For the second year in a row, the Dolphins have plenty of cap space and are looking to spend it by signing a few marquee free agents.
They have also signed safety Louis Delmas to a one-year deal worth up to $3.5 million, according to ESPN's James Walker.
Delmas was available to sign before the free-agency deadline because he had been cut by the Detroit Lions.
With those two moves and the re-signing of Brent Grimes, the Dolphins have gotten off to a great start to free agency.
But there's also no doubt that they still have plenty of work left to do.
General manager Dennis Hickey has a clear plan in place that he is trying to execute this offseason. He has executed it thus far to perfection, but sometimes things don't always go according to plan and you need to have a fallback option.
Much like Hickey has likely done, I have created a fallback plan for the Dolphins in case their pursuit of some of their top free-agent targets don't work out.
Bringing in Albert was a huge and much-needed step for the Dolphins to open free agency. He is one of the top left tackles on the market and was clearly a high priority for Miami.
With that said, there are still three other holes on the offensive line that need to be fixed.
Adam Beasley and Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported on Sunday that along with Albert, Rodger Saffold was a top target of the Dolphins.
However, as time progresses, Saffold coming to Miami appears to be less and less likely, as Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald points out.
If Saffold is out of the picture, the Dolphins should turn their attention to right tackle Austin Howard. The 6'7", 333-pound Howard hasn't missed a game over the past two seasons for the New York Jets and is just 26 years old.
According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, Howard is still negotiating with the Jets but is also drawing interest from other teams as well.
Another solid option could be Zach Strief of the New Orleans Saints, who has been a starter at both guard and tackle over the past eight seasons.
It appears the Dolphins are already on their fallback plan at this position, with Paul Soliai and Randy Starks both likely to leave Miami, via Adam Beasley and Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
This means that Plan B of the defensive tackle position is already in place and there are plenty of ways that the Dolphins can go with it.
If they are willing to spend some money, they can go after Linval Joseph, who is one of the best defensive tackles on the market.
The 25-year-old has spent his first four seasons with the New York Giants and is capable of being even better than Soliai and Starks.
Earl Mitchell, who was released by the Houston Texans on Monday, could also be a great option for Miami.
In fact, the Dolphins have already shown interest in the 26-year-old, according to ESPN's Tania Ganguli.
The NFL offseason is in full swing, and there will likely be plenty of big news coming over the next few weeks.
The Dolphins have already made a couple of big splashes, and it seems very likely that they will continue to make big moves as Hickey tries to get the team back into the playoffs in 2014.