Miami Dolphins land left tackle in Branden Albert

Miami Dolphins land left tackle in Branden Albert

Shutdown Corner has learned that the Miami Dolphins have made their first big move to solidify their problem offensive line by signing left tackle Branden Albert to a five year contract, a source close to the situation said.

The deal will pay Albert more than $9 million annually.

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Albert was franchised by the Kansas City Chiefs after last season but played out the year on a one-year tender. The Arizona Cardinals were involved with Albert, but when it was clear that Dolphins were the favorites to sign him, they moved their efforts toward signing Jared Veldheer.


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