49ers claim former Seahawks receiver

49ers claim former Seahawks receiver
July 12, 2013, 3:15 pm
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Charly Martin caught four passes for 42 yards with Seattle last year. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

The San Francisco 49ers claimed wide receiver Charly Martin off waivers Friday from the Seattle Seahawks.

Martin appeared in four games last season with the Seahawks with one start. He caught four passes for 42 yards. The 49ers have reached their roster limit of 90 players with the move.

The move comes one day after the Seahawks claimed tight end/long snapper Kyle Nelson off waivers from the 49ers.

Martin (6 foot 1, 212 pounds) originally signed with the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2009 out of Texas A&M. He was waived prior to the start of the regular season. He was signed to the Carolina Panthers practice squad four days later, before being promoted to the active roster on Nov. 17. Martin went on to spend the 2009 and 2010 seasons with the Panthers, appearing in eight games, registering one reception for six yards and contributing seven tackles on special teams.

After being waived by Carolina on Sept. 3, 2011, he had a brief stint with the Jacksonville Jaguars before signing with Seattle on Jan. 5, 2012. In the exhibition season a year ago, Martin caught five passes for 40 yards and one touchdown.

A 29–year-old native of Walla Walla, Wash., Martin attended Piedra Vista High School. He set school records at Texas A&M with 244 catches for 4,108 yards and 44 touchdowns.
 

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