Lions Place CB Justin Coleman On IR, Sign DE Kareem Martin To PS

     

The Detroit Lions announced Tuesday that they’ve placed CB Justin Coleman on injured reserve and signed DE Kareem Martin to their practice squad.

The Lions also released DE Jonathan Wynn from the unit. 

Here’s the Lions updated practice squad:

  1. C Beau Benzschawel
  2. QB David Blough
  3. DB Jalen Elliott
  4. DE Frank Herron
  5. WR Tom Kennedy
  6. TE Isaac Nauta
  7. LB Anthony Pittman
  8. DB Bobby Price
  9. P Arryn Siposs
  10. DT Kevin Strong
  11. DB Dee Virgin
  12. G Kenny Wiggins
  13. RB Jonathan Williams
  14. LS Steven Wirtel
  15. WR/RB Kerrith Whyte 
  16. DE Kareem Martin

Martin, 28, is a former third-round draft pick by the Cardinals out of North Carolina back in 2014. He finished out his four-year, $2,843,560 rookie contract and made a base salary of $710,000 in 2017.

Martin signed with the Giants on a three-year, $15 million deal in 2018 after testing unrestricted free agency for the first time in his career. He spent most of 2019 on injured reserve and was released by the Giants after the season.

In 2019, Martin played in five games for the Giants and recorded six total tackles. 

We had him included in our Top 100 Available 2020 Free Agents list.

Coleman, 27, wound up signing on with the Vikings as an undrafted out of Tennessee back in 2015. However, he was unfortunately placed on waivers at end of the preseason.

Coleman bounced around between the Patriots and Seahawks at the start of the 2015 season but later returned to New England has spent the past two years with them. The Patriots re-signed Coleman as an exclusive rights free agent before trading him to the Seahawks for a late-round pick at the start of the 2017 season.

Coleman re-signed with the Seahawks in 2018 as a restricted free agent under the second-round tender before later agreeing to a four-year deal worth $36 million with the Lions last year. 

In 2019, Coleman appeared in all 16 games for the Lions and recorded 54 tackles, one interception, three forced fumbles, a recovery and 13 passes defended.

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