Miami Dolphins trying to avoid distractions

Nov 17, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins safety Jimmy Wilson (27) and Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes (21) celebrate a win over the San Diego Chargers after the second half at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins won the game 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for the Miami Dolphins off of the field.

The potential distractions surrounding the scandal surrounding offensive lineman Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin are obvious.

However, the team is 5-5 and with a relatively easy schedule down the stretch and their most difficult games coming at home (they’ll host the Carolina Panthers Sunday and the New England Patriots on December 15), they still have an excellent chance to get into the postseason.

The Dolphins have done a good job with the distractions, but now, the NFL sent their lead investigator, Ted Wells, to begin interviewing Dolphins’ players Monday.

“I think it’s probably 10 minutes, 15 minutes for each person,” wide receiver Mike Wallace told James Walker of ESPN.com. “So for a big situation like this, I don’t think it’s too much. I don’t think it’s one guy getting interviewed for two hours. I don’t think it’s that bad.

“Ten minutes won’t hurt anybody. Just get it over with, put it behind us, and hopefully we won’t have to come back to it again.”

The Dolphins and Panthers will kickoff at 1:00 pm EST Sunday.

Topics: Jonathan Martin, Miami Dolphins, Mike Wallace, Richie Incognito

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