s new regime after playing in just five games last season.

The Browns invested heavily in their offensive line on the first day of free agency with new contracts for J.C. Tretter and Kevin Zeitler and a big-bucks extension for Joel Bitonio. They probably see Martin as a low-risk addition as their prior moves indicate they’re ready to move on from center Cameron Erving, a first-round pick in 2015.

4 responses to “Browns claim Marcus Martin via waivers

  1. Marcus Martin has got to be one of the worst offensive linemen I’ve ever seen in the NFL. Gets bullied every single play. Plays with zero heart. Does not put in the work. I don’t think he even likes playing football. So in other words- a perfect pickup for the Browns!

  2. To all of that haven’t seen him play and are giving a thumbs down to people that have seen him and saying he is terrible…… Read this:

    – There are few bigger liabilities on the offensive line than 49ers C Marcus Martin (-4.4). He was dreadful against the Bears, allowing three sacks, a hit, and a hurry on 43 dropbacks. Martin’s -3.8 pass protection grade was second-worst on the team, while his -0.8 run blocking grade tied for worst. Overall, he’s our lowest-graded center this season (39th), with a -38.8 grade. Martin’s yet to record a positive grade in 2015, his best performance of the season coming in Week 11 when he recorded a -0.8. In his year and a half since becoming the starter (20 games), he has a -55.7 grade. It didn’t end up costing them in this game, but Martin’s performances are a serious issue.

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