NFL notes: Martin’s meeting with Dolphins owner postponed
Jonathan Martin’s meeting with Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has been post- poned until after the tackle talks with a special investigator about the team’s harassment scandal.
Ross had planned to meet today with Martin in California. On Tuesday, the Dolphins said the NFL requested that the meeting be delayed until after their investigator talks this week with Martin.
The second-year pro suddenly left the team two weeks ago. His lawyer has alleged Martin was harassed daily by teammates, including guard Richie Incognito, who has been suspended.
Injured Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he never gives up hope on playing, though he is not sure exactly when he will be back on the field.
Rodgers said on his radio show that he’s doing everything he can to return from the fractured left collarbone suffered a week earlier in a 27-20 loss to the Bears.
He said he’s giving the bone time to heal, and that Tuesday was the best he had felt since getting hurt.
General manager Ted Thompson replenished depth announcing the signing of Rodgers’ former backup Matt Flynn, who has been released this year by the Raiders and Bills.
With Rodgers hurt, Flynn will back up one-time practice squad player Scott Tolzien.
Around the league
Nine-time Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed has been released by the Texans. Reed missed the first two games after hip surgery and was recently relegated to a backup role. … Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe has been arrested outside Kansas City for speeding and possessing marijuana. … John Fox said that he plans on returning to the sideline this season. Fox is recovering from heart surgery for a genetic defect. … 49ers LB Aldon Smith has pleaded not guilty to three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon, stemming from a party at his home last year. … The 49ers have released WR Kyle Williams. … The Falcons placed OT Sam Baker on IR. … Jaguars LB LaRoy Reynolds has been suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
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