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Just one day after signing undrafted rookie running back Robert Martin, the Patriots released him Monday afternoon, according to Mike Reiss. 

Martin practiced with the team on Sunday before officially signing along with linebacker Scooby Wright, but will now have to look for his third team this summer after a four-year career at Rutgers. Martin spent time with the Giants before his short time in New England. 

In his senior season with the Scarlet Knights, Martin ran for yards and three touchdowns. The Patriots' backfield is crowded with veterans like James White, Rex Burkhead and Brandon Bolden while Sony Michel and Damien Harris figure to have a large role in the offense this season as well. Cracking that rotation would have been hard for Martin even if he made the final roster. 

In related roster moves, the Patriots released Maurice Harris and Keionta Davis on Sunday, but since both went unclaimed on waivers they were reverted to the Patriots' injured reserve. 

The team's final preseason game comes on Thursday night against the Giants before they make their final cuts and prepare for the Steelers in Week 1. 

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Giants camp invitee Robert Martin had sweet backup plan after going undrafted

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Before Robert Martin had a chance to make the Giants' roster as a running back, he had a sweet backup plan.

"After the draft, I didn't get a call," Martin said after a recent New York training camp practice. “So the next day, there's a place called Hershey's Chocolate (World) in Pennsylvania and my friend works there and they pay good money.

"So I'm talking to him like, ‘Man, nobody called me, make sure you get me an application.'"

The former Rutgers running back was not invited to the NFL Combine, and his not being picked in the NFL Draft left his football future in question. The Harrisburg, Pa., native finished his college career as the Scarlet Knights' 10th leading rusher of all time with 2, yards and 18 touchdowns.

Martin was playing "Call of Duty" at his home the day after the draft when he got a call from the Giants with an invite to training camp.

"I felt really good (to get that call),” Martin said. "A lot of people get overlooked at Rutgers. I haven’t gotten (to the NFL yet), but it’s up to me now."

Can Giants bounce back this year?

The Giants boast a strong trio of running backs with second overall pick Saquon Barkley, 11th-year veteran Jonathan Stewart and second-year rusher Wayne Gallman. Martin is competing with undrafted rookie Jalen Simmons to make the team as a potential fourth-string running back if the Giants decide to carry that many rushers.

NFL teams must cut their rosters down to 53 players by Sept. 1.

"All I need is an opportunity, a shot," Martin said.

Martin graduated from Rutgers as a labor studies major this past semester but is taking one final class — a United States history course — to complete his undergraduate degree. He plans to walk at graduation next spring.


Robert Martin won’t have to wait long for a chance to prove the Giants wrong.

Cut by the Giants in early May to make room for veteran Rod Smith, Martin signed Sunday with the New England Patriots and will get a shot against his former team Thursday in the preseason finale. The Giants visit the Patriots at p.m. at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Martin went undrafted in and signed with the Giants out of a rookie tryout. He battled through an ankle injury in the preseason to make the initial man roster, but he was bumped down to the practice squad before Week 1 and never was activated for a game.

The odds are stacked against Martin making the Patriots roster because all NFL teams must cut down from 90 to 53 players by 4 p.m. Saturday. Because he was a late addition, Martin will have a limited body of work when compared to his new teammates in training camp since late July.

But, because NFL teams play few if any starters in the final preseason game, the game represents an important chance for Martin to showcase his abilities and catch on with a practice squad or keep his name and film fresh for when injuries strike across the NFL during the regular season.

Martin ranks No. 10 all-time in rushing yards at Rutgers, where he averaged yards per carry as a part-time starter over four seasons. His spot on the Giants essentially went to his one-year-later clone: Jonathan Hilliman, an undrafted rookie out of Rutgers (by way of four years first at Boston College).

The Patriots depth chart at running back includes Sony Michel, James White, Rex Burkhead, James Develin, Brandon Bolden and Damien Harris ahead of Martin.

But coach Bill Belichick’s track record of loving ex-Rutgers players runs deep.

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Robert Martin (born September 4, ) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Rutgers and was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in

College career[edit]

Martin attended Rutgers University, where he played for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team from [1] He tallied 2, rushing yards for Rutgers;[2] he is tenth all-time in rushing yards for the team.[3]

Professional career[edit]

New York Giants[edit]

After going undrafted in the NFL Draft, the Giants signed him on May 14 following the team's mincamp.[4] On September 5, , Martin was waived to make room for linebacker Nate Stupar.[5] He was signed to the team's practice squad a day later.[6] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Giants on January 2, [7] He was waived on May 9, following the signing of running back Rod Smith.[8]


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  2. "Robert Martin". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 20,
  3. "Robert Martin - Football Roster - Rutgers University". Retrieved October 15,
  4. "New York Giants' Jalen Simmons, Robert Martin looking to make an impact". Retrieved October 15,
  5. "Giants sign LB Nate Stupar, waive RB Robert Martin". September 5, Retrieved October 15,
  6. "Giants Re-Signing RB Robert Martin To Practice Squad |". September 6, Retrieved October 15,
  7. Eisen, Michael (January 2, ). "Giants sign nine players to Reserve/Future contracts".
  8. Bouda, Nate (May 9, ). "Giants Waive RB Robert Martin".

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Can Robert Martin create Rutgers linkage for New York Giants?

Strangely enough, the New York Giants have never had a solid relationship with Rutgers University football.

If you&#;re from the Garden State and happened to attend the State University of New Jersey, this remains a sore subject. It certainly can&#;t be a talent issue. In its heyday under head coach Greg Schiano, there were several high profile players who played &#;On the Banks&#;.

According to Pro Football Reference, there have been a dozen Rutgers players drafted in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft this century.

None of those guys were selected by the New York Giants.

The most famous Rutgers alum in New York Giants franchise history is center Shaun O&#;Hara. As you recall, O&#;Hara played center on the Super Bowl XLII winning squad. He was a three-time Pro Bowl player with Big Blue. Ironically, he came to New York in free agency via the Cleveland Browns.

It&#;s a void that needs to be filled now that general manager Dave Gettleman is in charge. It was reported that even with Big Ten heavyweights in Piscataway to play Rutgers, former general manager Jerry Reese barely noticed.

Reese didn&#;t have to invest a top pick in order to make a point. Instead, several undrafted free agent or late-round picks could have bolstered the roster. Guys like guard Jeremy Zuttah and linebacker Gary Brackett had pretty good NFL careers. Zuttah was a third-round selection of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Meanwhile, Brackett was an undrafted free agent signed by the Indianapolis Colts.

Hopefully, Gettleman sees the benefit of a Big Ten school within driving distance of the Meadowlands.

Martinizing the New York Giants

Per the team&#;s official website on May 16, the team signed undrafted free agent Robert Martin. For those who follow Rutgers football and the Big Ten, he&#;s a Scarlet Knights running back.

&#;Martin, and pounds, played in 46 games at Rutgers, where he finished 10th on the school’s career rushing list with 2, yards. He averaged yards a carry and ran for 18 touchdowns. Martin also 20 passes for yards. He had career-high totals of rushing yards and six touchdowns in Last year, he rushed for yards and three scores.&#;

With Penn State superman Saquon Barkley in the fold, what are Martin&#;s chances?

Clearly, the former Scarlet Knights player represents a depth signing. He&#;ll run some scout team offense during the week. The G-Men can certainly use a kickoff return specialist. Perhaps, it is in that role where he&#;ll make the squad.

On the other hand, maybe he gets cut at the end of training camp. But the story shouldn&#;t end there. A collaboration between Big Blue and the Scarlet Knights helps both entities. A mere miles separates these two teams&#; football stadiums. For whatever reason, the collaboration gulf has always been much deeper.

If a coach like Bill Belichick sees the value in the Rutgers football program, there&#;s no excuse for the New York Giants. Hopefully, Robert Martin opens up the eyes of Big Blue brass about the benefits of engaging with New Jersey&#;s state university.





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