Former Packers LB Kamal Martin joining Panthers practice squad

By Zach Kruse

Kamal Martin has found a new home.

The former Green Bay Packers linebacker is joining the Carolina Panthers practice squad, according to Joe Person of The Athletic.

Martin, a fifth-round pick of the Packers in 2020, was released by the team during the roster cutdowns to 80 players last month.

The second-year linebacker struggled with injuries – particularly with his knee – and was running with the Packers’ third-team defense for much of training camp.

Martin was without a team for almost three weeks.

“He is a big, long, physical athlete that can really run, and he’s a great kid, great person. That was one of the tougher ones that we’ve had to make in our two years here,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur said.


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