According to long-time NFL reporter Aaron Wilson, the Green Bay Packers have signed cornerback Dominique Martin, who worked out for the team recently. The corresponding roster move to allow for Martin’s signing is the Packers waiving pass-rusher Randy Ramsey with an injury designation, the first step to Ramsey potentially landing on Green Bay’s injured reserve.
A little over a week ago, this is what head coach Matt LaFleur had to say about Ramsey’s injury: “Yeah, that was not a good injury. It’s a shame because he’s done so much, in terms of bringing that special teams value, but also he’s reliable when we’ve been putting him on defense as well...brings some much-needed depth to that position...hopefully, we get him back at some point.” Following Ramsey’s injury, the team gave inside linebacker Kamal Martin outside linebacker snaps and then later picked up Chauncey Rivers off of waivers.
Martin, like many Packers cornerbacks before him, is a conversion experiment. Like Sammy Shields (receiver), Damarious Randall (safety, baseball), Quinten Rollins (basketball), Demetri Goodson (basketball), and now Kabion Ento (receiver), Martin brings experience from an outside role into the cornerback room. Martin, who most recently spent time with The Spring League, was a member of the 2016 draft class and spent the majority of his Tarleton State career at wide receiver before a transition over to the defensive side of the ball during his senior season.