HOUSTON (Sports Radio 610) - The Houston Texans made a significant roster move on Friday afternoon, releasing veteran center Nick Martin after five seasons with the team.
The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson was first to report Martin's release.
Martin, who was owed $7.25 million in base salary in 2021, was draft by the Texans in the second round (50th overall) in 2016, but missed the entire 2016 season due to an ankle injury.
Despite having an $8.75 million total cap figure for 2021, the Texans will save $6.25 million in cap space due to the release.
Since recovering from the injury, Martin missed just two games in the subsequent four seasons (both in 2014), and started in all 62 of his appearances with Houston.
Martin, the younger brother of Cowboys All-Pro Zack Martin, signed Martin signed a three-year, $33 million extension with $18.5 million guaranteed in September of 2019.