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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs have had ongoing discussions with Branden Albert while also giving the Miami Dolphins permission to speak with representatives of the left tackle.
General manager John Dorsey said Friday that the Chiefs haven't talked to the Dolphins the last couple days, and he has not given the Dolphins permission to do any medical examinations on Albert that would indicate a trade is imminent.
The Chiefs are reportedly seeking a second-round pick for Albert, who received the franchise tag from the team and has already signed a contract that will pay him about 9.3 million.
"All along, I've said I will try to explore every opportunity," Dorsey said. "I've tried to talk to the agent. Whatever I say to the agent, I'm sure he's passing it on to Branden."
Albert has said he is seeking a long-term contract, and the two sides were not close to a deal before the deadline for franchising players. So after the Chiefs wrapped up long-term deals with pending free-agent wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and punter Dustin Colquitt, they opted to use the tag on Albert, who has spent his entire career in Kansas City.
Dorsey said he's been in continuous conversations with Albert's agent, Todd France, but the potential for a new deal seems to have been replaced by a potential trade. The Chiefs, who have the first overall pick in the NFL draft for the first time, sent their second-round choice to San Francisco as part of the package to acquire quarterback Alex Smith.
"Branden Albert is a good football player. We wouldn't have stuck the franchise tag on him if he wasn't," Dorsey said. "That's what he is. He's a good football player. It's my job to explore all options, and that's kind of what's going on."
The Chiefs are expected to choose Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel or Central Michigan tackle Eric Fisher with the first pick in next week's draft. That means even if Albert remained with the Chiefs, they may try to shift him to the right side -- a notion he's flatly rejected.
Dorsey did say that Albert's situation has no bearing on the Chiefs' draft board, which is getting the finishing touches put on it this weekend.
"I don't think any one scenario is going to influence your draft," he said.
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It appears that the Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs
could be mulling a trade that would send offensive lineman Branden Albert to
KC, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
The Dolphins are interested in Albert, and NFL.com notes
that a potential deal “makes too much sense.”
Miami is in need of a left tackle after losing Jake Long to
free agency. The Chiefs have Albert...
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Branden Albert has not been happy with the Chiefs, and the team is listening to offers for him. A report says the Dolphins are interested.
It’s being reported by Ian Rapoport on his twitter account, that the Miami Dolphins are interested in acquiring LT Branden Albert from the Kansas City Chiefs. Now that the Dolphins have large shoes to fill, with Jake Long moving to St. Louis, going after Albert, who is still just 28, would be a great move.
The cost for Albert is reportedly a high second round pick. Currently the...
We reported yesterday that the Dolphins are interested in trading for Chiefs’ left tackle Brandon Albert.According to ESPN’s John Clayton, the Chiefs have given Albert permission to meet with the Dolphins to try to work out a trade between both teams.The Kansas City Chiefs have given the Miami Dolphins permission to talk to left tackle Branden Albert to help facilitate...
The Miami Dolphins are working on a trade for OT Branden Albert with the Kansas City Chiefs for a second-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Wednesday. Kansas City and Miami have been in trade talks since last month’s NFL owners meeting and team sources acknowledge that a deal could be finalized before the start of the draft...
It was reported earlier today that the Chiefs have given Brandon Albert permission to talk to the Dolphins about a trade.According to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid denies that they’ve given Albert permission to talk to the Dolphins.Andy Reid denied the chiefs have given permission to the Dolphins to speak with Branden Albert— Adam Teicher ...
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Kansas City Chiefs are expected to use the first overall pick in next week’s draft on Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel.Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel will be the first name called next week. According to numerous league sources, the Chiefs are locked in on him, barring anything unforeseen, after also strongly considering...
Just this evening, Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports posted an article detailing the possibility of Branden Albert being traded to Miami. Should the Dolphins pursue this avenue, they will and must be prepared to pay Albert a little more for his services than what Eric Winston is seeking as well as a second round draft pick. Albert is due 9.83 million on a one year deal...
Tony Pauline DraftInsider.net reports that that “several” position coaches for the Kansas City Chiefs would prefer Central Michigan LT Eric Fisher over Texas A&M’s Luke Joeckel.
Chiefs GM John Dorsey recently mentioned that they’ve narrowed down their list of targets to four players, so it’s safe to assume that Fisher and Joeckel are included in that group...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. One minicamp in the books, and Dwayne Bowe is thrilled, Donald Stephenson is flexible, and Branden Albert is almost a Dolphin.
No, thats not true, new Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid offered as his men wrapped up their first voluntary veteran camp of the spring.
Quick backstory: As the Chiefs were going through the paces early Thursday, word on the street was...
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