The Kansas City Chiefs have reportedly signed UFA Josh Martin, a pass rushing DE/OLB from Columbia University.
Martin’s new agent, Kevin Robinson tweeted out the news shortly after the deal was done.
Congrats, Josh Martin (Columbia, DE/OLB) on signing with the KC Chiefs!
— Kevin Robinson (@KevinRobinson04) April 28, 2013
Martin had a decent senior year as a pass rusher, totaling 29 solo tackles, 6.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries. His play was recognized as the Ivy League Player of the Week in November last year, from the NFL Draft Scout site.
NOV 12 IVY LEAGUE CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Columbia senior defensive lineman Josh Martin (Aurora, Colo.) was a dominant force in an Empire State Bowl win over Cornell with three of the Lions’ six sacks. Martin made the game’s key playing in the third quarter, forcing a fumble on a nine-yard sack. The Columbia offense took advantage and converted the turnover to points with the go-ahead touchdown in a 34-17 win over the Big Red. – Ivy League football
I really like the Chiefs continued addition of a pass rushers to the roster. I believe the Chiefs are set at starters with OLB’s Justin Houston and Tamba Hali, but beyond them, the depth drops off considerably. If defensive coordinator Bob Sutton’s defense will put as much pressure on opposing QB’s this season as has been said, the Chiefs will need all the support they can muster.
What do you think, Addicts? Is a Columbia Lion just what the defense needs?