Josh Martin Signs Exclusive-Rights Tender
The Kansas City Chiefs are taking care of some housekeeping details on Monday. With the remnants of free agency still settling and the preparation for the NFL Draft in full swing, we get the under-the-radar news of outside linebacker Josh Martin signing his exclusive-rights tender, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.
So what exactly does that mean? By extending the tender, the Chiefs made sure Martin could only negotiate with them. The signing of the tender puts Martin on a one-year, non-guaranteed contract worth the minimum for a player with two years of service time.
Last year, Martin did not see much playing time on defense with Tamba Hali, Justin Houston and Dee Ford all ahead of him on the depth chart. Martin, 23, recorded 14 tackles and 0.5 sacks in 14 games last year, after only playing in five games as a rookie in 2013. Most of Martin’s worth has come on special teams. Last season, Martin made nine solo tackles to rank 23rd in the league, according to TeamRankings.com.