WR Keshawn Martin, Free agent
HT: 5-11, WT: 189, Born: 3-15-1989, College: Michigan State, Drafted: Round 4
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2013 Game Summaries
Week 2 - On third and nine, late in the third quarter, Schaub found Martin open in the flat. He made the first defender miss, but the Titans crowded him out for just a five yard gain. As the Texans looked to work into field goal position late in the fourth quarter, Martin turned an underneath crossing route into a huge gain down the sideline after breaking one tackle.
Week 3 - Martin ran a shallow crossing route and was able to stay ahead of Corey Graham for a first down on third and short early in the second quarter. The play was negated by a penalty however. Martin moved into the starting lineup with five minutes left in the third quarter, after Johnson was sidelined, and immediately caught his first target for a first down. That was a post route over the middle of the field, before Martin came back two plays later on a deep in route for a first down reception. Schaub tried to find Martin soon after on third and long, but Martin didn't use both hands to catch the ball, instead failing to reel in an unnecessary one-handed catch.
Week 4 - Martin saw his first target late in the third quarter, but couldn't make a difficult reception as he slid out of bounds. On third and 19, Martin caught a crossing route underneath for a short gain.
Week 5 - Martin showed up well on a kick return early, but then he caught a deep comeback route on third and six which was more important. Martin has been impressing at times this season and appears to be showing some promise.
Week 6 - Martin caught a pass at the goal line early in the second quarter. He didn't see the ball before then, but seemingly benefited from being on the field in a situation where Schaub normally looks to Owen Daniels. On the next drive, Martin caught a five yard curl route on second and 10.
Week 11 - Martin caught his first pass in the fourth quarter. He caught a curl route before turning around and shaking the defender to get a first down. Martin caught an underneath pass for a short gain on the next drive.
Week 12 - Martin wasn't targeted until late in the fourth quarter. He turned a short curl route into a first down with his speed on the final drive of the game. A few plays after that, Martin juggled a pass underneath that was intercepted by the Jaguars.
Week 13 - In the second quarter, Martin was wide open by the sideline after running a crossing route for a big gain. That was Martin's only target of the game.
Week 14 - Late in the second quarter, Martin saw his first target. That target went for a touchdown. He lined up in the slot and ran down the seam, coming wide open in the end zone because of a blown coverage. Martin caught a quick pass in the flat from Matt Schaub late in the third quarter. On fourth and five in the fourth quarter, Martin caught a deep out route for a first down. Martin caught a three yard route underneath the coverage on first and 10 in the fourth quarter.
Week 15 - Martin's growing presence in this offense has been one of the storylines of the 2013 season. It hasn't been gradual and his inconsistency in targets is there, but he got involved early on against the Colts with a curl route that went for a first down. That was Martin's only reception and he wasn't targeted again until late in the fourth quarter. His lack of opportunities were a result of poor quarterback play.
Week 16 - Martin has been in and out of the Texans offense all season long. Their focus on the running game and preference for tight ends kept him off the field more than his ability though. Martin had four receptions for 35 yards, with a nice touchdown reception the highlight of his day, but it was another game where he proved that he should have been trusted more earlier in the season.
Week 17 - Martin wasn't involved on offense until the fourth quarter. He caught a shallow crossing route for a short gain on first and 10. Although he is dangerous in space, Martin was never really in a position to escape on that play.