Jonathan Martin taken off Dolphins’ active roster
The Dolphins placed offensive tackle Jonathan Martin on the reserve/non-football illness list on Saturday, thus ending his 2013 season, according to Field Yates of ESPN.com.
Richie Incognito — who allegedly bullied Martin, leading to Martin leaving the team — was initially suspended without pay, but he has agreed to stay away from the team while the NFL-led investigation continues.
The Dolphins have avoided commenting publicly while Ted Wells, the NFL-appointed investigator, continues to look into the allegations.
There’s a chance Incognito could return to the Dolphins for the final two games of the season, Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo reported on Friday.
The move to put Martin on the reserve/non-football illness list was made to free up a roster spot, and it allows Miami to curtail Martin’s salary, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora.
The Dolphins (5-6) are 2-2 since Martin left the team, and they will visit the Jets on Sunday in an AFC East matchup with potential playoff implications.
The Dolphins placed OL Jonathan Martin on the non-football injury list today, per a league source. No longer counts towards 53-man roster.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 30, 2013