Former Minnesota LB waived by Carolina Panthers
An ex-Minnesota linebacker found himself as part of the Carolina Panthers’ preseason cuts on Sunday as NFL teams have until Tuesday to trim their rosters to 85 players.
Kamal Martin is in his 3rd season in the league, a 5th-round draft choice by the Green Bay Packers in 2020. He missed a portion of his rookie campaign due to a torn meniscus but eventually recorded a sack and 24 tackles in the regular season, plus 2 tackles in the NFC Championship Game.
In Aug. 2021, he was released by Green Bay, but signed with the Panthers’ practice squad and was ultimately signed to the active roster, recording a pair of tackles in 6 games. On Sunday, the team announced that he had been waived.
Martin will now look to find a new NFL home in hopes of landing on a team’s final 53-man roster, or eventually return to the Panthers as a practice squad player.