Jan 4, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tackle Branden Albert (76) during the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Dolphins Already Players In Free Agency

The Miami Dolphins haven’t signed anyone yet.  They haven’t made any offers that we are aware of.  They haven’t hosted any players because they can’t.  What they can do is contact agents of soon to be FA’s.

Last year the Dolphins were the big spenders in free agency landing Brent Grimes and Mike Wallace along with a slew of other free agents.  This time around the team may not add a ‘bunch’ of players but they may land some pretty high-profile ones.   According to the Miami Heralds Adam Beasley the Dolphins have reached out to not just one or two FA’s but to four.

The Dolphins are interested in Branden Albert and Eugene Monroe but they have also reached out to Oakland’s Jared Valdheer and St. Louis’ Rodger Saffold.  According to Beasley the Dolphins new GM, Dennis Hickey, wants to land one of the top left tackles and the sign Saffold to be one of the guards.  It would immediately bolster the left side of the Miami line if they pulled it off.

As many expected the Dolphins are going strong for offensive lineman.   They have no choice but they will need to be careful as well.  The team needs, and needs is an understatement, four new offensive lineman but they can’t keep blinders on.  They are going to have needs at DT as well.  Randy Starks and Paul Soliai are likely talking with their agents about other teams today as well.

The good news is that Miami is recognizing their biggest need and attacking it early.  How much gets done afterwards is really anyone’s guess.

My order of preference would be Eugene Monroe or Jared Valdheer at LT with a slight edge maybe to Valdheer.  Then add Saffold or KC guard Jon Asamoah.  I would then look at some of the other free agents along the line but turn my focus to the defense.

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