Nfl roundup: Dolphins owner wants to meet with Martin
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is planning to meet soon with offensive tackle Jonathan Martin to discuss what happened in the locker room last season in an effort to prevent future bullying.
Ross was scheduled to meet with Martin in November but was advised to hold off until a workplace investigation was completed.
“I was precluded from talking to him while the investigation was going on,” Ross said. “Now that we got the report, the lawyers are trying to arrange the meeting, which should take place relatively soon, I believe.”
Team officials met with Martin’s representatives last week at the NFL Scouting Combine to discuss Martin’s future with the organization. The Dolphins apparently plan to trade or release Martin during the offseason.
Dennard cements statuts
Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard, NFLDraftScout.com’s top-ranked cornerback, posted a 4.51 seconds 40-yard time, likely cementing a spot in the top 15 in Tuesday’s defensive back workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Dennard’s game tape was enough to win over coaches and evaluators.
Oklahoma State’s Justin Gilbert was given a 4.37 “official” time, fastest among defensive backs (4.35, 4.38 unofficially).
Panther’s Gross retiring
Carolina Panthers veteran offensive tackle Jordan Gross is retiring after 11 NFL seasons.
The 33-year-old spent his entire career with the Panthers, starting a franchise-record 167 games.He reached the Super Bowl in his rookie season and was named to three Pro Bowls.
including the 2014 game.