49ers acquire Jonathan Martin from Dolphins

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Richie Incognito, Jonathan MartinIn this Aug. 24, 2013, file photo, Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68) and tackle Jonathan Martin (71) look over plays during an NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Miami Gardens, Fla.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Jonathan Martin has had Jim Harbaugh’s support all along, from his early college days at Stanford to the offensive tackle’s tumultuous year in which he accused a Dolphins teammate of bullying, and even in a formal NFL investigation into the situation in Miami.

Now, Harbaugh is giving Martin a football fresh start, in a safe environment around former Stanford coaches who consider him a friend.

Martin was traded from Miami to the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday night to play once more for Harbaugh, who publicly expressed his support of Martin last year and called him a “personal friend.”

“The goal for this transaction is a win-win,”…

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