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Niners, Dolphins announce Martin trade

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Tackle Jonathan Martin is indeed returning to the Bay Area.  And he’ll play for one of his head coaches at Stanford, Jim Harbaugh.

The 49ers and Dolphins have issued separate statements announcing the trade.  The Dolphins describe the compensation as an undisclosed draft pick.

The trade itself hinges on Martin passing a physical, as the 49ers pointed out in their statement announcing the trade.

“We feel that this move is in the best interests of all parties involved,” Dolphins General Manager Dennis Hickey said. “We wish Jonathan well.”

Owner Stephen Ross, we’re told, was fully on board with the decision to cut the cord on the team’s second-round pick in 2012.

The Dolphins deserve credit for not drawing the process out any longer than it’s already lingered.  As the franchise moves forward with a new left tackle and new hope — both for the team and for renovations at Sun Life Stadium — it made sense to make a fresh start quickly.  The Dolphins could have traded Martin no sooner than today.

UPDATE 11:12 p.m. ET:  Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Dolphins will receive a conditional seventh-round pick in 2015, if Martin is on the 49ers’ opening-day roster.

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74 Responses to “Niners, Dolphins announce Martin trade”
  1. jbaxt says: Mar 11, 2014 10:58 PM

    Well, Martin will fit in well in San Fransico.

  2. kuranda84 says: Mar 11, 2014 10:58 PM

    The crybaby will fit in nicely w/ the whiners.

    Come on…that was too easy.

  3. salscobrakai says: Mar 11, 2014 10:58 PM

    How many of you Martin haters ever played a snap of football beyond high school? If you’re so good why not get a GM job or heck, take over for Harbaugh since he’s “doing such a bad job.” SMH at some of you.

  4. ghjjf says: Mar 11, 2014 10:58 PM

    Another whiner for the forty-whiners!

  5. thekingdave says: Mar 11, 2014 10:58 PM

    I liked the post better from Crabtree. But nice attempt at inserting your little nugget, whatever that was.

  6. blabidibla says: Mar 11, 2014 10:59 PM

    Awesome. Steal of quality player. Intelligent guy and will fit right in with the Niners.

  7. thevikesarebest says: Mar 11, 2014 10:59 PM

    A laughable franchise trading with a franchise on the decline for a hapless soft mediocre player.they like everyone else will watch the vikings achieve greatness.they should announce the banishment of shehawks and packer fans from the nfl while your at it too.SKOL

  8. backdapack4evr says: Mar 11, 2014 10:59 PM

    A perfect fit!!!!
    A whiner to the Niners!!
    Lol

  9. laxcoach37 says: Mar 11, 2014 11:00 PM

    Bye-Bye Sissy Boy. I hope the Niners enjoy the “Sensitivity Training” and the Seahawks enjoy the Division Titles ! As for the Dolphins what a great day to get rid of a Cancer and benefit from a 5th if he passes a Physical!

  10. txrngr34 says: Mar 11, 2014 11:01 PM

    At least the Fins got something for him.

  11. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 11, 2014 11:01 PM

    How nice of San Francisco to expedite a deal so quickly to help everybody out.

  12. jaydm84 says: Mar 11, 2014 11:02 PM

    LoL

  13. chapmanb2014 says: Mar 11, 2014 11:03 PM

    Wow the fact that Miami received any compensation for this guy is amazing. Even if you set aside all of the off the field garbage you are left with the fact that Martin is not even a good linemen at the NFL level. This guy was mediocre at best!

  14. enochmh2 says: Mar 11, 2014 11:03 PM

    Seahawks should sign Incognito. ……

  15. bennyb82 says: Mar 11, 2014 11:03 PM

    Competing with Gabbert for backup QB?

  16. icallbs81 says: Mar 11, 2014 11:03 PM

    and you know it is a 5th? cite your source or stop writing inaccurate BS.

  17. TIM says: Mar 11, 2014 11:03 PM

    Another great move by GM Baalke ! Another steal !

  18. blabidibla says: Mar 11, 2014 11:04 PM

    Loving all these fans calling him soft. What has MIA done lately? And the Niners?

    Who’s soft? Who’s smart enough to recognize talent when they see it? Watch and learn.

  19. remyje says: Mar 11, 2014 11:04 PM

    49ers will have to implement the “stress card.” Pull it out when someone is yelling at you too much…

  20. seatownballers says: Mar 11, 2014 11:05 PM

    Today alone could get a millionaire fired. Losing Whitner and trading for the guys today. Scratching my head because I don’t see this as improvements

  21. meatcarroll says: Mar 11, 2014 11:06 PM

    Please let the Seahawks get Incognito and take this rivalry even further.

  22. sammadison says: Mar 11, 2014 11:08 PM

    I can’t wait to see what pick the dolphins get. But hey I will be happy with a 7th.

  23. bert1913 says: Mar 11, 2014 11:09 PM

    from losing players to acquiring players the santa clara 49ers are not having a good off season

  24. footballfan211 says: Mar 11, 2014 11:09 PM

    This furthermore makes Jonathon Martin look like a female, because he’s crying back to his old college coach to protect him

  25. orivar says: Mar 11, 2014 11:10 PM

    I can already see Richard Sherman having snide remarks for him every time he passes the sideline.

  26. socal9er says: Mar 11, 2014 11:10 PM

    2nd round talent for a 7th Round pick you don’t think Harbaugh can coach this kid back up? Think again.. Good depth move that cost nothing.

  27. Patskrieg dot com says: Mar 11, 2014 11:14 PM

    “The Dolphins deserve credit for not drawing the process out any longer than it’s already lingered.”

    Funniest thing I’ve heard all day.

  28. jdphx says: Mar 11, 2014 11:14 PM

    Just announced – Kleenex is now sponsoring the Niners…

  29. gborange says: Mar 11, 2014 11:15 PM

    If only they draft Michael Sam could it get any funnier

  30. radar8 says: Mar 11, 2014 11:17 PM

    Seahawks should now sign Incognito. He’ll fit right in with the PED Champs.

  31. promickey says: Mar 11, 2014 11:22 PM

    Calling Martin a NFL left tackle is really pushing it.

    Forget about the physical, Jonathan needs a big time psychological exam…….Most likely the Dolphins get a 7th round pick. San Francisco will just LOVE Martin.

  32. apkyletexas says: Mar 11, 2014 11:26 PM

    Disgusting that this isn’t considered tampering. Harbaugh needs a lineman, and when his old Stanford player calls him in trouble, he tells him just to leave the team, knowing that he’ll get him soon enough for cheap.

  33. hawksforever says: Mar 11, 2014 11:27 PM

    LOL!! The dude lost his starting job in Miami for gods sake.

    The whiners front office must be smokin some serious crack.

    Their free agency foray so far is a complete cluster fuk!

  34. allidoiswin55 says: Mar 11, 2014 11:29 PM

    As a Seahawks fan I wanted Martin or incognito as a reclamation project. Just to add depth to the offensive line .

    I know the pure hatred between Seahawks and niners fans but seriously The Seahawks have the most fun of any nfl team playing the game . It’s on film and a part of that fun is them banding together as brothers and talking sh!t to the opponents . Which is why so many people hate them and I understand .

    But if Martin gets into the game he will be abused by any opposing team mentally . But especially by Seahawks players who will beat him up physically and mentally . I think sf can make something of him .

    Lastly any Seahawks fan clowning the trades the niners Have made need to look at your own team .

    We both (niners and Seahawks ) have a ton of late rd compensatory picks . And have few available spots for those players to make the team . So of course you trade a cpl 6-7th rd picks for proven players who you know their ability who you believe need to be coached up . The Seahawks tend to keep those picks bc they’ve hit gold with about 6-7 starters in those rds . But that’s rare and the niners don’t have the same luck with drafting late rds as Seattle , so they take the educated decision of getting known commodities .

    Makes perfect sense, but for show id love to get incognito , but for psychotic reasons I’m not sure I want that cat on my team even if Pete can control some of these nut jobs . Lol

  35. baytownbombers says: Mar 11, 2014 11:36 PM

    Seattle fans = little brother.

  36. fballguy says: Mar 11, 2014 11:37 PM

    With Martin on the OL in the NFC West…the Niners better sign a few more QBs.

  37. smarterfootball says: Mar 11, 2014 11:42 PM

    Logically this trade makes good sense for both teams.
    49ers: Get a guy who has worked with Harbaugh, was once lauded as second round talent and if he doesn’t make the roster they give up nothing.
    Miami: They no longer have deal with the guy and he was not doing well for the, and possibly get a pick.

  38. lifeimitatesfootball says: Mar 11, 2014 11:48 PM

    Give the Dolphins credit indeed!

    Mostly give credit to Hickey, who just might be the best GM in Miami since…Shula….

    Harbaugh should be able to help this guy

  39. hawksforever says: Mar 11, 2014 11:48 PM

    Harbaugh must give some good hummers!

  40. indychiefsfan says: Mar 11, 2014 11:50 PM

    To everyone who called him soft, sissy and crybaby you horrible people hiding behind keyboards. This is a grown man who could break you in half. I hope someone says the exact same thing to your children…if you haven’t done it yourself already.

  41. Dolphins Nation says: Mar 11, 2014 11:55 PM

    I would have been satisfied with two Mcgriddle coupons for him, but we actually got a draft pick, AWSOME SAUCE!!!!

  42. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Mar 11, 2014 11:59 PM

    gborange says:
    Mar 11, 2014 11:15 PM
    If only they draft Michael Sam could it get any funnier

    Why would that be funny?

  43. dirtyjersey9er says: Mar 12, 2014 12:01 AM

    laxcoach37 says:
    Mar 11, 2014 11:00 PM
    Bye-Bye Sissy Boy. I hope the Niners enjoy the “Sensitivity Training” and the Seahawks enjoy the Division Titles ! As for the Dolphins what a great day to get rid of a Cancer and benefit from a 5th if he passes a Physical.
    —————————————————-

    Someone doesn’t fact check.

    More like a 7th in 2015 if he passes his physical.

  44. lostsok says: Mar 12, 2014 12:04 AM

    This wipes out the 2nd round rookie contract Miami was stuck with…the pick is just candy.

    Hickey for the win.

  45. dirtyjersey9er says: Mar 12, 2014 12:05 AM

    hawksforever says:
    Mar 11, 2014 11:27 PM
    LOL!! The dude lost his starting job in Miami for gods sake.

    The whiners front office must be smokin some serious crack.

    Their free agency foray so far is a complete cluster fuk!
    —————————————————-

    Education System didn’t fail this dude!

    You are acting like Martin is going to be starting. He will be the 3rd tackle behind two pro-bowlers.

    Oh so they lost Whitner? But they replaced him with a guy who might not be as hard a hitter but he isn’t a Liability in coverage and doesn’t generate a lot of dumb flags.

    Gabbert in place of McCoy is a wash.

    re-signed Dawson and Wright.

    9ers will kill it in the draft because they don’t build as much via free agency.

  46. goodjudgementprevails says: Mar 12, 2014 12:17 AM

    The 49ers are turning into a dumpster fire, what lunacy are they thinking with the Martin and Gabbert moves.

  47. therooneyskilledwebster says: Mar 12, 2014 12:21 AM

    The Dolphins really showed him. They spent a 2nd round pick (42nd overall) on him less than 2 years ago, he pretty much destroys what little reputation the Phins had left and then basically cries and kicks his way off of a joke of a team and ends up going to his former coach and to a team that plays meaningful football in January/February. But hey at least they got what will probably be one of the last 10 picks (240ish) in the draft for him.

  48. savilo831 says: Mar 12, 2014 12:26 AM

    I see a bunch of post from people that don’t know football. Harbaugh and STAFF are as good as it gets at getting the most out of players. Harbaugh will help Martin and all you sucka fish haters will realize how much you don’t know!!!! You’ll see a lot of Martin in the jumbo package the 49ers use a LOT. stop hating people and get a life.

  49. drsummeroff says: Mar 12, 2014 12:28 AM

    Now Robert Quinn is going to eat this guys lunch and get called out for bullying after a 4 sack game. The NFC west is a mans division. Martin won’t last there.

  50. pantherpro says: Mar 12, 2014 12:49 AM

    SeaPeds this is missing piece. You’re one year wonder is over. Niners win the Super Bowl next year! I guarantee it!

    Kap

  51. jc327 says: Mar 12, 2014 12:52 AM

    9ers get depth at tackle (don’t kid yourself, 9er fans, Martin is not particularly good, depth is all you get) and Fins get out from under this mess. Win-win.

  52. barrybondsisthealltimehomerunking says: Mar 12, 2014 12:58 AM

    I think he goes down as the worst Dolphins draft pick ever. What a terrible player and terrible person, he absolutely sabotaged that team this year. Niners gave up next to nothing for him and that is exactly what they get, I do not think he is one of the top 1800 players in the league.

  53. biggestsaintsfanever says: Mar 12, 2014 1:02 AM

    where are all the idiots who said no team would take Martin, and every tea would want Incognito?

  54. rukkus1 says: Mar 12, 2014 1:16 AM

    So are they known as the Santa Clara 50 whiners now?

  55. ridgebak says: Mar 12, 2014 1:31 AM

    Dolphins Nation says: Mar 11, 2014 11:55 PM

    I would have been satisfied with two Mcgriddle coupons for him, but we actually got a draft pick, AWSOME SAUCE!!!!

    ————————————————

    Your team turned a 2nd round pick into a conditional 7th round pick. The Niners turned a conditional 7th round pick into a 2nd round pick. GET THAT???? YUP, AWESOME SAUCE!!! WHATEVER THAT IS.

  56. howieyouarekillinme says: Mar 12, 2014 1:35 AM

    Very predictable to land in his home state with his old coach. Ho humm. Have anything to do with this, RG? Or is it merely a front office move to push the forehead of an embattled HC. Why keep this story going? Martin will not be a starter for SF. Is he worth retaining for depth? The “behind the scenes” BS in SF is flashing a big “I don’t think so”.

    Jon, do yourself a favor. Go be a lawyer. You will be outstanding.

  57. jayniner says: Mar 12, 2014 1:36 AM

    Transferring a problem somewhere else doesn’t eliminate the problem…

  58. 7ftgriff says: Mar 12, 2014 1:46 AM

    I think its funny how harshly people are criticizing the nuggets for signing backups. Depth wins championships, ask Seattle.

  59. 209erfan says: Mar 12, 2014 1:56 AM

    To all the people complaining about how the 49ers haven’t improved this offseason… Well they must not know much about 49er football… We and all the good teams in the league don’t improve in march we improve in may… We only use free agency to bring in a veteran for a year or two while we develop the future pro bowler we just drafted to eventually take over

  60. pantsfreezone says: Mar 12, 2014 2:18 AM

    Give Hickey a gold star for getting rid of this turnstile at tackle and all around garbage player. And getting someone to actually trade something for him.

    I’d have given him to the 49ers for 2 Warriors tickets if I were Miami.

  61. 4thandlonger says: Mar 12, 2014 2:38 AM

    2nd round draft pick for a 7th round conditional pick as a back up. Sounds ok to me.

    Chances of getting anything out of a 7th round pick are pretty small. May as well take a chance.

    Sure he’s soft. And you got to be hard to make it as a pro in the league. But he’s also big and athletic. And there aren’t many of those guys around.

    And from Miami’s perspective I’m sure they are glad he’s gone. One less problem for them to deal with.

  62. besdayz says: Mar 12, 2014 3:14 AM

    Wow, losing Donte Hitner and acquiring Jonathan Martin.

    That’s a textbook way of how to make your team softer in 1 day.

  63. russellwilsonismymvp says: Mar 12, 2014 4:46 AM

    Why is Frisco throwing draft picks away for players that no one else wants and destined to be cut anyway?

  64. shakespeare22 says: Mar 12, 2014 4:48 AM

    The Niners just got a whole lot softer.

  65. bonniebengal says: Mar 12, 2014 4:55 AM

    @All you people saying Martin was no good. Let’s see how he plays when he is in a much better situation without all the abuse. Next year he’ll be in the playoffs and where will Incognito be?

  66. JackedUpSports says: Mar 12, 2014 6:28 AM

    great, can we never talk about this again now?

  67. madmax80 says: Mar 12, 2014 7:22 AM

    I think the conditional pick was a big green bugger.

  68. drainbameged says: Mar 12, 2014 7:26 AM

    Salsco…

    I played LOT for a d1 school…I would have had ashot at the NFL if I hadn’t been injured. I can honestly say Martin is a huge crybaby. I saw NOTHING in the wells report that suggests anything other than normal lockerroom behavior.

    You pay the biggest strongest men on earth millions of dollars to play one of the most violent sports in modern times. If you don’t have the killer instinct you will not survive.

    Eat or get Eaten

  69. dolfan72 says: Mar 12, 2014 7:32 AM

    Throw in Stephen LOSS and Philbin with this deal! END THE COMMITMENT TO MEDIOCRITY! SELL THE TEAM, LOSS! FIRE JOE PHILBIN!

    The Shula’s should buy the team!

  70. cuda1234 says: Mar 12, 2014 8:15 AM

    Maybe Kwame Harris can be his mentor.

  71. bigshotttt says: Mar 12, 2014 12:08 PM

    This could make the after practice showers at San Francisco very interesting. I’ll bet every player today went out and bought soap on a rope, so there are no fumbles!

  72. bigshotttt says: Mar 12, 2014 12:09 PM

    This could make the after practice showers at San Francisco very interesting. I’ll bet every player today went out and bought soap on a rope, so there are no fumbles!

  73. pacificajim says: Mar 12, 2014 12:47 PM

    Welcome to the 49ers Jonathan, and welcome back to the Bay area.

    And to all the critics and haters out there, I think Neil Young said it best – “All you critics stand alone, you’re no better than me for what you’ve shown”.

  74. singisking says: Mar 12, 2014 4:53 PM

    Jonathan; meet Alex Boone, your new best friend and mentor, like Rich

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