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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 08:44:50 -0700
Detroit Lions P Sam Martin will continue to handle the kickoffs so PK Matt Prater could concentrate on field goals and extra points, according to special teams coordinator John Bonamego.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:19:23 -0800
Detroit Lions CB Darius Slay (knee) is listed as doubtful for Week 16. LB DeAndre Levy (foot), CB Chris Houston (toe) and CB Rashean Mathis (illness) are listed as questionable. FS Louis Delmas (knee), FS John Wendling (ankle) and P Sam Martin (groin) are listed as probable. Levy, Mathis and Delmas did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 20, while the other players were limited during practice.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:01:00 -0800
Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (foot), CB Rashean Mathis (illness), CB Darius Slay (knee) and S John Wendling (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 19. S Louis Delmas (knee), CB Chris Houston (toe) and P Sam Martin (groin) were limited.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:17:48 -0800
Detroit Lions P Sam Martin (groin) normally handles kickoff duties, but he said Wednesday, Dec. 18, he felt a pull on the inside of his right groin during warmups before the Week 15 game against the Baltimore Ravens Monday, Dec. 16. While Martin punted during the game, PK David Akers handled kickoffs as well as his placekicking chores. The team might employ the same split in the Week 16 game against the New York Giants.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:31:24 -0800
Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (foot), CB Darius Slay (knee), FS Louis Delmas (knee), FS John Wendling (ankle) and P Sam Martin (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 18. CB Chris Houston (toe) was limited during practice. The team did not practice, but the NFL makes teams release a Wednesday injury report, so this is an estimation.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 18:20:33 -0700
Detroit Lions PK David Akers (hernia) is still working his way back to full strength, and he did not work with the kickoff units in practice Friday, Aug. 2. PKs Sam Martin and Havard Rugland worked with the kickoff units, with Martin only simulating kicks and Rugland blasting three through the back of the end zone.
Fantasy Tip: Akers might require a kickoff specialist to be retained as the season opens, lessening wear and tear as he makes his way back from injury. However, he will still be kicking for a team which should score plenty of points, and therefore he will be a valuable fantasy asset.
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:57:10 -0700
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz indicated DE Ezekiel Ansah, CB Darius Slay, OG Larry Warford and P Sam Martin have the chance to win starting jobs during training camp.
Sat, 20 Jul 2013 08:32:05 -0700
Detroit Lions Ps Sam Martin and Blake Clingan are expected to compete for the punter job during training camp, but Martin appears to be the favorite since the team took him in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft while Clingan was an undrafted free agent.
Thu, 09 May 2013 16:45:20 -0700
The Detroit Lions have signed fifth-round draft choice P Sam Martin. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:04:27 -0700
Appalachian State P Sam Martin has met with the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings.