NFL

DL Vaughn Martin signs with Miami

Share This Story

   
 

MIAMI (AP)

Defensive lineman Vaughn Martin signed a two-year contract Thursday with the Miami Dolphins after starting the past two seasons with the San Diego Chargers.

FANTASY IMPACT

The NFL's 2013 free agency period hit warp speed during the first 48 hours. Ryan Fowler examines how this free agent class impacts the 2013 fantasy football season.

The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Martin played end in the Chargers' 3-4 scheme, but likely will move to tackle in the Dolphins' 4-3 defense.

''I'm a defensive linemen, and in the NFL you're going to have to be interchangeable,'' Martin said. ''My goal is to help the team win. That's ultimately my role.''

A native of Jamaica, Martin was a fourth-round draft pick by the Chargers in 2009 and started 27 games the past two years. He missed the final three games in 2012 with a groin injury.

''He is an athletic player that we feel will make a positive impact and bring depth to the defensive side of the ball,'' Miami general manager Jeff Ireland said.

Martin was recruited by Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, who trains with Martin during the offseason.

''He kind of wears his heart on his sleeve,'' Martin said. ''He's an intense guy. He works hard. I admire his work ethic just from meeting him from the first day. You notice that in five minutes, and he really does love this team and he really was adamant in how of a perfect fit he thought this was for me.''

Tagged: Dolphins, Chargers, Vaughn Martin

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by


NFL Videos

Best Person in Sports: Keenan Lewis Posted: Jul 15, 2014
Saints CB Keenan Lewis hosts a back-to-school event, giving children medical ser...

NFL Roundtable: New York Jets Posted: Jul 14, 2014
They're a team with plenty to prove and a roster of players primed to get it don...

NFL Roundtable: Detroit Lions Posted: Jul 11, 2014
A team with so many weapons, is this the season that the Lions put together and ...

More Than Sports on MSN