By Brice Duhamel — November 10, 2022 at 9:32 p.m.
It’s no good being a Raiders player if you want to see the pitches right now.
It’s Black Thursday for the Raiders. After losing Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow to injury for at least four games, Las Vegas will now have to do without Blake Martinez. The veteran linebacker announced on his Instagram account to retire with immediate effect.
“I am announcing my retirement from sport! I lived an exceptional adventure with incredible franchises, and I made friendships for life there. I made the choice to move away from this career to focus on my family and my future passions! I can’t wait for this new journey and I appreciate the support of all the fans and franchises who have supported me all these years! »
Holder against the Jaguars last Sunday, Martinez, 28, had participated in the last four meetings in Las Vegas. He had accumulated 20 tackles. Drafted in the fourth round of the 2016 draft by the Packers, where he did not leave a lasting memory for Green Bay fans, Martinez nevertheless spent 4 seasons there. He then joined the Giants for two years between 2020 and 2021 before joining the Raiders in a season that will remain incomplete.
In total, he will have, in 84 games played, accumulated 706 tackles, 13 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 3 covered, 22 passes defended and 4 interceptions.