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Panthers claim OT Martin off waivers


The Carolina Panthers claimed offensive tackle Jonathan Martin off waivers on Friday.

Martin was released Thursday by the San Francisco 49ers, one year after the 49ers traded for Martin in the aftermath of a bullying incident in Miami.

The 6-foot-5, 312-pound Martin played in 15 games and started nine last season for the 49ers, who acquired him from the Dolphins last March for a 2015 seventh-round draft pick.

In Miami, Martin was the subject of alleged bullying from former teammate Richie Incognito and had left the team after starting in 23 games over two seasons.

Incognito was out of the NFL last season after he was suspended in November 2013 by the Dolphins for his part in the bullying incidents but signed with the Buffalo Bills last month.

The 25-year-old Martin was drafted in the second round by the Dolphins in 2012 out of Stanford, where he played under former Cardinal and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.

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