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Bills sign punter Sam Martin

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Just a day after the 53-man roster was announced, the Buffalo Bills are making more moves.

Buffalo has signed punter Sam Martin to a one-year deal. To make room for Martin, the Bills are placing wide receiver Marquez Stevenson (foot) on the Injured Reserve list.

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Martin most recently played for the Denver Broncos from 2020 to 2021. The punter is a 10-year vet and has played in 123 career games. Martin was drafted by the Lions in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Appalachian State. Martin played for the Lions from 2013 to 2019.

Martin has averaged 46.3 yards per punt over his career (41.3 net). His longest punt went 72 yards and happened in 2013. His best season statistically occurred in 2016 when he averaged 48.6 yards per punt (44.2 net). In 2018, 32 of his 74 punts were downed in the 20. Over his career, 191 of his 527 punts were downed in the 20.

He's a native of Fayetteville, Georgia.

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