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Dolphins sign second-round pick Jonathan Martin

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The Dolphins got a seventh-round pick under contract early on Tuesday and they’ve now moved up the ladder to their second-round pick.

Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post reports that the team has signed Martin to a four-year deal worth just under $5 million. Martin protected Andrew Luck’s blindside at left tackle for Stanford, but is expected to play right tackle for the Dolphins.

All signs point to Martin taking over as a starter on the right side, although his ascension to the starting lineup is being delayed by the NFL’s rules forbidding players employed by professional football teams from practicing until their colleges or universities have finished for the semester. That means Martin won’t be at the Dolphins’ Organized Team Activities, where Lydon Murtha is taking snaps with the first team at right tackle. Martin is expected to be at the June minicamp and his delayed start shouldn’t keep him from getting the job.

Martin is the fourth of nine Dolphins draft picks to sign with the team. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill leads the list of players still looking for contracts.

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10 Responses to “Dolphins sign second-round pick Jonathan Martin”
  1. southbeachtalent says: May 22, 2012 4:52 PM

    If this guy works out we will have a formidable O-Line. If Long stays healthy of course..

  2. bchapman2011 says: May 22, 2012 4:56 PM

    I know what I am going to say is not popular but when you can draft and sign a tackle for 5 million over 4 years there is no way Miami should invest 70 million in Jake Long. It just does not make financial sense. Especially when you have so many other holes to fill on your roster.

  3. vtmem says: May 22, 2012 5:00 PM

    Good progress Jeff Ireland.

  4. rodge1 says: May 22, 2012 5:40 PM

    Long is a stud but what you say makes perfect business-sense.

  5. bsizemore68 says: May 22, 2012 6:16 PM

    I wonder if the Pats have a high price left tackle to keep Tom alive? Bill

  6. joemontanawasthegreatest says: May 22, 2012 6:27 PM

    The Dolphins should have a solid group now, good tackles and a good center.

  7. vtmem says: May 23, 2012 10:34 PM

    What do we do at right guard?

  8. vtmem says: May 23, 2012 10:48 PM

    We will find out soon enough this year.

  9. vtmem says: May 23, 2012 10:51 PM

    What makes good business sense is protecting your investments like a franchise quarterback.

  10. joemontanawasthegreatest says: May 24, 2012 6:55 AM

    I’m not sure that you could fix the Dolphins in one draft. Progress was made.

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