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Dec 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Detroit Lions punter Sam Martin (6) punts during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Lions 34-20. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports


Current players on roster: Sam Martin

Sam Martin

Martin had a solid rookie year as the Lions’ starting punter; a position where they had struggled in previous years.

According to Pro Football Focus, Martin was sixth in the NFL with 47.1 yards per punt, and seventh in net yards (41.2).

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  • Although Martin succeeded in booming the ball last year, he struggled with his accuracy and only landed 23 of his punts inside the 20-yard-line, good for 25th in the NFL.

    Chances of making final roster: 100% (starting punter, no competition)