With Jonathan Martin the subject of reported bullying from some Miami teammates, various Dolphins players rallied early Friday around the inactive tackle, who is receiving professional assistance for emotional issues.

The Miami coaching staff declined to provide much clarity following the team's 22-20 overtime win over the Cincinnati Bengals, but several members of the team lined up to express their support for Martin, 24.

"Obviously, we care about J-Mart a lot; we just want him to be all right," said Dolphins right tackle Tyson Clabo, who replaced Martin in the starting lineup Thursday against the Bengals. "I want him to come back to work. He's a talented, young football player. I can't say what he's feeling. But I know if and when he wants to come back, I will be there to shake his hand."

Multiple sources told ESPN.com this week that teammates were ribbing Martin in the lunch room Monday, which caused Martin to become very angry and leave the team. Fox Sports also reported Thursday that Martin was the subject of persistent bullying and teasing within the locker room.

Several teammates also hinted that Martin is dealing with stress and personal issues.

"He just had some things going on," Dolphins tailback Lamar Miller said. "But as a team, we just continued to stay focused."

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin read a prepared statement when asked about Martin during his postgame news conference. He declined to explain the situation any further.