Lions Release WR Keshawn Martin & TE Tim Wright


The Detroit Lions announced Monday that they’ve released WR Keshawn Martin and TE Tim Wright.

Martin, 27, is a former fourth-round pick of the Texans back in 2012. He spent just over three years in Houston before he was traded to the Patriots a few weeks into the regular season.

The Patriots signed Martin to a two-year, $3 million deal back in January of last year, but he was, unfortunately, one of the team’s final roster cuts as they trimmed their roster down to the 53-man limit. The 49ers signed him to a contract at the start of the regular season but elected to cut him loose in November.

The Lions signed Martin to a contract this past March.

In 2016, Martin appeared in one game and totaled 37 kick-return yards and a fumble.

Wright, 27, wound up signing on with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers back in 2013. He spent a year in Tampa Bay before he was traded to the Patriots in a deal for G Logan Mankins.

The Patriots waived Wright a year later and he returned to the Buccaneers after they claimed off of waivers. Interestingly enough, the Buccaneers managed to trade Wright for a second time in August of last year to the Lions in return for K Kyle Brindza.

Detroit elected to re-sign Wright to a one-year, $675,000 contract last year, but he was waived with an injury designation and later placed on the team’s injured reserve list. The Lions re-signed him a few weeks ago.

In 2015, Wright appeared in nine games for the Lions and caught nine passes for 77 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

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