There have been a lot of players released from the San Francisco 49ers as the front office continues to clean house. Center Marcus Martin is the latest casualty of this process. The team announced on Wednesday they have waived him after three seasons. He is not a vested veteran, which means all 31 other teams can claim him before he becomes a free agent.
Fooch’s note: The 49ers clear $1,797,000 in cap space.
He was heading into the final year of his four year rookie contract after being drafted in third round as the 70th overall pick in 2014. He showed promise when he was a center at Southern California but wasn’t able to be productive at the next level. Jeff Deeney at ProFootballFocus.com offered the following information on Martin’s career:
- 2014 overall grade: 39.0 (37th of 41 centers)
- 2015: 34.5 (38/40) (dead last in run block grade)
- 2016: 39.1 (not enough snaps to qualify for rankings)
- In 26 career games he only has one game with an overall positive grade