The Pro Bowl left tackle has agreed to 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 a $16 million, four-year deal with Miami, the person said. Both deals are 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.
“I am now a Miami Dolphin,” Albert tweeted Tuesday night. “PhinsUp. Welcoming me with open arms… It’s time to work.”
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 Martin, who left the Dolphins in October.
The bullying scandal that then unfolded sabotaged Miami’s season. Guards Richie Incognito and John Jerry, both implicated in the case, are among the Dolphins who became free agents Tuesday. Neither is expected back with Miami.
Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey is the lone offensive lineman involved in the scandal who remains on the roster.
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.
Albert tweeted that his move to Miami was “bittersweet.”