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Dolphins “very much like” Eugene Monroe, and Branden Albert

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Perhaps you’ve heard a little something about this in recent weeks, but the Dolphins might need a little help on the offensive line.

And they’re apparently interested in beginning the makeover with a high-priced tackle.

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins “very much like” Ravens free agent Eugene Monroe, as well as having interest in Chiefs free agent Branden Albert.

The goal is to land one or the other in free agency, to begin the rebuild of a line left in shambles after the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin mess (as if it wasn’t a bit of a mess to begin with).

Of course, the Ravens are eager to keep the 26-year-old Monroe after trading for him last year, and there are mixed signals about the Chiefs’ interest in hanging onto Albert.

The Cardinals and Buccaneers are also expected to be heavily involved in the tackle market, and the Panthers certainly have a need there with the retirement of Jordan Gross.

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30 Responses to “Dolphins “very much like” Eugene Monroe, and Branden Albert”
  1. PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says: Feb 26, 2014 9:16 AM

    And thus begins the narrative that the Dolphins are a failure if they don’t land one of those guys. You can see it coming a mile away.

  2. gsb333 says: Feb 26, 2014 9:28 AM

    I guess this means, RT and 2 guards in the draft.

  3. getyourownname says: Feb 26, 2014 9:34 AM

    You mean they didn’t like the last LT they got from the Ravens?

  4. txfinfan says: Feb 26, 2014 9:36 AM

    Zack Martin rd 1, RB rd2, OT/OG rds 3/4

  5. ravensdominate says: Feb 26, 2014 9:42 AM

    Miami Dolphins Strategy: try and acquire players and personnel from the Baltimore Ravens.

  6. gojags says: Feb 26, 2014 9:53 AM

    I don’t think Ravens would let Monroe walk away after giving 4th and 5th to the Jags for half a season. They might be looking for atleast a 4th. I think the fins are trying to jack up the Monroe’s price.

    Monroe is a good player but not a great top 10 tackle. he will have some lapse here in there in some games. Top tackles will not have that. They are consistently good.

  7. kcrobert10 says: Feb 26, 2014 9:59 AM

    Didn’t they have a lt that wanted big money leave like a yr ago. Wow…

  8. thebrownswillalwaysloose says: Feb 26, 2014 10:06 AM

    Here we go! You know I always looked down on teams who have to overpay and steel other players that good drafting teams got because their organization can’t draft well (Dolphins, Raiders, Browns, Jag’s, etc.) but this is a new low! Going after other teams players cause your sorry coaches can’t maintain a respectful, credible locker-room.
    The Dolphins are truly pathetic!

  9. donschmidt72 says: Feb 26, 2014 10:08 AM

    Larry, Curly and Moe would be an improvement on the Dolphins line and that line would still suck atleast they would be entertaining!!

  10. crownofthehelmet says: Feb 26, 2014 10:10 AM

    Makes sense, they also thought Wallace was worth top $.

  11. xpensivewinos says: Feb 26, 2014 10:17 AM

    And thus begins the narrative that the Dolphins are a failure if they don’t land one of those guys. You can see it coming a mile away
    ——————————————————–
    Based on what criteria, on any level, are the Miami Dolphins successful?

    They are the definition of “failure.”

  12. biznasty85 says: Feb 26, 2014 10:18 AM

    After the issues they just dealt with, with Martin and Incognito…how could they not be!? Good way to distance themselves from the disfunction that keeps showing up, if they manage to sign him

  13. baltimoresnativeson says: Feb 26, 2014 10:29 AM

    The Browns and Dolphins try so desperately to be like the Ravens it sickens me.

  14. Coach John Harbaugh says: Feb 26, 2014 10:30 AM

    the dolphins also liked eric decosta. monroe wont play for another perennial LOSER

  15. scmems07 says: Feb 26, 2014 10:39 AM

    thebrownswillalwaysloose says:

    Here we go! You know I always looked down on teams who have to overpay and steel other players that good drafting teams got because their organization can’t draft well (Dolphins, Raiders, Browns, Jag’s, etc.) but this is a new low! Going after other teams players cause your sorry coaches can’t maintain a respectful, credible locker-room.
    The Dolphins are truly pathetic
    ——

    So the ravens drafted Monroe? And these players are free agents so how is that stealing? I can’t believe other teams sunk so low that they would go and trade for players like the Broncos traded for elway, packers trading for farve, chiefs trading for Montana, the Steelers trading for bettis….those teams were terrible.

  16. shakespeare22 says: Feb 26, 2014 10:49 AM

    Thebrownswillalwayslose – is the sky blue in your world? I’m sure whatever sorry team you root for has signed a few free agents over the past several years. There is nothing better than strengthening your team while weakening another team. Especially if the other team is in your division or conference. Do you understand how the NFL works?

  17. ajgreenhof says: Feb 26, 2014 10:53 AM

    They are the Dolphins first and second options. So they will probably end up with Khalif Barnes.

  18. iammrbinky says: Feb 26, 2014 11:13 AM

    They spent a boatload of money last year and still sucked. They still have a lot of money this year left over. What makes anyone think they’ll use it wisely?

  19. mmsierra says: Feb 26, 2014 11:16 AM

    What NFL OT would pass at the chance to play on the same line with Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey??

    WHAT an Opportunity !!

  20. vaphinfan says: Feb 26, 2014 11:46 AM

    Monroe would be a good addition to the Oline. Then the phins could pick up the best G in the draft with the 19th pick and hopefully that would be a solid start to an Oline. I’d imagine it to be hard to improve on every postion on the Oline in one season but they do have a lot of cap space……for this season.

  21. finsphan says: Feb 26, 2014 11:48 AM

    mmsierra says:

    What NFL OT would pass at the chance to play on the same line with Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey??

    WHAT an Opportunity
    ——-

    Wth are you talking about? If your going to troll at least get your facts right. Incognito will not be on that o-line genius.

  22. jcampol says: Feb 26, 2014 12:09 PM

    thebrownswillalwaysloose says:

    Here we go! You know I always looked down on teams who have to overpay and steel other players that good drafting teams got because their organization can’t draft well

    I’m tried to avoid name calling but you are an idiot! First off you do realize that the Ravens acquired Monroe from the Jags last year in a trade right? So no one is stealing from their draft pool. Not to mention these are free agents so they are free to go wherever they choose.
    I’m also going to go out on a limb and say you are a Ravens fan? Do you not remember”stealing” Elvis Dumervil last year? If you want to talk about other teams going out and stealing good players from other teams that and only that is the example I would use when making that point

  23. deathonwings410 says: Feb 26, 2014 12:18 PM

    Didn’t the Dolphins learn their lesson last year about being the offseason (paper) champions?

  24. opneon says: Feb 26, 2014 12:54 PM

    “Stealing” may not have been the best word to use – but what is this obsession by the Browns and Dolphins to obtain Ravens free-agents?
    Once in a while an Anqun Boldin may do better with another team, but most are flops after leaving B’more (especially all the defensive players who looked great beside Ray Lewis, because HE made them better).
    The first thing they need is stability, so firing coaches after one year and trying to buy a championship does not work.
    ACT like Ozzie instead of getting his left-overs. And even he doesn’t make the best moves, but he’s consistent.

  25. finsphan says: Feb 26, 2014 12:58 PM

    Monroe, z.Martin, m pouncy would be a hell of a start to rebuilding that o line, would be amazing if cyrus k from ala would drop to the 2nd rd and they could pick him up to play RT, wishful thinking though, they could find a good RT in the mid rd and have d.Thomas, Brenner or Watkins battle for that RG spot. Maybe this bully gate is the best thing that happened to the dolphins. I know one thing, Ireland is not there to butcher the picks. Hickey is off to a good start with phins fans by saying a good team starts on the lines, he helped bring a lot of talent to TB, we’ll see. I still believe if they protect tannehill he is a top 10 qb, has shown a lot despite a terrible o line

  26. finsphan says: Feb 26, 2014 1:39 PM

    The dolphins signed mckinnie because he was the best available, how does signing one player put out the perception that the dolphins are obsessed with ravens players?

  27. jcampol says: Feb 26, 2014 1:42 PM

    How exactly are the Dolphins “obsessed” with Ravens free agents? Dannell Ellerbe is the only one I can think of in recent years. I would merely call that a free agent pick up,not being obsessed with the Ravens leftovers. McKinnie was an available veteran LT in a time of need that was sitting on the bench. Again not really seeing much obsession here especially considering he wasn’t a Raven draft pick or starter.
    Players like Ray Lewis come around once a lifetime be happy you had him when you did. Sounds to me like you think someone like that is going to land in your lap again. It wont be that way again for a long time my friend.

  28. djscottyb says: Feb 26, 2014 2:41 PM

    So are the Ravens “obsessed” with signing former Raiders??? Last year it was S Michael Huff and LB Rolando McClain. Before that was CB Chris Johnson, Fabian Washington and more.

    Or maybe its former Broncos like Shannon Sharpe, Domonique Foxworth, Ryan McBean, Elvis Dumervil, Brandon Stokley or RB Mike Anderson.

    Talk about obsessed with another certain team’s players…

  29. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Feb 26, 2014 3:12 PM

    An OL-desperate team hyping available former first round OLs.

    In other news, liquid nitrogen is pretty cold.

  30. SmashMouthFootball says: Feb 26, 2014 4:40 PM

    Crazy high salaries, sun, warm winters, beaches, nightlife – to take 6 months off and work only 16 games a year? Who of us wouldn’t want to go?

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