November 17, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tackle Branden Albert (76) blocks during the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency 2014: Miami Dolphins reach agreement with Branden Albert

The Miami Dolphins were one of the first teams to make a splash as the NFL Free Agency period opened up on Tuesday as they reached an agreement with former Kansas City Chiefs’ offensive tackle Branden Albert on a five-year deal.

Albert was one of the more coveted free agent offensive linemen on the market this year, and the Dolphins wasted no time in breaking the back to make sure that they acquired his services.

Miami was definitely in need of landing an offensive tackle after what happened last season with veteran Bryant McKinnie. The team signed McKinnie thinking he could be the answer up front, which ultimately didn’t turn out to be the case as he was a shell of his former self.

Now, Albert will be tasked with being the anchor of the offense up front, which is in dire need of a rebuild.

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  • Johnny

    I just hope Monroe was not an option.. Then Albert was a must… Would have kept Jake Long we wouldnt have to do this… Both drafted in 08 with Long being the. #1 pick.. So both have age and injuries… Hope it works out… Can’t get worse..

  • Johnny

    Atleast we got younger at DT with Mitchell.. Only 26 and very athletic, led all NTs with 48 tackles last year… Little wet behind the ears, since he only started last year for the first time… But he’s young and athletic and will fit this teams NEED, since we lost both Soliai and Starks… Was hoping to keep Soliai, and the Phins made a last ditch effort to keep him, he’s gone… Can’t blame him.. He already gave the Phins a home discount the last 2 years… He followed the money.. (In which he’s worth)

  • Johnny

    AND… I really hope that Albert contract is BACK-ENDED.. 30yrs old and a 5yr contract??? I’m sure Dawn Aponte did he thing again… (Just like Grimes)…
    Now we need some Guards, RT, DT, and maybe a CB… Rest in draft..

  • Johnny

    I believe Alberts hit towards the Cap is only around 4.5 million… Time to spend!!!! Guards are flying off the board.. Not much left…