The new Dolphins offensive line will take time to gel

With the offensive line easily being the weakest link on the team last year, General Manager Dennis Hickey and the Miami Dolphins’ front office had to completely rebuild the offensive line this off-season. They did that by signing left tackle Branden Albert, guard Shelley Smith, tackle Jason Fox, and guard Daryn Colledge, and drafting right tackle Ja’Wuan James and guard Billy...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is it really fair to say the Dolphins are a bottom 5 team ?

The Miami Dolphins have updated their roster to reflect a commitment to winning the past couple of off seasons. Fancy signings such as Mike Wallace a year ago have given way to much needed improvements upfront on the offensive line and tweaking the Dolphins defensive secondary. This year, with the addition of Pro Bowl left tackle Branden Albert, the Dolphins ensured blindside protection...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Happy 4th of July!! Eagles place high in’s rankings of offensive linemen…

I hope you Americans and Canadians are enjoying your weekend Independence Day celebrations, albeit just a few days apart…To our British Empire friends, no hard feelings or regrets. Maybe King George should have worked out a deal? I guess we’ll never know… It seems like a good time to check out’s latest rankings of the Top 10 offensive tackles in the league, especially...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins' Ju'Wuan James Signs Rookie Contract

The Miami Dolphins have announced they have signed their first round draft pick, Ju’Wuan James to a four year deal. The information was released on the team’s website. James was the 19th player taken in the NFL Draft last month. He is expected to be the starting right tackle when the team opens the season at home against the Patriots.The Dolphins will start two new tackles this...
Via Football Nation
19 days ago  |  Discuss

What should Dolphins fans expect of Ju’wuan James ?

In early May, the Miami Dolphins went after a virtually unknown (to most draft pundits) tackle to shore up their right tackle position with the selection of Ja’wuan James. Surely, this was the name Dolphins rejoiced to after he was selected. I’m sure that South Beach was in such a frenzy that they put down their phones and quickly jumped on Twitter to celebrate, leaving the...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins preparing for unexpected training camp battle

Heading into training camp, it looks like one of the biggest position battles is going to be an unexpected one – the one that is going to take place at the guard position. The Miami Dolphins drafted Dallas Thomas last year and he was nothing but a bust. He couldn’t find a home on the offensive line despite basically being moved around to every position. He couldn’t hold his...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Even a little improvement to the Fins OLine can make a big difference in 2014

Football is a game won in the trenches, on the offensive side the Dolphins were rarely unable to win that battle. The Bucs, both Bills, the Jets, and the Ravens games are all great examples in which the Dolphins were dominated on the line. Take away one or two sacks in each game and the Dolphins could have potentially won these games. But instead of looking at the “What If’s”...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Branden Albert named top-10 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins: The Good, Bad & Ugly Heading Into 2014

The Miami Dolphins did in 2014 what it did in 2013 – it re-built its football team.After spending over $140 million on players who were productive, but did not get the team to the playoffs (where the missed the post season by one game), the ‘Fins revamped its management and coaching staff and made wholesale changes on offense and strengthened the defense.Offensive Tackle Branden...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The draft is done, what now for the Dolphins ?

The draft is over and the season still months away, where do the Dolphins stand now.  What is the opinion today about the management after an interesting off-season?  The free agent period left the fan-base with a feeling of confidence and hope.  The re-signing of Brent Grimes, Pro Bowl corner demonstrated the ability to keep great players in house.  Along with the re-signing...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins | Best & Worst Case Scenario for Round 1 of the NFL Draft

Anyone following the Dolphins are aware the Dolphins will need to dip into the offensive line early and often. Even with the addition of Branden Albert the Fins have some serious needs all along the line. This will be Ryan Tannehill’s 3rd and most important year in the league during his young career and it will be vital for Miami to get him time and protection in the pocket. Best...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Is General Manager John Dorsey Keeping the Chiefs from Success?

With all the players that the Kansas City Chiefs have lost this off season, it’s easy to see why many fans are discouraged with the current direction of the team. However, has general manager John Dorsey done anything that deserves criticism?Let us take a look at the players who the Kansas City Chiefs have lost in free agency to date: Branden Albert, Tackle; Jon Asamoa, Guard;...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The dreaded film of the 58 sacks the Dolphins allowed last season

Last Thursday we highlighted General Manager Dennis Hickey’s progress report after 24 hours of free agency. The feedback was nothing but positive after Hickey impressed with his first day moves in free agency, highlighted by the notable long term deal handed out to Pro Bowl left tackle Branden Albert. It’s been a week now since Hickey attacked that first day of free agency. The...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

What Branden Albert can bring to the Dolphins

With the signing of left tackle Branden Albert, the Miami Dolphin’s offensive line has immediately improved. They have gained a superior pass blocking tackle to protect Ryan Tannehill’s blind side, which is something that he is very happy about, considering he was the most sacked quarterback in the NFL last season. With this signing though, the Dolphins will need to continue...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Branden Albert signs with Dolphins

In what may be the worst kept secret of the "legal tampering" period over the weekend, offensive tackle Branden Albert and the Miami Dolphins were negotiating and said to be close on a deal. Today, that deal came to fruition as NFL free agency opened. The Miami Dolphins have a left tackle. In an offseason that will see the franchise completely rebuild their offensive line...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Dolphins & Former Chiefs OT Branden Albert Agree to Terms

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that former Chiefs OT Branden Albert has reached an agreement with the Miami Dolphins on a 5-year $46 million deal, with $25 million guaranteed. This news does not come as a surprise, as the Dolphins pursued Albert right from the start of the so-called “legal tampering” period beginning March 8th. Albert, 29, will protect the blindside of young...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins make it official and sign Branden Albert

Dolphins make it official and sign Branden Albert From @espn Branden Albert’s deal with the #Dolphins is 5 years, $45 million. $9 million per season. Pending a physical. Albert’s deal is worth a reported $25 million guaranteed, per ESPN. Former Chiefs OT Branden Albert reached agreement on a 5-yr, $46M deal including $25M GTD with the Miami Dolphins. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Branden Albert and Miami Dolphins agree to deal

The feeding frenzy known as NFL free agency is about to kick off later today but there are already reports that offensive tackle Branden Albert will sign with the Miami Dolphins. Albert is one of the top players available on the open market and would help a Dolphins offensive line that is undergoing an overhaul. According to CBS NFL insider Jason LaCanfora, the deal is already...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Branden Albert spoils surprise of signing with Miami through his twitter

Heading into the 2014 off-season there was no bigger hole left to be filled than that of the left tackle position. Since Jake Long left a big void in the offensive line it was critical the Dolphins found a veteran proven tackle who can help protect Ryan Tannehill. The #Dolphins deal with LT Branden Albert is not 100% done. But “almost” done (unofficially, of course). He’ll...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins “unofficially” sign Branden Albert to help offensive line woes

Heading into the 2014 off-season there was no bigger hole left to be filled than that of the left tackle position. Since Jake Long left a big void in the offensive line it was critical the Dolphins found a veteran proven tackle who can help protect Ryan Tannehill. The #Dolphins deal with LT Branden Albert is not 100% done. But “almost” done (unofficially, of course). He’ll...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Deal between the Dolphins and Branden Albert is almost done

According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald,  a deal between the Dolphins and Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert is almost done. The #Dolphins deal with LT Branden Albert is not 100% done. But "almost" done (unofficially, of course). He'll be a Dolphin. — Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) March 10, 2014 The Chiefs probably could have gotten a third round...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins rumors: Miami look to be busy in free agency, target Albert and Byrd.

The Miami Dolphins have a projected $35 Million in salary cap space and that's a lot to play with for a team that should have made the playoffs in 2013. The Dolphins seem to be wasting no time trying to spend that money even though the market does not officially open until 4pm E.T on Tuesday.Reports suggest that Chiefs tackle Branden Albert has been strongly linked to the Dolphins...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins reportedly close to signing OT Branden Albert

The Miami Dolphins are reportedly closing in on free-agent offensive tackle Branden Albert, who could sign as early as Tuesday. Pro Football Talk reported Sunday "all signs currently point to Albert signing with the Dolphins not long after the market officially opens on Tuesday." Miami heads into free agency with only one offensive line starter -- center Mike Pouncey -...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Branden Albert could sign with Dolphins on Tuesday

Last year the Miami Dolphins almost made a trade to acquire offensive tackle Branden Albert from the Kansas City Chiefs, and now the Albert-Dolphins relationship may actually happen. According to Pro Football Talk, a league source is reporting that Albert, an unrestricted free agent could sign with Miami as early as Tuesday. It would be […]
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

All signs point to Branden Albert signing with the Dolphins

Last year, the Dolphins nearly traded for Chiefs tackle Branden Albert. This year, they need only to make a deal with Albert himself. Per a league source, all signs currently point to Albert signing with the Dolphins not long after the market officially opens on Tuesday. Albert instantly would be installed as the left tackle in Miami, succeeding Bryant McKinnie. Who replaced...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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