Dolphins' Jonathan Martin likely to start at LT

Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE

The Miami Dolphins are turning to rookie Jonathan Martin to fill Jake Long's big shoes.

The Miami Dolphins will probably turn to rookie Jonathan Martin to move over from right tackle to the left side to replace the injured Jake Long, Chris Perkins of the Sun-Sentinel reports.

Martin played left tackle in college at Stanford, so the transition will only be new on a professional level. The move would leave a hole the Dolphins would have to fill at right tackle, a situation they've been addressing in practice this week. The Dolphins hope to settle the offensive line re-shuffling fairly easily, as they have to handle the potent pass rush of the San Francisco 49ers this weekend.

Long was moved to injured reserve earlier this week after tearing a triceps in a loss to the New England Patriots last weekend, and Long took over in the middle of the game. Martin has been lined up with the first-team on the left side in practice this week. Offensive coordinator Mike Sherman said he's liked how Martin has adjusted to fill whatever role the Dolphins need of him:

"A young man like that just out of college and already having played both sides of the line and being thrown over there in the middle of the game speaks volumes of what he's all about," Sherman said.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.