DAVIE, Fla. -- Long snapper John Denney is the most tenured player on the Miami Dolphins. He joined the team in 2005 and has played under four head coaches: Nick Saban, Cam Cameron, Tony Sparano and Joe Philbin.
Denney has been with Miami for nine seasons and said Friday he was caught off guard by the bullying and harassment accusations made by teammate Jonathan Martin.
"There did not seem to be an increase in behavioral problems. It's been the same here my entire career," Denney said after Friday's practice. "I never saw any red flags. I never saw any concern. I never saw anything that raises concern from my perspective.
"But at the same time, that's my perspective. I don't have all the facts."
Martin met with NFL investigators Friday in New York to discuss his issues with the Dolphins. He left the team Oct. 28 following a lunchroom incident and hasn't returned.
Martin's lawyer, David Cornwell, previously released a statement that Martin was persistently harassed by fellow offensive lineman Richie Incognito and other Dolphins. Cornwell also alleged Martin was the victim of a "malicious physical attack" by a teammate. It's possible Martin provided details of the alleged attack to lead investigator Ted Wells on Friday.
The Dolphins are being hit from various angles. In addition to Martin meeting with the NFL, Incognito filed a grievance against the team to recoup lost wages during his indefinite suspension.
"He's got to do what he's got to do," receiver Mike Wallace said of Incognito's grievance. "I will never tell somebody how to run their life. You got to get your money. I don't know. I don't have too much to say about it."
Meanwhile, Miami still has a game to play amid the distractions. The Dolphins (4-5), who have lost five of their last six games, will host the San Diego Chargers (4-5) in what could be an elimination game for one of these AFC playoff hopefuls.
Miami didn't respond well to this controversy and added media scrutiny last week in a loss to the previously winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Miami's leadership council met with Philbin on Wednesday to discuss how to turn things around.
But questions still remain in the Martin-Incognito saga.
"There's no more relief," Denney said. "We've already done and said all that we can. All we can do is let the investigation take place."