ORCHARD PARK, NY – (Bills) The Buffalo Bills today announced that the team has signed free agent TE David Martin and claimed and was awarded G Kraig Urbik off waivers from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Martin spent the 2007-08 seasons with the Miami Dolphins after six years (2001-06) with the Green Bay Packers. In his eight-year NFL career, Martin has recorded 152 catches for 1,519 yards and 14 touchdowns in 101 games with 43 starts. The 6-4, 265-pound Tennessee product originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round (189th overall) draft choice of the Packers in 2001.
Urbik spent the 2009 season with the Steelers and was inactive for each game. The 6-5, 323-pound Wisconsin product originally entered the NFL as a third-round (79th overall) draft choice of Pittsburgh in 2009. At Wisconsin, Urbik started 50 games, earning All-Big Ten Conference honors in 2007 and 2008.
The Bills also announced that the team has released TE J.P. Foschi and DB Dominique Harris.
The team also announced that the following four players have been placed on the practice squad:
RB Joique Bell
RB Rodney Ferguson
WR Naaman Roosevelt
T Jason Watkins