SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers rookie center Marcus Martin suffered a left knee injury that isn't considered season-ending, yet still a blow to the depth of a struggling offensive line.
The third-round draft pick was carted off the field with 11:18 remaining during a 21-7 preseason victory Sunday against San Diego.
''He had an MRI this morning and, can...
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At this time in the offseason, this unit is looking like the most uncertain of all the position groups. A group that struggled at times last season and is missing the most consistent performer, Marcus Martin, who was drafted by the 49ers, is looking to come together in the new offensive scheme. Max Turek has moved over to the center position, and will be counted on to lead this group...
OverviewStrengthsWeaknessesCompares toMartin signed with the Trojans as a highly decorated prep athlete and wasted little time in proving worthy of the recognition, earning 10 starts as a true freshman at left guard. He started another 10 games there as a sophomore in 2012 before making the transition to center last...
At USC's pro day on Wednesday, the noteworthy performer was Trojans standout Marcus Martin. The three-year center might be the best center in this year's draft. Plus, a talented safety showed his skills.
USC junior Marcus Martin is ready for fall camp to get here, because last year was last year and he says the Trojans are more than ready for this year.
USC receivers coach Tee Martin is regarded as a top recruiter, an assistant adept at selling players on the benefits of coming to USC.
Martin's main priority between now and mid-January is to persuade Robert Woods to remain with the Trojans.
"I've definitely been working my tail off trying to recruit Robert," Martin said Friday.
Woods, USC's career receptions...