The Miami Dolphins do not have a game on Sunday. But they are very much in the NFL headlines due to the situation involving starting right tackle Jonathan Martin, who left the team last week following a lunchroom incident with teammates.
The Dolphins released an update on Martin Sunday morning through a team statement:
“The Miami Dolphins, including coach Joe Philbin and Jonathan's teammates, have been in communication with Jonathan and his family since his departure from the club and continue to be in contact. Our primary concern for Jonathan is his overall health and well-being. As an organization, we take any accusations of player misconduct seriously. The notion of bullying is based on speculation and has not been presented to us as a concern from Jonathan or anyone else internally. The reports that the NFLPA is investigating our players are inaccurate. Additionally, the NFL offered its assistance during this time, which we appreciated and gladly accepted. We will continue to make Jonathan's health and well-being a focus as we do with all of our players."
It's unknown when Martin will return to the team. The Dolphins (4-4) will play the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-7) on Nov. 11 on “Monday Night Football.”