Former CFL QB Tee Martin hired as Baltimore Ravens receivers coach

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The Baltimore Ravens have hired Tee Martin as their new receivers coach.

Martin, 42, spent two seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2004-2005), completing 40-of-95 pass attempts for 458 yards, one touchdown, and four interceptions.

The six-foot-two, 225-pound passer came into the league as a heralded player having been a star at the University of Tennessee. He was drafted in the fifth round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, but attempted just 16 career NFL passes.

Martin started his coaching career at Morehouse College in 2006. By 2010 he’d become the receivers coach at the University of Kentucky, then advanced to a seven-year stint at USC.

He rejoined his alma mater in 2019 as the Volunteers’ assistant head coach and receivers coach. This means Martin spent the past two years working with Brampton, Ont. native Josh Palmer who recently impressed at the Senior Bowl.

If that connection leads to the Ravens selecting Palmer in the 2021 NFL Draft, the AFC North would feature a pair of potential Canadians stars in him and Chase Claypool of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Martin is one of many former CFL quarterbacks in the NFL’s coaching ranks. Others include Arizona Cardinals’ head coach Kliff Kingsbury, Cincinnati Bengals’ head coach Zac Taylor, and Indianapolis Colts’ quarterbacks coach Scott Milanovich.