It has been a difficult year for the New England Patriots' wide receiver depth chart. Brandon LaFell started the year on the physically unable to perform list, Brian Tyms and Aaron Dobson were placed on injured reserve, and starting wideouts Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola have both missed games due to injuries.
Despite the injuries and inconsistencies in the line-up, the Patriots were able to stay competitive on offense because of a) Tom Brady and b) the depth options at wide receiver. On of those options is Keshawn Martin, who has signed a contract-extension with the club today (via Field Yates):
Source: the Patriots have signed WR Keshawn Martin to a 2-year, $3M extension through 2017.
The 25-year old was acquired by the Patriots on September 16. New England has traded a fifth round draft choice to the Houston Texans for Martin and a sixth round pick. In Foxboro, Martin has seen a lot of playing time due to injuries and thus far has recorded 24 catches for 269 yards and 2 touchdowns, while also working as a punt returner.
Hopefully, Martin will show that he is deserving of the extension in his playoff debut today.