The New Orleans Saints have signed linebacker Josh Martin, who previously spent three seasons with the New York Jets.
Former New York Jets linebacker Josh Martin has found a new organization to showcase his talents for.
Per nfl.com’s Ian Rapoport, the New Orleans Saints signed Martin this week after they were impressed with him at a workout.
The #Saints are signing former #Jets LB Josh Martin, source said. The Columbia alum worked out for them recently and arrived in time for camp.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 25, 2019
Martin was a member of the Jets from 2015-18. He was signed in November of 2015 to the team’s practice squad. Martin then signed a two-year, $4.3 million extension to stay with Gang Green in March of 2017.
His most productive season came in 2017 when he appeared in 14 games, starting in nine. He racked up 31 tackles, 10 tackles-for-loss, eight quarterback hits, 1.5 sacks, and one pass deflection.
Martin only appeared in one game for the Jets last season. New York placed him on injured reserve after he suffered a concussion in Week 4.
Martin originally was an undrafted free agent out of Columbia University in 2013. He’s additionally spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Indianapolis Colts.
The Jets began camp this week in Florham Park, NJ. Their first-round draft pick Quinnen Williams was the last rookie in this year’s draft class to sign a rookie contract. Ultimately, the Jets ended up signing Williams to a four-year deal on Thursday worth $32.529 million. It includes a $21.677 million signing bonus.
The Adam Gase-led Jets are gearing up for an improved 2019 season. Last year, the team finished with a disappointing 4-12 record. Their first preseason game will be on Thursday, Aug. 8 against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.