The Indianapolis Colts announced Monday that they’ve traded LS Thomas Hennessy to the Jets in exchange for S Ronald Martin.
The Jets reportedly weren’t happy about the play of long snapper Tanner Purdum and decided to trade from a position of depth (safety) in order to get someone who could actually make their 53-man roster. This move leaves Purdum on the chopping block in the final week of the preseason.
Martin, 24, wound up signing on with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of LSU back in 2015. However, he, unfortunately, waived during roster cuts and later claimed by the Jets.
Martin was on an off of their 53-man roster during the 2016 season, but was eventually promoted to the active roster in December
In 2016, Martin appeared in three games for the Jets and recorded one tackle and no interceptions.
Hennessy, 23, wound up signing a three-year, $1.66 million contract with the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of Duke back in May. He stands to make base salaries of $465,000 and $555,000 over the first two years of the contract.