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Since every other tackle is, Justice is visiting Miami

Andrew Luck, Winston Justice, Cliff Avril AP

Winston Justice had a reasonably busy week anyway, with visits set up with the Steelers and Browns.

And the Dolphins have had basically every other available tackle in for a look.

So it’s natural that the two get together. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Justice is scheduled to work out for the Dolphins Wednesday.

The more tackles the Dolphins drag in for workouts, the more it seems like they’re trying to squeeze the Chiefs on a deal for Branden Albert. By showing the Chiefs they have options, it keeps them from appearing desperate to make a deal.

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  1. txrngr34 says: Apr 30, 2013 5:18 PM

    I’m 5’10”, about 155…played WR my senior year in the mid-90s. But in one game we were getting blown out in, I played a series at DE…thereby solidifying my ability to play multiple positions.

    Can I try out for an open OT spot?

  2. crossbuckpass says: Apr 30, 2013 5:21 PM

    Tannehill shakes his head and mumbles “we should have just traded for Branden Albert when we had the chance. I’m gonna be runnin’ for my life this season”.

  3. sgtr0c says: Apr 30, 2013 5:22 PM

    There has to be some sort of joke in that he is seeing more travel turn-styles then when Osi used him as one in that Eagle/Gaints game…

  4. slickster35 says: Apr 30, 2013 5:26 PM

    They are desperate. None of those guys can compare to a proven franchise LT in his prime like Albert.

    Miami is going to fail this year because their O-line is terrible. Good luck keeping that immobile QB alive, because Albert is going to cost a lot more than it would have before the draft. The fins have ZERO leverage. The Chiefs will simply keep him this year on the tag, and have one of the best lines in the league.

  5. redislander10 says: Apr 30, 2013 5:30 PM

    I’m pretty sure that all this is doing is making the Dolphins look even more desperate for a tackle! I really don’t see how this is supposed to squeeze the Chiefs into lowering their asking price. Yes, the Dolphins have options to sign a tackle. But it is clear that none of those options are anywhere near as solid as trading for Albert. I have never seen a team go to such extreme measures to try to get another team to lower an asking price for a trade.

  6. nzayir says: Apr 30, 2013 5:35 PM

    Ah it’s going to be funny watching Tannehill run for his life after Martin is knocked over regularly every game.

    Hard to get the ball to Wallace or any other supposed “deep threat” if your offensive line can’t pass protect worth a lick.

  7. FinFan68 says: Apr 30, 2013 5:39 PM

    They are trying to squeeze Winston, not the Chiefs

  8. hehateme2 says: Apr 30, 2013 5:49 PM

    “Good luck keeping that immobile QB alive??”

    Do any of you know what you’re talking about? Tannehill played receiver for a while and is anything but immobile. Why not study some before making incorrect and weak comments.

  9. redislander10 says: Apr 30, 2013 5:54 PM

    They wouldn’t be going to all of this trouble if they were confident in Martin’s ability to play LT effectively. Pretty sure KC’s GM can see right through Ireland’s shenanigans.

  10. Deof Movestofca says: Apr 30, 2013 5:58 PM

    How much of a burning need is OL for the ‘Phins? When they traded up in the 1st, they passed on Johnson and got Jordan instead. Second round pick is used on a CB rather than OT (either by trade or draft choice). They finally get an OT (possible OG) in the third, but only after waiting for him to drop to them. After that, they don’t even double down on OTs. Doesn’t sound like they are all that worried about it after all.
    As for trading for Albert, the ‘Phins would be trading a second or higher draft pick for an extremely overpaid (albeit slightly above average) player only to get nothing back from the deal except maybe a 3rd or lower draft pick when he walks next year and have that much less money to sign players either this year or next (when the excess cap money rolls over). Not a good way to survive in today’s NFL.

  11. tommynatorii says: Apr 30, 2013 5:58 PM

    The comments from some of these people are hilarious!
    So because of ONE PLAYER, an LT, our entire season is RUINED! Tannehill will have no peace, won’t be able to throw one pass alllllll because of ONE PLAYER!
    This is just so funny. Hey, did all of you non Fin fan’s notice that Ryan can run? That he throws very well rolling out?
    Why has Jonathan Martin failed without playing LT an entire season? Why is he soooooo horrible?
    Get real people….

  12. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 30, 2013 6:03 PM

    JUSTICE IS HORRIBLE, just saying

  13. papoose059 says: Apr 30, 2013 6:03 PM

    Long is one of the most overrated players in the league. If you actually watched every snap, Martin was “solid” at the end of the year. Add that to Tannehill being the 2nd highest rated passer (to RG3) when facing pressure and one can assume the Dolphins will be fine. But we’ll see.

  14. miamatt says: Apr 30, 2013 6:04 PM

    slickster35 says:Apr 30, 2013 5:26 PM

    They are desperate. None of those guys can compare to a proven franchise LT in his prime like Albert.

    Miami is going to fail this year because their O-line is terrible. Good luck keeping that immobile QB alive, because Albert is going to cost a lot more than it would have before the draft. The fins have ZERO leverage. The Chiefs will simply keep him this year on the tag, and have one of the best lines in the league.
    __________________________________
    #1 calling Albert a “proven franchise LT” is a bit of a stretch
    #2 Miami’s O-line may need to add a tackle, but in no way is looking “terrible”
    #3 Have you watched Tanehill play even once? He’s hardly immobile- dude ran a 4.65 at the combine and looks it on the field
    #4 Laughable if you think Albert “is going to cost a lot more than it would have before the draft”. The only reason talks happened at all is because the Chiefs put Albert on the trading block. While there are worse fates than holding on to a solid-to-very-good OT, in no way shape or form is that what the Chiefs WANT to do. To the contrary, Miami does hold all the leverage. They showed in the draft they aren’t about to blink and give up a high pick. There are multiple starting-caliber OTs on the FA market. You actually Miami is going to give up a #1, or a #2 plus extras now? Hilarious.
    #5 I don’t even think Miami is interested in Albert, except at a bargain. I agree with the previous poster who said this is really a squeeze on Eric Winston, who would be a workable short-term RT.

  15. Deof Movestofca says: Apr 30, 2013 6:06 PM

    slickster35 says:Apr 30, 2013 5:26 PM

    They are desperate. None of those guys can compare to a proven franchise LT in his prime like Albert.
    ==============================
    Solid? Yes. Proven franchise LT in his prime? Thanks for brightening up my day with that bit of humor. Calling Tannehill “immobile” is another comedic gem as well.

  16. realphinsfan says: Apr 30, 2013 6:07 PM

    LOL What a joke. The Albert deal is dead. They are moving on, because they have options. They aren’t going to trade a future pick for a guy who wants a ton of money when they don’t even know the value of the pick yet.

    A bunch of tackles are looking for a job. We need a tackle. It’s only logical to test the market and see what those who are out there can do.

  17. trojanwarrior007 says: Apr 30, 2013 6:20 PM

    does he still have nightmares of Osi in his head at night?

  18. hehateme2 says: Apr 30, 2013 6:21 PM

    The Chefs have a losing culture. It’s would be a problem signing one of them.

  19. slickster35 says: Apr 30, 2013 6:34 PM

    Yuck it up finfans.

    We’ll see how this thing pans out soon enough. Albert is the best available LT out there by a country mile. Or, you can go on the cheap and bring in one of these other bums. We’ve all seen what happens in that case. LT is important for a reason. BTW, Martin is a joke, but feel free to support that move. They wouldn’t be dragging all these bums in if he had any worth at all other than depth.

    As far as Winston goes, he’s a decent run blocker but is TERRIBLE against the pass rush. Go ask Matt Cassels concussed brain. You not only need a LT but RT as well, and Winston isn’t anyones answer to that.

    As to Tannehill, I’m a BigXII fan, and I’ve seen more of his games than any of you have. Can he run? Yes, when he has to, but he’s a pure pocket passer with limited scrambling ability. You guys drag some of these mentioned bums out there to block the edges and the guy will be injured by week 5.

    Good luck. You’re going to need it in a major way because good teams can’t ignore the O-line like your franchise has this off-season. We’ll see who was right about this in a few months.

  20. Deof Movestofca says: Apr 30, 2013 6:36 PM

    @realphinsfan: I don’t think the deal was truly alive once it became clear that Albert has little to no incentive in re-negotiating after being offered an inflated tender. Sure, Ireland had to do his due dilligence and try to see if he could work something out, but on terms that didn’t overwhelmingly favor Albert. Some Chiefs’ fans, however, act like they are somehow entitled to Ireland trading away the ‘Phins’ future for their team’s benefit.

  21. pantsfreezone says: Apr 30, 2013 6:37 PM

    Do you Chiefs’ fans actually think Ireland (who is shrewd and refuses to overpay for non-star players) is going to overpay for Albert, who doesn’t want to play RT and doesn’t want to play under his current tag number?

    If the Chiefs want to get something from Miami for Albert, they’ll end up with whatever value Jeff and Philbin have assigned to Albert or Miami will simply go another route. They have options such as kicking Jerry out to RT, Will Yeatman is a sleeper, Louis and the rookie Thomas. The line is very good outside of a possible veteran RT with Pouncey, Cog, and Martin as starters.

  22. Deof Movestofca says: Apr 30, 2013 6:48 PM

    slickster35 says:Apr 30, 2013 6:34 PM

    Yuck it up finfans.

    We’ll see how this thing pans out soon enough. Albert is the best available LT out there by a country mile. Or, you can go on the cheap and bring in one of these other bums. We’ve all seen what happens in that case. LT is important for a reason. BTW, Martin is a joke, but feel free to support that move. They wouldn’t be dragging all these bums in if he had any worth at all other than depth.
    ===========================
    1) However better Albert might be, he still isn’t worth his contract on top of throwing away a draft pick.
    2) They might be bums, but Albert still isn’t worth his contract on top of throwing away a draft pick.
    3) Martin played decently at LT last season and should be better this year with experience after bulking up in the offseason, but even if he isn’t, Albert still isn’t worth his contract on top of throwing away a draft pick.
    4) Finally, and most importantly, Albert still isn’t worth his contract on top of throwing away a draft pick.

  23. rroesler2013 says: Apr 30, 2013 7:55 PM

    The Chief fans are all correct. We need to sign Albert immediately and give the Chiefs two future 1st round draft picks. We need a LT now. I know Albert is overpaid, but we need him. I know he has back problems and weight issues, but we need him. I know he may have attitude issues, but we need him. Without him we will not win a game and Tannehill will be killed. We should overlook the fact that the Chiefs don’t want him. They say he is great and that we need him. We should accept that and sign him for whatever he wants. We should remember how valuable he was to the Chiefs and how they won so many games last year with him at LT.

  24. mistermore305 says: Apr 30, 2013 8:10 PM

    Agree with Deof 100%

  25. johnniejupiter says: May 1, 2013 11:15 AM

    If memory serves me correctly, I read that, with the exception of the Patriots game at the end, Martin graded out at LT BETTER than Jake Long in the first three games he played there when Long when down. Notwithstanding that, what on earth is the point of Chiefs fans trying to sell us on Albert? Not like any of us have pull on decisions with the FO. Even if we did, I feel pretty safe in saying NONE of us want their leftovers. There is a really good reason why KC was signing Miami free agents. Our garbage stinks less than yours.

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