The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens have maintained "active dialogue" with free agent LT Eugene Monroe, and "there's now optimism" Baltimore will retain him.
There is "increased hope from both sides" that a deal will be consummated, per Ravens beat reporter Aaron Wilson. With Arizona zeroing in on Jared Veldheer and Miami essentially having already locked up Branden Albert, Monroe seems destined to stay in Baltimore. There is now belief the Bucs will sign Rodger Saffold or Anthony Collins. The Raiders are in serious talks with Saffold.
The Miami Herald seconds a Profootballtalk report that free agent LT Branden Albert is expected to become a Dolphin on Tuesday.
Teams had all weekend plus Monday to negotiate with agents. The Dolphins and Albert appear to have reached a contract agreement, and he can formally sign on the dotted line Tuesday at 1PM ET. The Fins have been trying to land Albert since before last April's NFL draft, but couldn't agree to trade compensation with the Chiefs. He spent all of 2013 wearing Kansas City's franchise tag.