Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, whose departure from the team led to an investigation into the locker-room culture in Miami, is no longer on the team’s 53-man roster.
Instead, the Dolphins placed Martin on the reserve/non-football illness list today. That frees up a roster spot, and it means that Martin is done for 2013.
What we don’t yet know is whether that move represents some type of agreement between Martin and the team, or whether this was a unilateral decision by the Dolphins. The other player at the focus of the investigation into the Dolphins, Richie Incognito, was initially suspended by the team without pay, but he agreed this week to remain away from the team with pay while the investigation continues.
The Dolphins have avoided commenting publicly while Ted Wells, the NFL-appointed investigator, continues to look into the allegations that Incognito and other teammates harassed Martin before he walked away from the team.