Dolphins guard Richie Incognito currently is being paid to not play for the team. Tackle Jonathan Martin will be, too, for the rest of the season.
Per a league source, the Dolphins will continue to pay Martin now that he has been shifted to the non-football illness list.
The change in Martin’s status comes one month and two days after Martin left the team. He had been receiving weekly game checks because he had still been on the active roster. The Dolphins, as a result, had been operating with only 52 players.
Moving Martin to the NFI list means that the Dolphins once again have 53 roster spots. It also means that Martin’s status with the team will be determined in the offseason, at which time one of the issues will be nearly $1 million in bonus money that applies to the 2014 and 2015 seasons under Martin’s four-year rookie contract.