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Rotowire: Jul 27 / 3:13p ET
News: Martin has elected to retire as an NFL player, the Charlotte Observer reports.
Impact: Per the report, Martin, who was claimed off waivers by the Panthers in March, has a back injury that could require surgery, which is presumably a key factor in his decision. Martin had been penciled in as the primary backup to left tackle Michael Oher, so the 25-year-old's retirement will represent a hit to the Panthers' offensive line depth.
StatsLLC: Jul 27 / 12:00a ET
News: Martin, the lineman harassed during the Miami Dolphins' 2013 bullying scandal, is contemplating retirement following a back injury.
Impact: Martin's agent Ken Zuckerman told The Associated Press his client recently injured his back during a workout. Zuckerman says doctors informed Martin he's not allowed to do any activity for six weeks and needs surgery.