The Kansas City Chiefs are hosting free agent safety Sherrod Martin for a two-day visit, according to Aaron Wilson.
Martin arrived in town Thursday and will spend Friday with the team as well. He is looking to land with a a new team after spending his first four seasons in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers.
The veteran is no stranger to Arrowhead Stadium, having ended his 2012 season there when he tore both his ACL and MCL.
Martin first entered the league as a second-round pick out of Troy in 2009 and had been incredibly durable. He appeared in 59 of 60 games before his knee injury, racking up 199 tackles and seven interceptions. The safety picked off three passes in two different seasons and posted a career-best 85 tackles in 2010.
There’s no telling how far along Martin’s rehab is, so even if he signs with the Chiefs he might not be a factor in Bob Sutton’s defense until the season starts. Not to mention the Kansas City secondary is all of a sudden pretty crowded and we haven’t seen how many draft picks/undrafted free agents will jump into the competition.