Denver Broncos Release Edge Rusher Five Months After Trading For Him

The Denver Broncos have made the decision to release edge rusher Jake Martin from their team, providing a boost of over $3.8 million in salary cap savings.

Martin, who was acquired by the Broncos in a trade with the New York Jets last year, had signed a three-year contract with the Jets before the trade took place.

Unfortunately, Martin's time with the Broncos was plagued by a knee injury that cut short his season prematurely.

During his limited appearances, Martin showcased his skills by recording a total of 14 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and a forced fumble.

The 27-year-old pass rusher now enters the free agent market, seeking an opportunity to contribute his talents to a team in need of edge depth.

With a career tally of 16 sacks, Martin's potential as a situational pass rusher could make him an attractive addition to another team's roster.

The Broncos' decision to release Martin opens up opportunities for their remaining edge defenders, including Baron Browning, Randy Gregory, Nik Bonitto, Jonathon Cooper, Christoper Allen, and Aaron Patrick, to step up and fill the void.

As the offseason progresses and training camp approaches, Martin will undoubtedly aim to secure a new team where he can continue his professional football journey. Photo Credit:  Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports