Jonathan Martin was once a starting offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins. Now it appears he’ll once again be looking for a new job elsewhere.
As of Thursday, Martin has officially been released by the San Francisco 49ers. He spent one year with the team after being released by the Dolphins and sent to the 49ers in the 2014 NFL season. Martin, who was ushered in by his former college coach Jim Harbaugh, was the one who ended up trading a seventh round pick to acquire him but is now no longer a part of the team.
Fans like Brad Reifler are aware that Martin is well known for the bullying incident in the Miami Dolphins locker room in 2013 where he says he was victimized by former teammate Richie Incognito. By season’s end Martin ended up leaving the team, looking for a new job and found it in San Francisco. However he only started nine games last season as a backup and any incentive to keep him around longer was gone once Harbaugh decided to leave the team as well and coach at the University of Michigan.
Luckily for the 49ers, they were able to save his $1.042 million salary by releasing him so the loss isn’t as terrible as it could’ve been. In a twist of fate, Incognito now has himself a team since Buffalo head coach Rex Ryan offered him a roster spot.