For the second year in a row, the Miami Dolphins are big players in free agency. After signing Dannell Ellerbe, Mike Wallace and Brandon Gibson last season, the boys from South Beach attempted to shore up their offensive line. According to multiple reports, Brandon Albert has agreed to a contract that pays him $46 million over five years, with $25 million guaranteed.
The contract give Albert an average salary of about $10 million per season and the hope is that he will anchor a line that gave up the most sacks in the NFL last season. The other hope from the Dolphins with this signing has to be in that bringing in Albert will help the club get past the whole Richie Incognito/Jonathan Martin debacle.
With Albert, Eugene Monroe, Roger Saffold, Jared Veldheer and others all getting mega-deals, Bengals offensive tackle Anthony Collins is on deck. He likely won't be in the same salary ballpark as those big names, but could be slightly below in the $6-$7 million per year range.
Rumblings on the interest for Collins were loud the past few days around the NFL, but have quieted a little bit since the onset of free agency. It's likely that Collins' camp was using those as barometers for his asking price.