Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/9/14

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 01: Running back LaRod Stephens-Howling #36 of the Arizona Cardinals dives into the endzone to score a 14 yard touchdown reception past Sherrod Martin #23 of the Carolina Panthers during the first quarter of the NFL game at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on November 1, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Carolina Panthers free safety Sherrod Martin landed on injured reserve Monday, one day after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his right knee. Martin wasn't starting, but he was playing more snaps than starter Haruki Nakamura at free safety. "We've been able to refocus him on the things he needs to improve on, tackling being one of them," coach Ron Rivera said of Martin, according to the Charlotte Observer. "He's really done a nice job. His ability seemed to start to show. He put himself last week in Philadelphia in position to make plays. He got himself in position to make plays (Sunday at Kansas City). That's how he got hurt, trying to make a play." The injury could affect Martin's marketability as he hits the free agent market following the season. "I'd definitely love to be here (with the Panthers in 2013)," Martin said, according to the Observer. "But for me to be able to get back on the field, period, I've got to get healthy. So i...
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