P Sam Martin Injury Profile

#8 Sam Martin

Position: P

Height/Weight: 6’1”/205 lbs.

College: Appalachian State

Year joined Bills: 2022

Acquired: Free Agency via Broncos

College Injuries

2011: Nagging groin injury, did not miss any games, but did prevent him from placekicking duties, leaving him to only punt.

Pro Injuries:

2013 Detroit Lions

Groin injury, Probable Week 16, missed 0 games. This was the result of warming up to perform kickoffs prior to the Week 15 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens, and ceded kickoff duties after that.

2014 Lions 

No publicly reported injuries.

2015 Lions

Dealt with a nagging left knee injury, is plant leg, deemed Probable for Week 5, 7, 8, 11 

2016 Lions 

No publicly reported injuries.

2017 Lions

Began the season on NFI after injuring his foot while vacationing in the Bahamas. Reports indicate that he either stepped on a conch shell or that dropped it on his foot. He was forced to miss the first 6 games of the season before returning. 

2018 Lions

Left Week 10 contest in an ambulance after reportedly coughing up blood after being on all fours on the field after the play. The injury was never officially revealed and he did not miss any playing time. 

2019 Lions 

Was ruled Questionable due to an abdomen injury in Week 10, 11. It was reported as soreness but significant enough that the team signed P Matt Wile to the practice squad as a precaution. Missed 0 games.

2020 Denver Broncos 

No publicly reported injuries.

2021 Broncos

Questionable Week 18 Covid Protocols, missed 0 games.

2022 Broncos

Rolled ankle, side not specified, during pregame warmups against Buffalo on August 20. Missed game. Reportedly could have played through the injury if it were a regular season game.