New England Patriots

Aug 17, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants running back Robert Martin (49) dives for a touchdown over Detroit Lions defensive back Trey Walker (47) and defensive back Rolan Milligan (41) during the fourth quarter at Ford Field. (Raj Mehta/USA TODAY Sports)

Running back Robert Martin was quite literally a Patriot for a day.

Part of a busy Sunday in New England, which ended with the 23-year-old signed (along with linebacker Scooby Wright III) with less than a week to go in the preseason, the Patriots officially cut Martin shortly after 7 p.m. on Monday.

Martin, cut from the Giants in May, arrived to Patriots practice on Sunday having spent all of last year on the New York practice squad, and after a collegiate career at Rutgers that included 2,256 rushing yards (10th-most in school history).

As you’d expect, Martin’s cut from camp doesn’t change much of anything when it comes to the Patriots’ backfield plans this season. The team still has the one-two punch of Sony Michel and James White, with Rex Burkhead, James Develin, Damien Harris, and special teams ace Brandon Bolden expected to round out the depth chart.

Martin’s cut from Patriots camp likely means that Thursday’s preseason finale against the Giants will feature a heavy dose of undrafted rookie running back Nick Brossette running the ball.

Check out the rest of 98.5 The Sports Hub’s latest projection for New England’s 53-man roster.¬†