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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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A source informed the Boston Globe that Jonathan Martin has a "zero percent chance" of ever playing for the Dolphins again.
The Globe's Ben Volin was a former Dolphins beat writer, so he has connections in Miami. Martin has burned too many bridges inside the Dolphins' locker room and has played a role in head trainer Kevin O'Neill and OL coach Jim Turner losing their jobs. Martin should be able to get a look-see from another club, though the aforementioned source doubts it. He's still under contract.
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The Dolphins plan to huddle with Jonathan Martin's "camp" as soon as next week's Scouting Combine.
Per FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo, Martin "wants to play" football in 2014, and has yet to request a trade. The trade demand may occur in Indy, especially with OL coach Jim Turner still in the Dolphins' employ. The most likely landing spot at this point for Martin appears to be San Francisco, where coach Jim Harbaugh knows Martin well from Stanford and supported him in the Wells Report.
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The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows believes findings in the Wells Report make San Francisco a possible landing spot for Jonathan Martin.
He'd be a backup to Joe Staley and Anthony Davis, but reuniting with college coach Jim Harbaugh could potentially get 24-year-old Martin's NFL career back on track. "(Harbaugh) told us that he had never doubted Martin's tenacity, work ethic and dedication to the game, and that he had never seen Martin exhibit problems with social adjustment," the Wells Report states. "Coach Harbaugh told us he believed that Martin likely could continue to have a successful career in the NFL." Martin's agent insists his client is now in a "great place," and the Wells Report can serve as a "tool for him to heal."
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NFL special investigator Ted Wells released his Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin report and concluded three Dolphins offensive linemen "engaged in a pattern of harassment" directed at Martin.
"The report concludes that three starters on the Dolphins offensive line, Richie Incognito, John Jerry and Mike Pouncey, engaged in a pattern of harassment directed at not only Jonathan Martin, but also another young Dolphins offensive lineman and an assistant trainer. The report finds that the assistant trainer repeatedly was the object of racial slurs and other racially derogatory language; that the other offensive lineman was subjected to homophobic name-calling and improper physical touching; and that Martin was taunted on a persistent basis with sexually explicit remarks and at times ridiculed with racial insults and other offensive comments," Wells stated. The "harassment" was deemed a "contributing factor" in Martin's decision to leave the team. The report paints a nasty picture for Incognito and the Dolphins and seems to favor Martin. How coach Joe Philbin had no idea this was going on in his locker room, we have no clue.
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The Miami Herald doesn't believe OT Jonathan Martin will ever play for the Dolphins again.
This is on the heels of an NFL Network report that Martin's reps have been talking with the Dolphins about a possible return to the team in 2014. We just don't see how he could possibly ever step foot back in that locker room after some teammates viewed him as a quitter, while the others simply didn't care if Martin ever showed his face again. Martin has ruffled too many feathers in Miami. He's fully expected to be released or traded for a late-round pick.