The Miami Dolphins have plugged a big hole on the offensive line with the team’s first big free agent signing this year, left tackle Branden Albert, according to NFL.com.
The worst kept secret in the National Football League ahead of the official start of free agency seems to be the Miami Dolphins will address one of the holes on the offensive line by signing left tackle Branden Albert Tuesday evening.
The Miami Dolphins have holes all along the offensive line, but it appears that the most important position on the line may be filled when free agency kicks off at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Going into the new season, the Miami Dolphins are going to need major help on the offensive.
If the Miami Dolphins do in fact covet left tackle Eugene Monroe as reports have suggested, it’s going to cost the team at least $10 million per season to get him.
The Miami Dolphins need a lot of help along the offensive line and the first chance to address that need is free agency. While players can’t officially sign until March 11, teams can contact free agents starting Saturday.
With Monday’s franchise tag deadline now passed, the Miami Dolphins can get a much better look at the players it can target in unrestricted free agency, which opens up next week.
The Miami Dolphins are looking to make a splash at left tackle in free agency to allow them to use the draft and other money to fill in the rest of the offensive line. The Fins have been linked to Branden Albert already and now comes word the Fins also “very much like” Eugene Monroe, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
Every team in the National Football League knows the Miami Dolphins will be looking for a lot of help along the offensive line during free agency. The Fins reportedly are targeting a player the team nearly acquired last year, left tackle Branden Albert.
In 2002, the Houston Texans made quarterback David Carr the number one overall pick in the NFL Draft. Carr came to Houston ready to start with the new franchise. Instead, he spent his first year running for his life. The Dolphins are in danger of repeating history with quarterback Ryan Tannehill.