Well that was quick. A day after adding Kareem Huggins and Derrick Martin to fill the roster spots of Robert Gallery and Tony Fiammetta, the New England Patriots released Huggins.
The veteran had played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the past, and had missed a year due to a knee injury. He had been listed as a fullback with the team, despite playing primarily as a running back for the Bucs.
Martin survived his first day with the team. He has played six seasons in the NFL for the Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers, and New York Giants.
He played in 14 regular-season games and all of the playoff games for the Giants last season, including Super Bowl XLVI's victory over the Patriots.
He has played in 61 games, starting four, and has 30 total tackles, three interceptions and eight passes defensed to his credit.
Martin joins Jake Ballard and Visanthe Shiancoe as former Giants now in the Patriot ranks. While he may not make the roster, any chance for some extra help in the secondary would be foolish to pass up.
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