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Saturday, September 3, 2016, 2:51pm
The Keshawn Martin release was a surprise. The Pats gave him a contract extension in January with a reported $600,000 in guarantees. Martin hardly practiced in training camp, and he suffered an injury in Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants. He limped through the locker room after the game with his left foot wrapped.
This release could be a signal that rookie receiver Malcolm Mitchell, who suffered an ugly looking injury in the preseason opener, could be ready by Week 1. It's unlikely that the Pats would enter that game with just two healthy wideouts. This also could be a signal that Danny Amendola will not start the year on the PUP, the story concluded.
Posted by Joe Holka
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 4:12pm
Keshawn Martin beat out Brandon Lafell on the depth chart and recently signed a two-year extension with the Patriots. When Edelman and Amendola were sidelined late in the year Martin had 24 catches for 269 yards on 37 targets.
The competition around him makes it tough for him to be a huge fantasy contributor when everyone is healthy. He could return kicks and help out if there is injury trouble as Belichick seems to trust him.
2016 Bottom Line
Though his roster spot is likely safe, his ceiling is likely the WR3 in this offense unless injuries force more targets his way.