On Thursday, the Cleveland Browns announced the signing of K Ross Martin, who will provide some competition heading into training camp for second-year man Zane Gonzalez.
Martin (5-9, 187 lbs) was an undrafted free agent in 2016 who first signed with the New York Jets. He competed in training camp with the Jets in 2016 and 2017, but didn’t make the roster nor the practice squad either year. In 2016, Martin was 4-of-6 in the preseason on field goals and 1-of-2 on extra points, with a long of 55 yards. Last year, Martin was 4-of-5 on field goals and 2-of-2 on extra points.
The fun part of the story is that Martin is another local kid, growing up in Solon, OH and attending Walsh Jesuit High School before going to college at Duke.
“I’m coming home. -LeBron James” -Ross Martin— Ross Martin (@ross_martin1) June 14, 2018
I’m so excited to announce that I’ve signed with the Cleveland Browns! I’m so grateful that God has given me another opportunity to pursue my dream. pic.twitter.com/q8fu6vi4t3
To make room for Martin, the Browns waived LB DeMarquis Gates. Gates had signed with the club near the end of May as an undrafted free agent.