Wide receiver Charly Martin – who spent 2012 in Seattle, catching four passes for 42 yards in four games – has been released from the club, the team announced this afternoon. In Martin’s place, the Seahawks have claimed long snapper Kyle Nelson off of waivers (San Francisco).
Martin’s departure drops the total number of wideouts on the team’s current roster from 14 to 13 – a number that’s likely to be cut in half by the conclusion of training camp.
Nelson, who snapped in six games last season with the San Diego Chargers after signing on as a free agent on November 21, 2012, was released by the club on May 20 and claimed off waivers by San Francisco the following day. Nelson was released by the Niners on July 10.
Outside of San Diego and San Francisco, Nelson has had stints with the Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints – the team he originally signed on with as an undrafted free agent out of New Mexico State during training camp of the 2011 season.