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Thu, 10 Apr 2003 06:03:56 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Arizona Republic reports the Arizona Cardinals worked out free agent WR Tony Martin, who was out of football last year, on Wednesday. The team, however, isnít in a hurry to offer him a contract and if they do it will come after the NFL Draft.
Tue, 08 Apr 2003 05:04:18 -0700
The Arizona Republic reports the Arizona Cardinals will work out free agent WR Tony Martin on Tuesday. Martin was out of football last season.
Thu, 03 Jan 2002 20:33:47 -0800
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the Green Bay Packers gave some thought to signing WR Tony Martin, after he was released by the Atlanta Falcons earlier this week. Director of pro personnel Reggie McKenzie said Martin remained a deep threat at age 36, but the Packers would want a more complete receiver to make it worth releasing one of their players. The Packers will stick with WRs Antonio Freeman, Bill Schroeder, Corey Bradford, Donald Driver, Charles Lee and Robert Ferguson for the playoffs.
Wed, 02 Jan 2002 14:43:00 -0800
As a followup to earlier reports, AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Reeves said he feels WRs Shawn Jefferson and Brian Finneran are both playing better than Tony Martin was, which is one of the reasons Martin was released. It also gives the team a chance to add Shawn Mills to the active roster, which they did earlier today. Reeves said they do not have any plans for Martin next year. Jefferson will replace Martin in the starting lineup this weekend but Finneran will continue to see plenty of playing time, too. The team will also try to get WR Quentin McCord more involved during the game.
Wed, 02 Jan 2002 08:46:50 -0800
AtlantaFalcons.com reports the Atlanta Falcons have released WR Tony Martin and signed WR Shawn Mills from the practice squad to the active roster.
Sun, 30 Dec 2001 19:12:49 -0800
AtlantaFalcons.com reports WR Tony Martin (eye) was able to return during the third quarter of today's game. PR/CB Darrien Gordon (ankle) left today's game in the third quarter and did not return. TE Reggie Kelly (shoulder) also left in the third quarter and did not return.
Mon, 12 Nov 2001 04:35:21 -0800
AtlantaFalcons.com reports WR Tony Martin returned to starting lineup for the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, replacing Shawn Jefferson, who had been starting since Martin suffered a collarbone injury earlier this year.
Thu, 08 Nov 2001 15:19:28 -0800
Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Reeves said the team would probably start WR Tony Martin (clavicle) at split end this weekend if he's healthy enough to go. Martin returned to the field during the team's last game after missing time with a broken clavicle. Last week, he worked behind Shawn Jefferson at split end.
Wed, 07 Nov 2001 14:33:45 -0800
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Reeves said he believes WR Tony Martin (clavicle) will be closer to full speed this weekend.
Mon, 05 Nov 2001 12:43:24 -0800
The Ledger Enquirer reports Atlanta Falcons WR Tony Martin (collarbone) returned after missing four games. Martin did not start, but played behind Shawn Jefferson and led the Falcons with three catches for 49 yards.
Fri, 02 Nov 2001 11:33:46 -0800
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Atlanta Falcons WR Tony Martin (clavicle), who was upgraded to probable on Thursday, won't start this weekend. WR Shawn Jefferson is expected to remain in the starting lineup ahead of him this weekend.
Thu, 01 Nov 2001 14:55:57 -0800
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons WR Tony Martin (shoulder) was able to practice again on Thursday and has been upgraded from doubtful to probable for this weekend's game.
Wed, 31 Oct 2001 14:58:35 -0800
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons WR Tony Martin (shoulder), who missed the past four games with a broken clavicle, practiced full-speed on Wednesday. Despite being listed as doubtful for this weekend's game, head coach Dan Reeves said Martin has a chance to play this weekend.
Tue, 30 Oct 2001 11:58:00 -0800
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Atlanta Falcons WR Tony Martin (clavicle) practiced on Monday and could return to the field this weekend. The team plans to make a decision later this week on his status.
Thu, 18 Oct 2001 14:14:10 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons WR Shawn Jefferson (toe/ankle) practiced on Thursday, his second day in a row, and was upgraded to probable for this weekend's game. WR Terance Mathis (sprained hand) also practiced again on Thursday and didn't show any signs of lingering problems. WR Tony Martin (clavicle) remained out of practice and won't play this weekend.
Mon, 15 Oct 2001 16:21:52 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Reeves stated WR Shawn Jefferson (ankle/toe) appears to be the most serious injury from Sunday's game. Reeves added that WR Tony Martin (collarbone) probably won't be ready for this weekend's game but has a better chance for the week following the team's BYE.
Thu, 11 Oct 2001 15:36:24 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons WR Tony Martin (clavicle), who is out this weekend, is expected to return to the field next week.
Wed, 10 Oct 2001 12:35:36 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Reeves said he believes everybody except WR Tony Martin (broken collarbone) will be able to practice today. Reeves said WR Shawn Jefferson (back) is sore and WR Brian Finneran (back) is a bit banged up but depending on how the receivers look today will determine their status the rest of the week. QB Chris Chandler (concussion) also feels good and will practice today, according to Reeves.
Mon, 08 Oct 2001 08:18:40 -0700
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Atlanta Falcons LB Chris Draft, WR Tony Martin, OL Chris Banks and Michael Thompson, FB George Layne, DE Ronald Flemons and CB Conrad Hamilton (torn left hamstring) were declared inactive for Sunday's game.
Fri, 05 Oct 2001 15:18:24 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons LB Chris Draft (toe) and WR Tony Martin (clavicle) missed practice again on Friday and won't play this weekend. The team added LB Anthony Jordan (sore foot) to the injury report today after he missed practice.
Thu, 04 Oct 2001 15:02:52 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons WR Tony Martin (clavicle) and LB Chris Draft (toe) were the only Falcons' players to miss practice on Thursday. CB Conrad Hamilton (hamstring) returned to practice on Wednesday, but isn't expected to play this weekend. DE Brady Smith suffered an injured shoulder against the Cardinals last weekend and was added to the injury report today as probable. He was able to participate in practice.
Wed, 03 Oct 2001 15:08:05 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports OT Ephraim Salaam, who injured his foot against Arizona last Sunday, practiced today and is probable on the injury report. LB Chris Draft did not participate in practice today due to his toe injury. Artie Ulmer has been taking his place at weakside linebacker. Backup CB Conrad Hamilton returned to practice for the first time since suffering a slight tear of his left hamstring in the first quarter of the Falcons season-opener. Coach Dan Reeves said it is unlikely he will play this week. CB Darrick Vaughn has been filling in for Hamilton in the nickel defense. Reeves also indicated if G Kynan Forney is ready to go, he will play. WR Tony Martin remains out with a broken clavicle in his right shoulder.
Tue, 02 Oct 2001 11:50:25 -0700
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Atlanta Falcons WR Tony Martin (cracked collarbone) is aiming for the Oct. 21 game against New Orleans to make his return.
Sun, 30 Sep 2001 20:33:56 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports the Atlanta Falcons declared CB Conrad Hamilton, OL Michael Thompson, WR Tony Martin, RB Rodney Thomas, LB Anthony Jordan, DL Ronald Flemons and OG Kynan Forney inactive for Sunday's game.
Thu, 27 Sep 2001 13:52:00 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons WR Tony Martin (shoulder) has been downgraded to OUT for this weekend's game and he may miss up to four weeks of action after being diagnosed with a broken right clavicle bone in his right shoulder. Shawn Jefferson is expected to start in his place this weekend.
Wed, 26 Sep 2001 16:02:57 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons G Kynan Forney (toe) is listed as questionable for this Sundayís game, but participated in practice today. WR Tony Martin (shoulder) was held out of drills today, but could return to practice tomorrow.
Tue, 25 Sep 2001 07:24:16 -0700
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Atlanta Falcons WR Tony Martin has a cracked right clavicle and his status for Sunday's game is uncertain at this time. CB Conrad Hamilton (hamstring) is OUT. CB Ray Buchanan has a strained right shoulder and a dislocated finger on his left hand, but he'll play on Sunday. TE Alge Crumpler has a strained shoulder, but he should play. SS Marty Carter's sprained left knee should not keep him from playing in Sunday's game.
Mon, 24 Sep 2001 08:37:13 -0700
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Atlanta Falcons SS Marty Carter sprained his left knee late in the first half and missed some action in the third quarter before returning to yesterday's game. WR Tony Martin (right shoulder injury) was only to play a few plays during yesterday's second half. He will be re-evaluated. Starting CB Ray Buchanan said he had a slight separation of his right shoulder and was going to have X-rays to check for a broken left middle finger. He showed signs of a concussion after colliding with LB Chris Draft, but kept playing. Draft (sprained big toe), LB Henri Crockett (possible broken finger), WR Shawn Jefferson (sprained shoulder) and reserve S Johndale Carty (strained hamstring) also made the post-game injury report.
Mon, 10 Sep 2001 15:31:19 -0700
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports WR Tony Martin started at split end rather than Shawn Jefferson, and led the Atlanta Falcons with four receptions for 66 yards.
Wed, 22 Aug 2001 07:28:58 -0700
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Reeves has not picked his starting split end yet. Shawn Jefferson and Tony Martin are competing to start opposite Terance Mathis. "We'll probably use them like that (alternately) in the regular season," Reeves said. "We'll keep them fresh."
Mon, 02 Jul 2001 06:28:03 -0700
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Atlanta Falcons will have WRs Shawn Jefferson and Tony Martin battle for a starting job during training camp. After Martin left the team, Jefferson was signed to replace him in the lineup. Now, Martin's back in the mix but neither is a lock for the starting job right now. The team would like to use Martin and Jefferson at the outside slots at times while lining Terance Mathis up in the slot.
Fri, 29 Jun 2001 13:02:29 -0700
Charles Odum, of the Ledger-Enquirer, reports for the Sporting News that the Atlanta Falcons young wide receivers could be in for a heated battle come training camp. With the recent addition of Tony Martin, the Falcons have three established veterans in Martin, Terance Mathis and Shawn Jefferson. There may be only one or two roster slots for the younger WRs, as Jammi German, Eugene Baker and Brian Finneran will all be in a battle. Rookies Vinny Sutherland and Quentin McCord will also have to step up come training camp to make sure they make the team.
Fri, 22 Jun 2001 16:21:54 -0700
Charles Odum, of the Ledger-Enquirer, reports for the Sporting News several Atlanta Falcons veteran players were willing to make adjustments to their salaries if necessary to fit WR Tony Martin under the cap. RB Jamal Anderson even made his offer in public. Martin will once again wear jersey number 80, as WR Eugene Baker has agreed to switch to number 82.
Wed, 20 Jun 2001 08:42:57 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports the Atlanta Falcons have signed free agent WR Tony Martin (Dolphins) to an undisclosed deal.
Wed, 20 Jun 2001 02:53:38 -0700
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports former Dolphins WR Tony Martin, who worked out with the Atlanta Falcons yesterday, is very positive about a potential return to the Falcons. He said they're going to sit down and "hammer it out" to get a deal done.
Tue, 19 Jun 2001 12:46:29 -0700
SportsLine.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Atlanta Falcons worked out free agent WR Tony Martin, who was released by the Miami Dolphins earlier this spring. The Falcons have had ongoing talks with Martin ever since he was released by the Dolphins. The Falcons only have about $282,000 in room available under the salary cap at this time.
Thu, 31 May 2001 10:50:38 -0700
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Atlanta Falcons aren't expected to make a big splash in free agency following June 1. The team likes their current roster and does not anticipate cutting anyone, which means they only have room to add one more player. To top it off, the salary cap is tight for the team right now so they cannot afford to spend a lot on another player. There continues to be speculation that the team may pursue free agent WR Tony Martin, who was cut by the Dolphins earlier this year.
Sat, 12 May 2001 19:59:53 -0700
SportsLine.com's Len Pasquarelli reports free agent WR Tony Martin (Dolphins) has caught the attention of the Atlanta Falcons a second-time around. Martin joined the Dolphins after the Falcons let him go a few years ago and now his agent has been in talks with the Falcons about a potential return.
Wed, 18 Apr 2001 22:15:48 -0700
The Sun-Sentinel's Chris Perkins reports the signing of WR Dedric Ward is expected to have an effect on WRs Leslie Shepherd, Tony Martin and Lamar Thomas, OT Richmond Webb and S Brock Marion. VP of player personnel, Rick Spielman, indicated Wednesday the team doesnít have much money remaining under this yearís $67.4 million salary cap. Spielman said they had enough left to sign their draft picks. The team could restructure some other contracts to free up some cap space. When addressing the draft, Spielman said teams have called the Dolphins about their 26th pick. Spielman said the Dolphins will listen to offers. He said they could attempt to move up, or down in the draft.
Tue, 27 Mar 2001 23:44:08 -0800
Alex Marvez reports for the Sun-Sentinel Miami Dolphins DE Kenny Mixon has lost 15 pounds as he hopes to show the team he can play in its nickel and dime packages in addition to other downs. Mixon and Lorenzo Bromell will compete to replace Trace Armstrong, the pass-rush specialist who signed with Oakland. If the team adds another RB, it may be to challenge J.J. Johnson and Autry Denson as third down back as opposed to competition for starting RB Lamar Smith. As of now, it seems unlikely that WR Tony Martin will be re-signed, which means the team will be looking for another veteran WR with Leslie Shepherd a leading candidate.
Thu, 15 Mar 2001 13:00:10 -0800
In a question and answer session on the team's official site, Atlanta Falcons GM Harold Richardson said it was doubtful the team would pursue free agent WR Tony Martin, despite earlier reports. He said the team had absolutely no plans to trade RB Jamal Anderson. He also felt newly acquired QB Eric Zeier will be a valuable asset to the Falcons, but he did not discuss in which capacity. Right now expectations are Zeier will be the No. 2 QB behind Chris Chandler.
Sun, 04 Mar 2001 15:47:53 -0800
Charles Odum reports for the Sporting News in addition to the previously reported WR Tony Martin, the Atlanta Falcons have also reportedly contacted the agent for LB Cornelius Bennett about a return to Atlanta for his client. If unrestricted free agent LB Henri Crockett is not re-signed, the team's strongside linebacker position opens up. Atlanta might consider offering Bennett and Martin one-year, incentive-based contracts. The Falcons begin formal off-season conditioning drills at their facility on March 19.
Sat, 24 Feb 2001 00:24:52 -0800
The Sun Sentinel reports Jimmy Sexton, the agent for WR Tony Martin, said the wide receiver eventually may re-sign with the Dolphins, but there is no timetable for the decision. He wants to look around to see what else is out there, but he has left the door open in Miami. Martin could be re-signed after being released by the team on Thursday in a cap related move. The agent added there was no truth to the story Martin was asked to take a paycut and refused.
Fri, 23 Feb 2001 00:32:11 -0800
Alex Marvez reports for the Sun Sentinel the Miami Dolphins saved roughly $2.1 million in cap room by releasing WR Tony Martin and $60,000 by releasing RB Thurman Thomas. With DE Jason Taylor now franchised, the team will turn their focus toward re-signing some of their 17 players set to become unrestricted free agents at the start of next Friday's signing period. The top priority is expected to be PK Olindo Mare. VP of player personnelRick Spielman said the Dolphins have offered Mare a deal that would make him the NFL's highest-paid kicker.
Thu, 22 Feb 2001 14:32:20 -0800
MiamiDolphins.com reports the Miami Dolphins have released RB Thurman Thomas and WR Tony Martin. Thomas, as reported, is expected to join the Bills and then retire. Head coach Dave Wannstedt stated the team hasn't ruled out re-signing Martin.
Wed, 14 Feb 2001 00:42:34 -0800
Chris Perkins reports for the Sun Sentinel agent Drew Rosenhaus said Tuesday Miami Dolphins DT Tim Bowens is expected to tell the team today he won't void the final year of his contract and become a free agent. Dolphins LB Robert Jones ($300,000) and WR Tony Martin ($200,000) are soon due roster bonuses and face being cut, but they could also restructure their roster bonus to remain with the team.
Wed, 17 Jan 2001 13:58:54 -0800
The Miami Herald reports the Miami Dolphins have made contract offers to potential free agents: DE Jason Taylor, PK Olindo Mare, DE Trace Armstrong and LB Derrick Rodgers. The team has also contacted the agents for the team's remaining free agents. No deals are imminent at this point. WR Tony Martin, OG Heath Irwin and LB Robert Jones are among the players facing the option of having their salaries cut or being waived.
Wed, 17 Jan 2001 01:07:31 -0800
The Sun-Sentinel reports the Miami Dolphins staff is spending a good deal of time at the Senior Bowl looking at WRs. "Everybody knows we're going to be looking at receivers," said Rick Spielman, the director of player personnel. "There's some good receivers down here." Smaller WRs such as Santana Moss and Snoop Minnis are probably not on the team's list. Of the Dolphins top four receivers, only Oronde Gadsden is a lock to return. Tony Martin and O.J. McDuffie may be released for salary cap reasons, and Leslie Shepherd is set to become an unrestricted free agent when the NFL's signing period begins March 2. Other areas of need for the team are OL, LB and QB.
Wed, 10 Jan 2001 00:38:18 -0800
The Sun-Sentinel reports the Miami Dolphins are about $7 million under the cap and plan to open more room under the salary cap by renegotiating deals. It's likely that DT Daryl Gardener ($4.22 million), LB Zach Thomas ($3.75 million) and CB Sam Madison ($2.7 million) will be targetted. WR Tony Martin ($3 million), WR O.J. McDuffie ($2.09 million) and OL Heath Irwin ($1.2 million) may be released or asked to take big pay cuts.
Fri, 08 Dec 2000 17:44:56 -0800
The Miami Herald reports the Miami Dolphins will allow WRs Tony Martin and Bert Emanuel to get back into the swing of things now that WR Leslie Shepherd (knee) is out of action. Martin, as reported, will return to the starting lineup while Emanuel will see time on multi-receiver sets this weekend.