Report: Dolphins set no timetable for OL Jonathan Martin's return
Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin was inactive for Thursday's game and the team isn't sure when he'll be back. Martin went AWOL after an incident on Monday.
Miami offensive tackle Jonathan Martin left the Dolphins team facilities on Monday and hasn't returned, and now the team is 'concerned' about past and future relationships between Martin and his teammates, according to the Miami Herald. Martin was referred to as "The Big Weirdo" by his teammates in 2012 and the Herald theorizes that could have upset him.
The second-year offensive tackle was on the Dolphins inactive list for Thursday's game against the Bengals. Before Thursday, Martin had started in all seven games the Dolphins had played this season.
Martin hasn't been with the team since an incident on Monday when he was the victim of a prank in the cafeteria. After the prank, Martin "flipped out, smashed a food tray on the ground, took off, and they haven't seen him since," according to FoxSports.com.
The Dolphins do want Martin back, though. Martin will be given a 'wide latitude in deciding when he wants to return to the team,' according to the Herald. The Dolphins have not set a date for Martin's return.
The Dolphins already have one of the worst offensive lines in football -- quarterback Ryan Tannehill had been sacked a league-high 32 times going into Thursday's game -- so getting things fixed with Martin should probably be high on the team's priority list.
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