Dolphins trade bullying victim Jonathan Martin to 49ers

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Miami, FL, United States (4E Sports) – The Miami Dolphins have traded offensive tackle Jonathan Martin to the San Francisco 49ers Tuesday for a conditional 2015 seventh-round draft pick.

The pick will change hands if Martin makes it on the 49ers opening 53-man roster.

The trade reunites Martin with his former Stanford coach, Jim Harbaugh.

Martin, 24, left Miami in late October because of locker-room bullying he received, most notably from fellow lineman Richie Incognito.

Shortly after, Harbaugh threw his support behind his embattled former player.

“I know him to be a fine person … a great contributor as a student and an athlete at Stanford,” Harbaugh said.

The No. 42 overall pick in 2012, Martin earned First-Team All-America honors and was a finalist for the 2011 Lombardi Award, given to the nation’s most outstanding lineman, in his final year at Stanford.

He figures to compete for a spot as the 49ers swing tackle.

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