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Broncos cut punter Sam Martin after he refuses pay cut

As rumors about Tom Brady almost departing the Bucs for other teams continue to swirl, the veteran QB insists he was never going to leave Tampa.

Broncos punter Sam Martin wouldn’t take a pay cut, so he got cut.

The Broncos are cutting Martin today after he said he wouldn’t accept any pay reduction, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

A fifth-round draft pick of the Lions in 2013, Martin spent seven years in Detroit and has spent the last two years in Denver. He signed a three-year, $7.05 million contract with the Broncos in 2020 and had a base salary this year of $2.25 million, but none of that was guaranteed, so that’s what the Broncos will save on their salary cap by cutting him.

Martin likely won’t be out of work long: He’s been one of the league’s better punters throughout his career, and he’s likely to get picked up.

Corliss Waitman will now be the Broncos’ punter.