According to reports, the Patriots have signed wide receiver Keshawn Martin to a two-year, $3 million contract extension through 2017.
ESPN's Field Yates was the first to break the news.
The deal will see Martin earn a $600K signing bonus and base salaries of $850K in 2016 and $1 million in 2017. There's also a $750K incentives bonus (receptions) for each of the two seasons.Source: the Patriots have signed WR Keshawn Martin to a 2-year, $3M extension through 2017.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 16, 2016
After being acquired from the Texans back on September 17, Martin hauled in 24 catches for 269 yards and two touchdowns in nine games with the team. When the injuries to Julian Edelman, Danny Amenolda and Rob Gronkowksi sprang up, Martin found himself in the unfortunate position of being the #2 target for QB Tom Brady, and that simply isn't his game. When everyone is on the field and doing their thing, Martin is a great option as the fourth or fifth piece.
The 25-year-old also checked out in the most important factor of being a Patriots receiver: getting on Brady's good side.
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