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Roster Move: Bears agree to terms with DE Jake Martin

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The Bears on Saturday agreed to terms with defensive end Jake Martin on a one-year contract, pending a physical.

Martin, 28, has appeared in 91 NFL games with 15 starts over six seasons with the Seahawks (2018), Texans (2019-21), Broncos (2022), Jets (2022) and Colts (2023).

The 6-2, 242-pounder has registered 85 tackles, 16 tackles-for-loss, 18.0 sacks, seven forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and four pass breakups.

Martin was selected by Seattle in the sixth round of the 2018 draft out of Temple. As a rookie, he played 23% of the Seahawks' snaps on defense and 61% on special teams.

The Colorado native was traded to the Texans Aug. 31, 2019, along with outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo and a 2020 third-round pick in exchange for defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.

Martin helped the Texans upset the Chargers in a 2019 wildcard playoff game by recording a sack of Bills quarterback Josh Allen and recovering an Allen fumble on another play.

In 2021, Martin became a full-time NFL starter for the first time. Appearing in all 17 games with 14 starts for the Texans, he established career highs with 23 tackles, five tackles-for-loss, 4.0 sacks and three pass breakups while also registering his first safety.

In 2022, Martin signed with the Jets in March and was traded to the Broncos Nov. 1.

In 2023, he returned for a second stint with the Texans May 23 but was released Aug. 29. He signed with the Colts Aug. 31 and appeared in all 17 games, playing 16% of Indianapolis' snaps on offense and 25% on special teams.

Martin's older brother, Josh, was an NFL linebacker who played six seasons with the Chiefs (2013-14), Buccaneers (2015) and Jets (2016-18).

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