Keshawn Martin WR HOU 8 months ago

Martin finished the 2015 season with six catches on 12 targets for 78 yards.

All of those numbers were career-lows for the third-year veteran, who holds a job in the NFL because of his return abilities. And even that skill isn't enough, as the Texans have opened up the competition in training camp each of the last two seasons. After Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins, the Texans were very thin at wideout. There's an opportunity for someone to become a third threat, but apparently, the present coaching regime don't view Martin as an option.

Keshawn Martin WR HOU 11 months ago

Martin returned three punts for 30 yards in Sunday's overtime loss to Dallas.

Martin has been returned to the role he's held the last two seasons after head coach Bill O'Brien used Damaris Johnson as the return specialist to start the season.

Keshawn Martin WR HOU 12 months ago

Martin will open the season as Houston's punt and kick returner, CSN Houston reports.

The Texans opened up the competition during training camp and preseason, but in the end coach Bill O'Brien is sticking with the incumbent. Martin has average 10.0 yards per punt return and 25.2 yards per kick return in two seasons.

Keshawn Martin WR HOU 1 year ago

Martin is "one of the most improved players" on the Texans according to head coach Bill O'Brien, CSN Houston reports. "He's a guy that obviously, he's a special teams kicker returner, punt returner and then we played him at all the spots at the receiver position. We played him outside, put him on the inside and he's improved a great deal."

Martin was used in several roles during Saturday night's preseason win, returning kicks, catching passes and running the ball three times. It all bodes well for his chances to stick with the team.

Keshawn Martin WR HOU 1 year ago

Martin caught three passes (three targets) for 39 yards in Houston's preseason win over Atlanta on Saturday.

Martin had a big grab for 31 yards in Houston's two-minute offense that produced a touchdown late in the first half. With Andre Johnson and Mike Thomas not dressing Saturday, the Texans got a look at several wideouts, including Martin. Beyond Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins, the wide receiver depth chart still needs to be fleshed out.

Keshawn Martin WR HOU 1 year ago

Martin caught one pass for six yards on three targets in Saturday's preseason opener against the Cardinals.

With Andre Johnson (hamstring) not playing, DeAndre Hopkins and DeVier Posey started on the outside while Mike Thomas served as the slot man in three-wide sets. Martin is unlikely to earn any kind of significant role in the offense, but he should stand a pretty good chance to stick around as a return man and No. 5 wide receiver.

Keshawn Martin WR HOU 1 year ago

Keshawn Martin and DeVier Posey could be competing for one roster spot.

Keshawn Martin WR HOU 1 year ago

New coach Bill O'Brien recently mentioned slot receiver as a need for the Texans.

It sounds like O'Brien isn't entirely on board with theoretical incumbent slot receiver Keshawn Martin, who has disappointed as a 2012 fourth-round pick. He finished 2013 with 22 catches for 253 yards and two touchdowns, also turning in underwhelming averages on kickoff returns (26.3 yards) and punts (8.8).

Keshawn Martin WR HOU 2 years ago

Keshawn Martin caught one pass for two yards in Week 17 against the Titans.

Martin served as Houston's No. 3 receiver for much of the season but was far from fantasy relevancy. He appeared in all 16 games and caught 22 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns. Martin also returned kicks and punts for the Texans. He has two years left on his rookie deal. Ideally, Martin would be a No. 4 receiver.

Keshawn Martin WR HOU 2 years ago

Texans WR Keshawn Martin caught four balls for 35 yards and a touchdown in Houston's Week 16 loss to Denver.

Martin is a situational slot receiver in the Texans' offense, and also returns punts. He made two big plays in this one, one on a 15-yard receiving score in the third quarter and the second on a 51-yard punt return. Martin has limited long-term appeal in fantasy leagues. His role is unlikely to change when the Texans face the Titans in Week 17.