Report: Branden Albert to visit with Dolphins; Andy Reid denies it
The Chiefs continue in their efforts to trade tackle Branden Albert, and now he'll visit the Dolphins. Andy Reid has denied it.
This week, Kansas City reportedly lowered its price on trading Albert, perhaps giving up on the possibility of landing multiple draft picks for the solid left tackle.
Now, the Chiefs are allowing Albert to talk with and visit the Dolphins in the hopes that a deal between the teams can be struck, reports ESPN’s John Clayton. Considering Albert already lives in Miami and that the Dolphins lost their left tackle, Jake Long, to the Rams in free agency, they certainly could use the services of a man like Albert.
One problem with that scenario, though.
Andy Reid denied the chiefs have given permission to the Dolphins to speak with Branden Albert— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) April 18, 2013
Albert hasn’t participated in Kansas City’s offseason program, and he has made various comments lately about how he simply wants to know, one way or the other, where he’ll be playing his 2013 season.
Despite signing his franchise tag of $9.83 million, Albert also has made it clear he doesn’t want to move to right tackle. That’s what we assume he would have to do if the Chiefs take Texas A&M’s Luke Joeckel or Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher with the No. 1 pick next Thursday.
“Ever since the end of the season, I've been in limbo,” Albert said recently. “I want a definitive answer on what's going to happen with me.”
It has been reported that the Chiefs want a second-round pick in exchange for Albert. The Dolphins have two.
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