Commanders sign veteran center Nick Martin

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The Washington Commanders placed starting center Chase Roullier on injured reserve Tuesday and signed veteran center Nick Martin to replace him on the roster.

Martin is a seven-year NFL veteran who spent the first five seasons of his career with the Houston Texans. A second-round pick from Notre Dame in 2016, Martin missed his rookie season after undergoing ankle surgery.

Over the next four years, Martin started all but two games for the Texans at center. The Texans released him in Feb. 2021, and he signed with the Las Vegas Raiders. Martin appeared in all 17 games with the Raiders but did not record a start.

If healthy, Wes Schweitzer should start at center for Washingon. Schweitzer has started games at center and both guard spots in his three seasons with the Commanders. He injured his hamstring in the Week 1 win vs. Jacksonville but missed the Week 2 game in Detroit.

Martin provides Washington with veteran insurance behind Schweitzer.

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire