Let me be clear about Martin: He had no issues with any coaches. He had a breakdown and is now seeking mental counseling, sources tell me.— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) October 30, 2013
Per Jeff Darlington, Dolphins T Jonathan Martin has been absent from team facility all week and has not practiced, and the team is not expecting him to play tomorrow. The Dolphins have accurately listed Martin's status as "illness" for the past week, but rather than the issue being the flu as some suspected, it's a mental issue. Martin was recently "demoted" from left tackle to right tackle after spending the 2013 offseason working to solidify himself as an NFL left tackle. He struggled in his 2013 season right tackle debut, yielding a sack, 2 QB hits, and 3 QB hurries against the Patriots. We wish him the best of luck in working through his recent career setback.