The Miami Dolphins had better hope that Center Mike Pouncey is mentally stable, or it could be another long season for Quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who was sacked more than any other player in his position last year.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is ordering Pouncey, Richie Incognito and John Jerry to undergo psychological evaluations before they may continue with their respective careers. All three were named as bullies in the Ted Wells report, which claimed they harassed Jonathan Martin, at least one other player and staff member.
At the owners' meeting in Orlando, Goodell was asked if any of the players would recieve suspensions, the Commish side-stepped the question, saying that the evaluations would be the "first step". He also said that, if medical professionals determine that any of the players need treatment, they could lose some playing time.
The only real concern for the Fins here is Pouncey, the team's starting Center. Jerry was a free agent and signed a one-year deal with the New York Giants. Incognito is still a free agent and no longer under contract. Miami is not re-signing him.
No word on whether Martin will have to undergo a similar psychiatric evaluation. He was traded to the San Francisco 49'ers for a conditional 7th round pick, which the Dolphins will only get if he is on the opening day roster.
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