|No. -- Free Agent|
|Guard / Tackle|
|Date of birth:October 19, 1982|
|Place of birth: Chantilly, Virginia|
|Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)||Weight: 306 lb (139 kg)|
|College: Virginia Tech|
|NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 7 / Pick: 227|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
James Mercer Martin, III (born October 19, 1982 in Chantilly, Virginia) is an American football guard and tackle for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia Tech.
Martin was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 2006, but was released by the team prior to the beginning of the 2006 NFL season. He subsequently was added to the practice squad of the Minnesota Vikings - coincidentally the team that traded the Chargers' the pick used to select Martin. He spent the season on the practice squad and went to training camp with the team in 2007 before being released.
Martin was signed for a future contract with New England Patriots on January 8, 2008.
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