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Are comparisons looming for Stanford tackle who played alongside Jonathan Martin?

02/20/2014 2:15 PM

02/20/2014 3:20 PM

While Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin answered questions Thursday about the alleged bullying of lineman Jonathan Martin, a former teammate also chimed in.

Cameron Fleming said he and Martin, who were teammates on the offensive line at Stanford from 2010 to 2011, remain friendly, though he offered no take on the situation Martin found himself embroiled in this season.

“I really don’t get into all of that,” Fleming said, “but my relationship with him is pretty good. I talked to him probably more than I talk to other guys in the NFL just because he played my position when he was there. He was a left tackle, I was a right tackle. So we had that dynamic together.”

But when asked if teams have made any comparisons between he and Martin, Fleming said they had not.

“I’ve actually never heard connections between us yet,” Fleming said. “Maybe they’re coming though.

“I think we have two totally different styles of play. He’s a little lighter, quicker kind of guy. I’m a little bigger, stronger, (I) move with a little more purpose.”

Fleming had a year of eligibility remaining but decided to declare for the draft. He is not listed among the draft’s 10-best tackles, according to ESPN.com, but has hopes of changing that.

“I hope to prove I’m worth a high-round draft pick, that I’m the best right tackle in this draft class.”

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