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Bills sign P Sam Martin to one-year deal

Dec 5, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Denver Broncos punter Sam Martin (6) punts the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs during the game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday night that they signed punter Sam Martin to a one-year deal.

Martin, who was released by the Denver Broncos on Monday, fills the opening stemming from Saturday’s release of rookie Matt Araiza.

Buffalo released Araiza, a sixth-round draft choice, two days after a civil suit was filed accusing him of being involved in a gang rape last season at San Diego State.

Martin was reportedly let go by Denver after expressing he would not take a pay reduction from this season’s $2.25 million salary.

The 32-year-old Martin averaged 46.0 yards for Denver last season, his second with the team. He spent his first seven seasons with the Detroit Lions.

Martin has a 46.1 career average on 605 attempts over 139 NFL games. He was a fifth-round pick in the 2013 draft out of Appalachian State.

–Field Level Media