Giants release LB Blake Martinez

The New York Giants released linebacker LB Blake Martinez, the team announced on Thursday.

According to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan, Martinez’s split with the Giants was a mutual decision, 

Martinez, 28, played the first three games with Giants but suffered a torn ACL against the Falcons, which ended his season. He returned to the field in training camp and started the final two preseason games, recording two tackles (one solo).

The seven-year veteran spent the first four seasons of his career in Green Bay before signing a three-year, $30 million contract with the Giants as a free agent in 2020.

In addition, New York claimed OL Tyre Phillips from the Baltimore Ravens. 

The Ravens released the 25-year-old on Wednesday.

Phillips, 6-5 and 344 pounds, is entering his third NFL season. In 2021, Phillips played in 10 games with five starts – four at right tackle and one at left tackle. He was twice played on injured reserve with a knee injury that forced him to miss the first four and the last three games of the season.

He joined the Ravens as a 2020 third-round draft choice, No. 106 overall. In two seasons in Baltimore, he played in 22 regular-season games with 13 starts and started both postseason games in which he played in 2020.

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