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Miami Dolphins waive David Martin off IR

Tight end David Martin, who was placed on the injured reserve list before the season began, is no longer a Miami Dolphin.

Martin, 30, was waived off the injured reserve list on Monday. He can be claimed off waivers and is free to sign with any team except the Dolphins for the final four games of the season. A source said Martin is ready to play after rehabilitating a right knee surgery he underwent in September.

It is still possible Martin, who becomes a free agent after the season, could re-sign with the Dolphins if they offer him a contract in 2010. That issue obviously will be addressed in the offseason.

The Dolphins missed Martin this year.

Martin contributed 31 catches for 450 yards and an impressive 14.5 yards per catch average in 2008. He also scored three touchdowns.

Tight ends Joey Haynos and Anthony Fasano this year have combined for 34 catches for 358 yards and three touchdowns. Haynos, who replaced Martin, has 10 catches for 104 yards and is averaging 10.4 yards per catch.

[Practice update: C Jake Grove was working at least on a limited basis today. OLB Jason Taylor (shoulder), Joey Porter (knee) and Nathan Jones (undetermined) did not practice.]

[Blog update: Big doings this afternoon so check back in a little while for all the day's news.]

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