The Philadelphia Eagles have signed free agent defensive tackle Mike Martin (not to be confused with NASCAR driver Mark Martin) to a one-year contract, according to an official announcement from the team. The Eagles brought Martin to Philadelphia on Monday to work him out at their facility. Here's what we wrote about Martin earlier.
"The 25-year-old Martin is listed at 6-1, 306 pounds. He was originally selected by the Tennessee Titans in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft after playing four years at Michigan. In four seasons with the Wolverines, Martin racked up 172 total tackles (25 for loss), 10 sacks, and one forced fumble.
Martin started five games and played in 46 games during his four-year stint with the Titans. He finished with 41 tackles and four sacks during that time. He only played 52 snaps in 2015 before being placed on injured reserve due to a knee injury."
The Eagles needed more interior defensive line depth so this signing makes sense. Martin obviously isn't guaranteed anything; he'll have to fight for a roster spot.
Fun fact: Martin and Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham played together in college for the Wolverines.