The one thing the Miami Dolphins have when it comes to making a decision over which tackle to make an offer to.
Right now, it would appear that the Dolphins, who are in desperate need of depth and a potential starters on the offensive line, are trying to decide if former Jacksonville Jaguar and Baltimore Ravens tackle Eugene Monroe would be a good fit for the franchise.
The Dolphins may also have interest in Kansas City Chiefs tackle Branden Albert, who tried to work a trade before the 2013 NFL Draft to become a member of the Dolphins.
According to Chris Wesseling of NFL.com, the Baltimore Ravens have announced that Monroe will more than likely become a free agent on March 11.
Teams are allowed to begin negotiating with players’ agents over this weekend and official signing can begin Tuesday at the stroke of midnight. Matt Zenitz of the Carroll County Times reports, via two sources close to the situation, that Monroe is "likely to leave" the Ravens in free agency.
Monroe has been seeking $10 million annually, per Zenitz, whereas the Ravens have been offering $8 million to $9 million.
Wesseling said once Monroe hits the open market, the Dolphins are expected to be waiting with a tempting offer. The 26-year-old is reportedly new general manager Dennis Hickey's first choice to initiate a rebuilding process on Miami's tattered offensive line.
Monroe was the first pick of the Jaguars in 2009 by first-year general manager Gene Smith. He played four seasons for the team and was traded in the early part of 2013 to Baltimore after the team made Luke Joeckel the first pick in the 2013 Draft. Monroe has not re-signed with the Ravens, who had serious issues along their offensive line all season long.
On Saturday, the team began reaching out to Raiders left tackle Jared Veldheer and versatile Rams offensive lineman Rodger Saffold, in addition to Monroe, reports the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson and Adam Beasley.