49ers trade for ex-Stanford offensive tackle Jonathan Martin
It wasn't hard to detect the 49ers' interest in offensive tackle Jonathan Martin when Jim Harbaugh, in the report that documented Martin's travails while with the Dolphins, said he thought his former player could resume a productive NFL career. Today, the 49ers followed through with that hint, trading an undisclosed draft pick to Miami for Martin, a second-round pick in 2012.
Martin doesn't have to go far to join his new team. The former Stanford lineman, who was recruited by Harbaugh, has been taking classes at Stanford. Martin has played both right and left tackle, and he becomes a top candidate to become the so-called swing tackle
who can back up either Anthony Davis at right tackle or Joe Staley on the left side. Last year that job fell to guard Alex Boone with Adam Snyder also filling in at times at tackle.
Martin has two years remaining on his original contract at base salaries of $825,000 and $1.04 million. He is expected to join teammates when the 49ers' offseason conditioning program begins April 21.
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