While the No. 4 all-time leading rusher rehabs his injured right knee, the Jets acquired Lee Suggs from the Cleveland Browns on Monday for defensive back Derrick Strait. This could be an indication the Jets believe Martin can no longer play.
Martin has been on the physically-unable-to-perform list since training camp started, unable to practice. When he was put on the list, the Jets started thinking about getting another back on the roster. Derrick Blaylock and Cedric Houston were taking most of the plays at running back, but neither is the type who can shoulder the entire rushing load.
Martin's future is uncertain. He underwent surgery on his right knee in December, and has yet to recover fully. He has yet to practice, and reports have said he has a “bone on bone” condition in his knee. But Martin continues to rehab, and said last week he wants to play this season.