While only recently has anyone suggested that Jonathan Martin might have any hint of a future in Miami, the Dolphins do still control his contractual rights.
So if he’s intent on playing again, they control to a certain degree where.
Agent Kenny Zuckerman told Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post that he was meeting with Dolphins officials next week in Indianapolis to see what the next step is.
“We’re going to meet with the Dolphins at the Combine and see what their plans are,” Zuckerman said. “Right now they have his property, they have his rights.”
While it’s extremely unlikely that he could seamlessly return to Miami, there ought to be some degree of value for the former second-round pick.
Of the three Dolphins teammates accused in the Wells Report of harassing him, two of them are free agents, Richie Incognito and John Jerry. Center Mike Pouncey is under contract through 2014.
“He will be on the field in 2014,” Zuckerman said of Martin. “There’s no doubt. He wants to, he’s ready, he’s excited. He’ll be somewhere this season.”
Next week, they’ll be a step closer to finding out where.