User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Albert, Mitchell reach deals with Miami

MIAMI (AP) - With the Miami Dolphins desperate to rebuild their troubled offensive line, Branden Albert will provide a 316-pound cornerstone.

Advertisement
The Pro Bowl left tackle agreed to terms on a five-year contract worth more than $45 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday.

Former Houston Texans defensive tackle Earl Mitchell agreed to terms on a $16 million, four-year deal with Miami, the person said. Both deals will be completed pending physicals.

The person confirmed the agreements to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team hadn't made an announcement. The deals were part of a busy first day of free agency for new Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey.

Albert, a first-round draft pick by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008, started 83 games for them in the past six seasons. He'll move into the position played at the start of last season by Jonathan Martin, who left the Dolphins in October and alleged he was harassed persistently by teammates.

The bullying scandal that then unfolded sabotaged Miami's season.

Guards Richie Incognito and John Jerry, both implicated in the scandal, are among the Dolphins who became free agents Tuesday. Neither is expected back in Miami.

Albert has a home in South Florida, and the Dolphins tried to swing a trade for him a year ago. Instead the Chiefs used the franchise tag on Albert and paid him more than $9.8 million, and he helped them reach the playoffs.

Meanwhile, Martin was a bust at left tackle for the Dolphins, who gave up a franchise-record 58 sacks and finished 8-8.

Albert will be reunited with new Dolphins assistant offensive line coach Jack Bicknell, who coached for the Chiefs in 2012.

Mitchell, a third-round pick by Houston in 2010, became a starter last year. He'll help replace defensive tackles Paul Soliai and Randy Starks, both free agents.

Soliai agreed to terms Tuesday with the Atlanta Falcons.

The Dolphins remain in the help for more offensive line help, and they're shopping for a tight end.

---

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL

---

Follow Steven Wine on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Steve-Wine

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2016
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Rogers: MNF - Falcons at Saints
Roberts: Books roll in Week 3
DiNitto: Opening Line Report - Week 4
Dobish: Betting Recap - Week 3
Carroll: Russell Wilson has MCL sprain
Wentz, D have Eagles off to 3-0 start
Belichick still mum about QB injuries
Redskins' DeAngelo Hall out for season
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NFL Pro Football Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NFL Hot Streaks
5-0 L5 G-Plays, 15-3 L3 Sundays
10-0 G-Play Run, 25-14 Overall TY
3-0 Sunday, 5-0 Over/Unders TY
3-1 Sun., 9-2 L3 Sundays
5-1 L6 G-Plays, 16-6 L22 Picks
9-2 Record L2 NFL Sundays
3-0 Guarantees, 11-5 This Season
9-2 L11 G-Plays, 3-1 Mondays TY
5-1 Totals TY, 5-2 L7 Guarantees
9-2 Guarantees, 13-6 Overall TY
7-1 L8 G-Plays, 19-10 L29 Picks
9-2 L11 Guaranteed Plays
7-3 Record Last 2 Sundays
3-0 G-Plays, 13-7 L3 Sundays
6-2 L8 G-Plays, 20-11 L31 Picks
6-3 NFL Picks Sunday
NFL Pro Football Expert Picks - Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints
2016 NFL SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Chip Chirimbes + 1057
Pat Hawkins + 1005
ASA + 691
Last Week's Leaders
Handicapper Money
The Gold Sheet + 500
Kevin Rogers + 375
ASA + 356
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Andy Iskoe 69 %
Scott Pritchard 68 %
Chip Chirimbes 67 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Pat Hawkins + 1085
Scott Pritchard + 675
ASA + 481
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 645
Paul Bovi + 500
Stephen Nover + 390
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kevin Rogers + 760
Andy Iskoe + 492
Gary Bart + 404
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership