Buried in the release announcing the terminations of Dolphins offensive line coach Jim Turner and head trainer Kevin O’Neill is a comment from owner Stephen Ross regarding tackle Jonathan Martin.
“I am in contact with Jonathan Martin and we plan to meet soon,” Ross said.
Martin’s agent has said that he’ll meet with the Dolphins in Indianapolis to determine the next steps. Last month, Ross said it’s unlikely either Martin or guard Richie Incognito will return to the team.
But that was before the Ted Wells report was released. Given the conclusions Wells reached, maybe Ross has decided to bring Martin back.
Or maybe the Dolphins are trying one last time to create the impression Martin will be back, in order to salvage trade value.