Packers Trade Moll for Corner

By getting Derrick Martin from Ravens, it helps an injury-plagued position that lost Pat Lee to injured reserve.

With Will Blackmon, Pat Lee and Brandon Underwood battling injuries, the Packers acquired cornerback Derrick Martin from the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for offensive lineman Tony Moll.

Martin is a key addition, because as Packer Report was the first to report, Lee was placed on injured reserve after injuring his left knee against Tennessee on Thursday. He does not need surgery. agent Todd France told us.

Martin provides a needed body with all of the injuries — plus, he can play safety — and he has a history of being a strong player on special teams.

Moll, a fifth-round pick in 2006, started 18 games in three seasons, including five last season. He played left tackle for most of training camp but struggled at left guard on Thursday at Tennessee. Moll was benched last season after getting the first crack at replacing Mark Tauscher.

In his first three seasons, Martin played in 27 games, including three starts in 2007, when he had both of his career interception, all seven of his career pass breakups and 17 tackles on special teams. The University of Wyoming product intercepted one pass this preseason while playing in all four games. He's 5-foot-10 and 202 pounds and was a sixth-round pick in 2006.

He played in four games last season before being placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. The Ravens elected to keep former Packers corner Frank Walker over Martin.

Without Moll, the Packers have no experience as a backup offensive tackle. The only pure tackle on the bench is Breno Giacomini, whose only snaps on offense last season were game-ending kneel-downs vs. Detroit.


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