Will Branden Albert become the next left tackle for the Miami Dolphins? That’s the question that is officially on the clock for Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland as the NFL Draft approaches on Thursday.
The Miami Dolphins offensive line took an expected hit Monday morning when left tackle Jake Long left the team as a free agent and signed with the St. Louis Rams, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
The Miami Dolphins continued the free agent signing bonanza Friday by securing the services of wide receiver Brandon Gibson.
Free agent left tackle Jake Long spent three days with the St. Louis Rams, but left Friday without a contract the Long team felt was good enough, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero.
The Miami Dolphins have addressed several of the team’s needs in free agency, but there are still holes on the roster that will have to be filled either through free agency or the 2013 NFL Draft.
It’s a line you can repeat almost every season, the Miami Dolphins have question marks on the offensive line this year. With the likely exodus of left tackle Jake Long, the Fins need to address the offensive line again either in free agency or the NFL Draft.
The Miami Dolphins applied the franchise tag to defensive tackle Randy Starks Monday ahead of the 4 p.m. deadline to decide on franchising players, according to NFL.com.
Miami Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland will use the team’s franchise tag on a player this season, but hasn’t said who it will be, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
The Miami Dolphins roster has several holes in it, but none are bigger than the need for an impact, game-breaking wide receiver. While the Dolphins may want to build through the draft, free agency may be the best option for the Fins to make significant improvements.
As the Miami Dolphins look to build a roster to win consistently in the NFL, one thing the Dolphins have plenty of this offseason is salary cap space.