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Miami Dolphins trade Jonathan Martin to San Francisco 49ers for conditional seventh-round pick

Posted by Erik Frenz  March 12, 2014 08:00 AM

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One by one, the Miami Dolphins are moving on from people who were involved in the work place misconduct and bullying scandal that engulfed the Dolphins' locker room this season.

Left tackle Jonathan Martin is the latest one to go, as the victim in the bullying scandal was traded to the San Francisco 49ers late on Tuesday for a conditional draft pick, the team announced.

The Dolphins will receive a conditional seventh-round 2015 draft pick in the event that Martin is still on the opening 53-man roster at the beginning of the 2014 season, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Dolphins are lucky to receive anything for him. There have been reports that he could be cut, and the only team that was mentioned as a potential landing spot was the Indianapolis Colts.

Martin is reunited with Jim Harbaugh, his head coach at Stanford from 2008-2010. With the 49ers, Martin will likely not be a starting tackle; they already have left tackle Joe Staley and right tackle Anthony Davis to fill those spots. Instead, Martin may be a reclamation project for the 49ers, maybe serving as a swing tackle in jumbo packages.

The Dolphins are in the middle of a massive rebuild on the offensive line, and signed Branden Albert to a five-year, $46 million contract to be their new left tackle.

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