Chiefs tender exclusive rights free agents Josh Martin, Junior Hemingway

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs recently tendered exclusive rights free-agent offers to outside linebacker/defensive end Josh Martin and wide receiver Junior Hemingway, sources confirmed with ChiefsDigest.com.

The Chiefs have not officially announced the transactions.

July 26, 2014; St. Joseph, MO; Chiefs LB Josh Martin (95) during training camp. Credit: Matt Derrick, ChiefsDigest.com

July 26, 2014; St. Joseph, MO; Chiefs LB Josh Martin (95) during training camp. Credit: Matt Derrick, ChiefsDigest.com

The 6-3, 245-pound Martin joined the Chiefs in 2013 as an undrafted free agent out of Columbia. The Chiefs waived Martin on Sept. 24, and then signed him to the practice squad on Sept. 25. Martin joined the active 53-man roster on Nov. 30 and finished the 2013 season appearing in five games with one start, totaling nine tackles (eight solo) and a forced fumble.

He appeared in 14 games during the 2014 season and recorded five tackles (two solo), a ½ sack and quarterback hurry.

The 23-year-old Martin contributes on special teams where he has totaled 13 tackles and a forced fumble the past two seasons.

Hemingway joined the Chiefs in 2012 as a seventh-round pick out of Michigan. He was signed to the practice squad four times during the 2012 season before being elevated to the active roster on Dec. 29.

The 26-year-old Hemingway has appeared in 31 games with three starts since 2012, totaling 25 catches for 233 yards and two touchdowns.

Hemingway’s contribution on specials teams includes 14 total tackles in the past two seasons.

The Chiefs’ other two exclusive rights free agents are tight end Demetrius Harris and wide receiver Frankie Hammond Jr.

The 6-7, 230-pound Harris was tendered Friday, Terez Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports. Paylor also first reported the Martin tender.

Harris joined the Chiefs in 2013 as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He appeared in eight games with three starts in 2014, totaling three catches for 20 yards before landing on injured reserve on Nov. 11 with a fractured foot.