Found April 22, 2013 on Down and Distance:
Branden Albert Closing In with the Dolphins?: The Miami Dolphins started the offseason with a bang, scooping up better known and big time players left and right. They may be in position to acquire yet another well known player, this time via a trade. After weeks of speculation that the Dolphins had an interest in disgruntled Kansas City Chiefs tackle, Branden Albert, and again that they were not willing to meet Branden Alberts demands. However in a report recently released by’s Ian Rapoport, the Dolphins and Albert have come to an agreement. His report claims it to be similar to that of Houston Texans tackle, Duane Brown, in that it would be around 53.4 million over the course of six years. All that seems left to do is the compensation the teams swap. Several reports are claiming that the Chiefs want a second round pick which the Dolphins have two of. One at number 42 and one 12 picks later at 54. Many speculated that the Dolphins would be in the market for a tackle following the departure of Jake Long, yet that was, for a time put to rest with news that they were interested in Oklahoma tackle Lane Johnson, yet with reports that he won’t get past the Cardinals (as a Cardinal fan I’m opposed to) they went elsewhere. Branden Albert is still young, 28, and is in his sixth season in the NFL. However he’s had injuries to go along with his six year career. Having only played one full season, that being 2011, and having only started 11 of 13 games last season, injuries may be a concern. However if his injuries keep him out for only a game or two like he has most seasons, then the Dolphins have a capable backup Nate Garner, appearing in 48 games in his career, starting 13 of them. Dolphins Big Signings Early On: The Dolphins went big earlier on this year signing breakout receiver Brian Hartline to a five- year deal, after compiling 1083 yards in 2012. Which I am ashamed to say most of those yards, and his lone touchdown came against the Arizona Cardinals.  He’ll be there number two receiver after they acquired heavily courted Mike Wallace from the Steelers. The Dolphins also attained Dannell Ellerbe the hopeful replacement of newly retired Ray Lewis in Baltimore, only to depart and sign with Miami, and replace freshly departed, aging star Karlos Dansby. They also replaced Anthony Fasano with Dustin Keller from the New York Jets. Did the Dolphins win Free Agency? Certainly yes. But will it matter? History says no.   Branden Albert directing his “Quarterback” The post Miami Dolphins To Spend Big Again (Maybe?) appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE - Presented by Sports-Kings.

Report: Dolphins ready to pay Brandon Albert “elite” money

According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins are ready to pay Chiefs offensive tackle Brandon Albert “elite” money. The #Dolphins are on board with the parameters of a contract with Branden Albert. They are ready to pay him elite LT money. — Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) April 24, 2013 It seems like this story keeps going back and forth.  Just earlier...

Report: Chiefs, Dolphins “resume dialogue” regarding Brandon Albert

According to ESPN’s Ed Werder via, the Chiefs and Dolphins have “resumed dialogue” for a possible trade that would send Brandon Albert to Miami. The question now is which pick will the Dolphins give the Chiefs?  The 42nd or 54th overall pick in this year’s draft?  We’ll have to wait and see what happens. PFT also brings another obstacle both sides...

Cardinals rumors: Arizona considering Chiefs’ Branden Albert

The Arizona Cardinals are in the market for a left tackle, and they hold the No. 7 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. There are three big-name tackles available, but there’s also a chance that the trio could be off the board by the time the Cardinals are up. For this reason, Arizona has discussed Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Branden Albert, according to Mike Jurecki...

Report: Dolphins will to give Brandon Albert the money he wants

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network,  the Miami Dolphins are willing to give Brandon Albert the money he’s looking for, but the hang up is the draft compensation. From TA: My understanding is #Dolphins are willing to meet Branden Albert’s contract demands of similar $$ to Duane Brown. Waiting on KC — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 22, 2013 Real question is what...

Dolphins rumors: Branden Albert’s demands holding up trade

Trade talks between the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins regarding offensive lineman Branden Albert remain ongoing, but there could be a snag in the negotiations. The Dolphins are willing to offer Albert a lucrative contract extension, but his asking price is beyond what the St. Louis Rams paid Jake Long this offseason. For that reason, a trade isn’t likely to be completed...

Report: Chiefs will take Eric Fisher if they can’t trade Brandon Albert

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, if the Kansas City Chiefs can’t trade Brandon Albert prior to the draft, they will likely take Eric Fisher with the first overall pick on Thursday night. As we get closer to draft, hearing more that if Chiefs cant deal Branden Albert, then Eric Fisher will be 1st overall pick … — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 24, 2013...

Miami Dolphins Resume Branden Albert Trade Talks with Chiefs

The Miami Dolphins have resumed trade talks for Branden Albert with the Kansas City Chiefs, according to Ed Werder on ESPN's Sportscenter. It was reported that the Dolphins haven't been in contact with the Chiefs about Albert for close to two weeks, but now it appears that they are talking again. With the draft being so soon it makes sense that talks would rev up again...

Report: Chiefs Will Likely Wait Until Thursday to Announce No. 1 Overall Pick in 2013 NFL Draft

The 2013 draft will be unusually suspenseful for all involved parties. Typically by this point it’s known or widely assumed what a team will do with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft. But this year the Chiefs will be keeping everyone on their toes. Kansas City will likely wait until Thursday, the first day of the draft, to announce who they will take No. 1, according to Adam...

2013 NFL Mock Draft Rounds 1-3: Who Will Land With Kansas City Chiefs?

With the 2013 NFL Draft about to kick into swing, let’s unveil team-by-team projections for the first three rounds before the party gets started at 8 p.m. ET on April 25.  Here’s part 11 of the series on the Kansas City Chiefs. Photo Credit: [RELATED: 2013 NFL Draft: Kansas City Chiefs' Best Options With No. 1 Pick] First Round (No. 1 Overall): Luke Joeckel...

Chiefs hold No. 1 pick in draft for first time

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The running joke around Kansas City at the end of last season went something like this: "The Chiefs are so bad" - pause for effect - "they can't even stink in the right year." After going 2-14 to match the worst finish in franchise history, the Chiefs will have the top pick in the NFL draft for the first time. But there's no clear...

Morning Kickoff: Monday's links and leftovers

BY NICK ST. DENISHere's the weekend-roundup version of the kickoff. Happy Monday:The Dolphins are waiting for Chiefs tackle Branden Albert to lower is asking price.Bills receiver Stevie Johnson debuts his new Sirius XM radio show.The Darrelle Revis-to-Bucaneers trade unfolded Sunday.Trent Dilfer says Tony Sparano to the Jets was "the worst hire ever."Former NFL safety...
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