Originally written April 22, 2013 on AFC East Daily:
BY NICK ST. DENISThe Miami Dolphins have yet to secure a replacement for left tackle Jake Long, who was lost to free agency. So with the 2013 NFL Draft looming a few days ahead, talk has heated up regarding how the team will fill that void.If somehow the Dolphins get through this week without a new projected starter, they could continue to try and develop second-year tackle Jonathan Martin, who moved from right to left last year in spelling the injured Long.But according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, "That's not what the team wants." (photo: photo-gator, Flickr)Miami is interested in trading for veteran tackle Branden Albert of the Kansas City Chiefs, but Albert's asking price is reportedly too steep for a team that wouldn't pay the same to one of its own.The Dolphins' other out-of-house option is the draft, where a trio of "elite" tackles in Luke Joeckel, Eric Fisher and Lane Johnson are projected to go early. The Fins, at No. 12 overa...
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