Hours after Adam Caplan reported that the Eagles had worked out free agent defensive tackle Mike Martin, the birds announced that the former Titan has signed a one-year deal with the team.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) April 26, 2016
The 6’1 306 pound tackle was drafted by the Titans in the third round back in 2012 after an impressive campaign as a Michigan Wolverine.
During his four years at the College level, Martin was dominant. He amassed 172 total tackles, 10 sacks and forced a fumble. In 2011, Martin terrorized Offenses with a career high 64 tackles.
Martin played in a total of 46 games during his tenure with Tennessee and racked up a total of 41 tackles and 4 sacks. In 2015 however, Martin was placed on injured reserve following
Martin started five games and played in 46 during his four-year stint with the Titans. He finished with 41 tackles and 4 sacks during that time. Whilst that may not seem too impressive, 3 of those sacks and 36 tackles were tallied in his rookie season.
The 25 year old aimed to rediscover his rookie form by shedding weight ahead of the 2015 season. However it was a season he would see very little of following a knee injury.
Martin also met with the Steelers as Wisniewski did. Both have ended up signing with the Eagles.
It’s likely that the former Titan will add some much needed depth behind Logan and Cox, a need that was highlighted more and more as Draft week approached.