Dolphins sign Austin, send Martin to IR

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Updated: September 24, 2013

Davie, FL (Sports Network) – The Miami Dolphins placed defensive tackle Vaughn
Martin on injured reserve Tuesday, while signing former second-round draft
choice Marvin Austin to fill his roster spot.

Austin, selected 52nd overall by the Giants in the 2011 draft, had been waived
by New York during final roster cuts. The injury-prone lineman appeared in
just eight games over his two seasons with the Giants, spending his entire
rookie campaign on IR and making eight tackles as a reserve last year.

The 24-year-old Austin also sat out his senior season at the University of
North Carolina in 2010, having being suspended for receiving improper benefits
following an extensive NCAA investigation of the Tar Heels’ program.

Martin signed with Miami in March after spending his first four NFL seasons
with San Diego, but managed just one tackle in a backup role through the first
three games. The Canadian-raised 27-year-old had started 27 games for the
Chargers over the previous two years.

The Dolphins did not disclose the exact nature of Martin’s injury.