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Packers Re-Sign David Martin


The Green Bay Packers Wednesday re-signed unrestricted free agent tight end David Martin. Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations, announced the signing.

Martin, who turned 26 Sunday, has served as the primary backup to three-time Pro Bowler Bubba Franks most of his career. In nine regular-season games last season, Martin made five receptions for 88 yards and contributed three special teams tackles. He started three contests when the club opened in a double-tight end set. Flashing his speed and athleticism, he hauled in a career-long 35-yard reception in Green Bay's initial victory over Minnesota (Nov. 14). However, a knee injury sustained in that Vikings game prematurely ended his season.

A 6-foot-4, 262-pound tight end out of Tennessee, Martin in four seasons has 39 receptions for 344 yards and four touchdowns. Originally selected by Green Bay in the sixth round of the 2001 NFL Draft, Martin has played in 47 games with nine starts.

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