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Albert has been rehabbing from a torn ACL and MCL sustained last November against Detroit. He had signed a five-year, $46 million contract the previous March and had been performing particularly well before going down.
"It's been a long rehab and he's really attacked it every day," Hickey told SiriusXM NFL Radio, adding that there was a "reasonable explanation" that he would be ready for Week 1. "We really like his progress. He's out there with his team working out. We're really encouraged by what we're seeing with him."
Ja'Wuan Williams was forced to move to left tackle following the Albert injury in 2014. But he struggled at that position and is expected to move to his more familiar right tackle spot this year.
Now they want him to earn it. And he has been made aware of that.
"I challenged Ndamukong," said vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum on 640 AM. "I talked to him. We have a lot of young players not only on the defensive line but on our team. If we were sitting here in 10 years and Jordan Phillips is talking about hopefully the career he is having, I'd love for him to say that in his formative years Ndamukong Suh impacted him.
"A lot of resources are going to Ndamukong. We're not hiding that. In a cap system players who take up a big part of your cap have to do more than just play well."
Suh has already raised a few eyebrows by his absence. He showed up for the first day of voluntary workouts but has been away from the team since, claiming he has opted to work with his personal trainer. But fellow Dolphins lineman A.J. Francis isn't complaining.
"He's the best d-lineman in the league so if we wants to train somewhere else that's his prerogative," Francis said. "And nobody can tell him otherwise."
Tannehill peaked in 2014, throwing for a career-high 4,045 yards and 27 touchdowns with just 12 interceptions.
"He is an ascending talent, a team leader and he checks all of the boxes you are looking for at the position," said Miami executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum.
Added general manager Dennis Hickey: "He's a proven quarterback in this league that combines skillset with work ethic, passion, toughness, and a team-first mentality."
The Dolphins had already exercised their fifth-year option on Tannehill's rookie deal, but their latest move adds at least four more years to his time in Miami.
That's the word from general manager Dennis Hickey.
"We want to be measured and stick to our plan," Hickey told Fox Sports. "It's an extensive rehab, but it's going well and he's on track for the opening game."
Albert was sidelined for the last seven games of the 2014 season after rupturing the ACL and MCL in his right knee.
Simply landing a roster spot for rookie guard and fourth-round pick
Since Joe Philbin took over the reins four years ago, only quarterback Ryan Tannehill and offensive tackles Jonathan Martin and Ja'Wuan James have started in Week 1 as rookies. None were picked lower than the second round. But Douglas remains eager and undeterred.
"There's definitely a sense of urgency," he told ESPN. "...I want to contribute to this team as much as possible and help this team win games."
Douglas was a full-time starter at Arizona State in each of his last three seasons.
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