Jonathan Martin CAR 1 month ago

Martin was claimed off waivers by the Panthers on Friday.

Martin was waived by the 49ers on Thursday after a season in which he made nine starts at right tackle. Although his performance level was inconsistent, the former second-round pick could be a nice addition for the Panthers. Martin brings some versatility to a Carolina offensive line that already signed veteran tackle Michael Oher this offseason, giving the Panthers options on both sides as they aim to better protect quarterback Cam Newton this upcoming season.

Jonathan Martin CAR 1 month ago

Martin was CSN Bay Area by the 49ers on Thursday.

The former second-round draft pick struggled in his nine starts at right tackle last season, but he shouldn't have too hard of a time finding another team to bring him in for depth.

Jonathan Martin CAR 8 months ago

Martin will start at right tackle if Anthony Davis (hamstring) can not suit up Sunday at Dallas, CSN Bay Area reports.

Martin showed promise in the preseason filling in for Davis while he recovered from offseason surgery. It secured him a backup spot on the 49ers' offensive line, and now it looks as if he will start week 1 with Anthony Davis (hamstring) looking doubtful.

Jonathan Martin CAR 10 months ago

ESPN 49ers reporter Bill Williamson believes San Francisco would turn to OT Jonathan Martin if G Alex Boon's holdout lingers into the season.

It is highly unlikely this situation develops, but if it does Williamson sees Martin as a more likely replacement for Boone than career-backup G Joe Looney. Martin has never played guard and is well behind after losing 12 pounds and missing three weeks of practice fighting a bout with mononucleosis. The 49ers' best-case scenario would be for Boone to report to camp.

Jonathan Martin CAR 11 months ago

49ers OT Jonathan Martin missed more than three weeks of practice due to a bout with mononucleosis.

After losing about 12 pounds due to the illness, Martin finally returned to the field on Monday. Still, missing any offseason work is not good for a player on the roster bubble whose desire to play football has been questioned. Martin, who was at the center of Miami's Bullygate scandal last year, did say that the 49ers' locker room is a "great environment" where players take care of each other.

Jonathan Martin CAR 1 year ago

Updating an earlier item, the 49ers acquired OT Jonathan Martin for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2015.

The condition is that Martin must make the 49ers' 53-man roster. It means the Dolphins will receive no compensation if Martin doesn't make the team. Martin is the favorite for swing-tackle duties, but is far from a lock to earn a spot.

Jonathan Martin CAR 1 year ago

49ers acquired OT Jonathan Martin from the Dolphins for a conditional draft pick.

The conditional pick is almost certainly a day-three selection. It's possible the Dolphins could end up with no compensation if Martin doesn't make the 49ers' 53-man roster, but that's just speculation. Martin had been on a leave of absence from the Dolphins since Week 9. A 2012 second-rounder, Martin hasn't looked like he can cut it at the NFL level, but was miscast as a left tackle last season. Reuniting with college coach Jim Harbaugh should be a boon for his confidence, and perhaps his game. He'll fight for swing-tackle duties in camp.

Jonathan Martin CAR 1 year ago

Andrew Luck said he would 100 percent be in favor of the Colts acquiring Dolphins OT Jonathan Martin.

"I'd say I love Jon, we had a great time at Stanford together, still stay in touch with him regularly and I think he's a great man," Luck said. The Stanford connection is a deep one in Indianapolis. In addition to Luck, OC Pep Hamilton, WR Griff Whalen and TE Coby Fleener all were part of the Cardinal with Martin. It doesn't hurt that the Colts are in serious need of offensive line help.

Jonathan Martin CAR 1 year ago

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross expects to meet with Jonathan Martin "soon."

Martin is universally considered done with the Dolphins, but Ross still wants to meet with him face-to-face before releasing or trading him. "I haven't heard what his feelings are," Ross said, somewhat incredibly. "I think I've read the report. I think he wants to talk to me as much as I'm prepared to listen. When you've dealt with something, it's nice to understand it a little bit more by hearing from the person directly." The meeting will be perfunctory. Martin is done in Miami.

Jonathan Martin CAR 1 year ago

During a meeting with coach Joe Phibin, GM Dennis Hickey and CEO Dawn Apante, Jonathan Martin's representation conveyed to the Dolphins that Martin isn't comfortable returning to Miami.