NFL Media's Jeff Darlington reported Friday that Martin expects to be away from the team for several weeks while working through personal issues. He left the organization this week following an emotional breakdown stemming from a cafeteria prank.
Team sources told Darlington that Martin has been in touch with teammates, and he's currently working through his problems with family. Fellow Dolphins players have reached out to Martin to express their concern, and the second-year pro says he hopes to eventually return to the locker room.
In the middle of a conversation that lasted 19 texts, Martin wrote the following to Incognito: "Yeah, I'm good man. It's insane bro, but just know I don't blame you guys at all. It's just the culture around football, and the locker room got to me a little."
Martin's representatives declined to comment to Darlington about the situation involving their client.
ESPN reported Friday that Incognito was under review by the NFL Players Association for his role in the prank that allegedly led to Martin leaving the team.
"We have an obligation to protect and support all of our members. We take official investigations very seriously and in this case, we have not launched an investigation into Richie Incognito or other players in Miami," the statement reads.
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