41.2 F
Detroit
Thursday, August 6, 2020

JUST IN: Detroit Lions punter Sam Martin to take pay cut

According to a report from Field Yates, Detroit Lions punter Sam Martin will be taking a pay cut.

Yates is reporting that Martin had his contract reworked, dropping his non-guaranteed base salary in 2019 from $2.4 million to a guaranteed $1.7 million, while 2020 is now a voidable year of his deal.

Martin is going into his 7th season with the Lions. In his first six seasons in Detroit, he has averaged 46.1 yards per punt, though that number has dropped over the past two seasons.

This move is a bit odd considering Martin is a lock to make the roster. I really don’t understand why he would accept a pay cut.

- Advertisement -
Don Drysdale
I am a fan of all Detroit sports and LOVE to write about them!

Latest news

2020 NFL Opt-Out Tracker: 3 Detroit Lions opt-out of upcoming season

The NFL opt-out date is set for 4 p.m. ET on Thursday and at that point, we will have a pretty good idea as...
- Advertisement -

Michigan State AD Bill Beekman releases statement regarding change of venue for Michigan game

On Wednesday, the Big Ten released their 2020 regular-season schedule and there were multiple surprises to be had. One of the biggest surprises is that...

Report: Detroit Lions C Russell Bodine opts out of 2020 season

According to a report from Tim Twentyman, Detroit Lions center Russell Bodine has decided to opt-out of the 2020 season. Bodine becomes the third Lions...

OSU’s Ryan Day says the Big Ten better implement a mercy rule for Jim Harbaugh and Michigan

According to a report from Dave Biddle of 247Sports/CBS Sports, things got a bit heated between Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh and Ohio State...

Related news

2020 NFL Opt-Out Tracker: 3 Detroit Lions opt-out of upcoming season

The NFL opt-out date is set for 4 p.m. ET on Thursday and at that point, we will have a pretty good idea as...

Report: Detroit Lions C Russell Bodine opts out of 2020 season

According to a report from Tim Twentyman, Detroit Lions center Russell Bodine has decided to opt-out of the 2020 season. Bodine becomes the third Lions...

Detroit Lions activate WR Kenny Golladay from Reserve/COVID-19 list

According to the Detroit Lions, they have activated WR Kenny Golladay from the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Golladay joins TE Isaac Nauta, CB Justin Coleman, and QB...

2 current Detroit Lions included as possible Hall of Fame candidates

Will Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford end up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame? That is a question that has been asked time and...