In theKansas City Chiefs vs. Carolina Panthers game last December, safety Sherrod Martin went down with a nasty knee injury. As KC Chiefs fans, our thoughts were obviously in a different place on that day but Martin tore both his ACL and MCL on that day, landing him on injured reserve and ending his season. And as Chiefs fans, we know how serious those ACL injuries can be (remember the ACL crew?).
Fast forward to today. Martin is a free agent after the Panthers let him hit the market. He's obviously still recovering from his knee injury but while he does he's apparently making a visit to Kansas City.
Veteran free agent safety Sherrod Martin (Panthers) visiting the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday, per a league source.— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) April 11, 2013
It's a two-day visit -- today and tomorrow. Aaron Wilson also reports the Chiefs are hosting another defensive free agent on Friday. No word on who that is.
Martin would be coming in to compete for the safety spot opposite Eric Berry if the Chiefs were to sign him. He was a regular starter for the Panthers from 2010-11 but lost his starting spot last season. He was a 2009 second round pick out of Troy.
The Chiefs have signed secondary help this offseason -- cornerbacks Dunta Robinson and Sean Smith. They've also signed Husain Abdullah. If signed, Martin would be appear to be competing for Kendrick Lewis's spot.
With his injury history, I would guess all the Chiefs are doing is checking on him at this point.