Feb 15 (The Sports Xchange) - The agent for Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin told the Palm Beach Post that Martin's camp will meet with team officials next week at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
Martin left the team on Oct. 28, claiming he was bullied and harassed by guard Richie Incognito and other players. NFL investigator Ted Wells released a report Friday that concluded Incognito and fellow linemen John Jerry and Mike Pouncey were part of a pattern of harassment toward Martin and others on the team.
Martin's agent, Kenny Zuckerman, said the meeting is to discuss Martin's future with the team. "Right now they have his property, they have his rights," Zuckerman said.
Zuckerman told NFL Network on Friday that Martin plans to play this year.
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The agent for Johnny Manziel confirmed on Twitter that the former Texas A&M star quarterback will set his own schedule for throwing in front of NFL talent evaluators.
Agent Erik Burkhardt wrote that Manziel will not throw at the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine or the Aggies' Pro Day on March 5. Instead, he will hold his own Pro Day for scouts March 27 and work out privately for individual teams. The decision to delay his personal audition for NFL scouts suggests that he wants to do some fine-tuning before he displays his passing mechanics.
Manziel is working with his longtime quarterbacks coach, George Whitfield, on his passing technique and apparently wants to take some extra time so he can be completely prepared.
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The New Orleans Saints re-signed kicker Shayne Graham and right tackle Bryce Harris to one-year contracts, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Saturday.
Graham's deal pays him a base salary of $955,000. The 13-year veteran joined the Saints in December after Garrett Hartley was waived. The 36-year-old made two of two field goals attempts in the regular season and four of six in the playoffs, including the winner against the Philadelphia Eagles in the wild-card round.
Harris signed an exclusive rights free agent deal worth $570,000. His base salary last year was $480,000. The two-year vet was mostly used as a backup, playing all 16 games. He started once against the New England Patriots in place of injured tackle Zach Strief.
(Editing by Gene Cherry)
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