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WR Martin Still Holding Off Challengers

Discussion in 'Official Packers.com News' started by News Bot, Jun 1, 2009.

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    Wide receiver Ruvell Martin could be forgiven if he were a little paranoid.

    After all, as the No. 5 receiver on a unit featuring Pro Bowler Donald Driver, rising star Greg Jennings, and first-day draft picks James Jones and Jordy Nelson, Martin's is the job all the young receivers are trying to take.

    And even when the Packers didn't add any receivers in the April draft for the first time in Martin's four-year tenure here, it's not as though he's safe. The personnel department immediately signed four non-drafted free agents following the draft - JaRon Harris of South Dakota State, Patrick Williams of Colorado, Jamarko Simmons of Western Michigan and Kole Heckendorf of North Dakota State - to join practice-squad holdovers Brett Swain, Jake Allen and Lorne Sam in the loaded competition for what, in all likelihood and barring injuries to any of the top four, will be one receiver position on the 53-man roster.

    But Martin isn't paranoid. Doesn't lose any sleep ov..

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