On Tuesday, Florio passed along a report from Alex Marvez of FOX Sports that signs were pointing toward Dolphins offensive line coach Jim Turner traveling to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis along with the rest of the contingent from Miami.
Those signs are no longer looking so good for Turner’s chances of enjoying the shrimp cocktail at St. Elmo’s. Albert Breer of NFL Network reports that Turner will not be heading to Indianapolis with the team.
Breer reports it is unclear what this means for Turner’s future with the franchise in the wake of the release of the report of Ted Wells’ investigation into the harassment of Jonathan Martin last season. Turner’s name came up frequently in the report and the report paints a picture of a coach who allegedly participated in the harassment of other players before denying involvement in or claiming not to remember incidents that several others had no problem recollecting.
There have been suggestions that the Dolphins are waiting for the league to offer up discipline for Turner before any action on their part and the team hired former Texans offensive line coach John Benton to be an assistant line coach for the 2014 season.