As it turns out, Richie Incognito has a job in the NFL, and Jonathan Martin now doesn't.
The two will forever be linked, as the main characters in the Miami Dolphins locker room bullying scandal of 2013. According to the reports, Incognito was the main agitator to Martin, who left the team as a result. Martin never returned to the Dolphins but got a second chance when the San Francisco 49ers, coached by Martin's old college coach Jim Harbaugh, traded a seventh-round pick for him.
After one year in San Francisco, Martin is looking for another team. Martin was cut by the 49ers, according to CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco. Martin started nine games last year as an injury replacement, struggled, and the 49ers save his $1.042 million salary by cutting him according to Maiocco.
Without Harbaugh, who left for the University of Michigan this offseason, there apparently wasn't a lot of support to keep Martin around. His release comes a couple of months after Incognito, who was out of football all last season, was given another chance by Rex Ryan and the Buffalo Bills.
Martin, a second-round pick in 2012, will try to catch on elsewhere. He hasn't played that well in the NFL (although he did subdue a shoplifter in a mall early this year), but is just 25 years old and not that far removed from being a high draft pick.
Martin will always be attached to the bullying scandal, which was a huge story in the NFL through the 2013 season. If he wants to make a different NFL legacy, he'll need to find a new team to do it with.
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