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Andy Reid: Chiefs did not give Dolphins permission to talk to Albert


The report that the Chiefs gave permission to the Dolphins to talk to left tackle Brandon Albert came as news to Chiefs coach Andy Reid.

Reid denied the report today, according to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star.

John Clayton of, however, is sticking with his story, which begins, “The Kansas City Chiefs have given the Miami Dolphins permission to talk to left tackle Branden Albert to help facilitate a trade for a second-round draft choice, a source said.” So either Clayton’s source is wrong or Reid is wrong.

If the Dolphins have had any contact with Albert without the Chiefs’ permission, they would be in violation of the league’s tampering rules.

Albert is currently under contract to the Chiefs, having signed his one-year, $9.8 million franchise tender. But he is staying away from the Chiefs’ offseason work, saying he wants to know what the Chiefs’ plans for him are. The Chiefs are reportedly willing to trade Albert for a high second-round pick. The Dolphins want to add a left tackle after losing Jake Long, and a deal with Albert would make a lot of sense.

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51 Responses to “Andy Reid: Chiefs did not give Dolphins permission to talk to Albert”
  1. waitingguilty says: Apr 18, 2013 2:53 PM

    Which means of course, that KC absolutely and unequivocally gave Albert permission to speak to Miami.

  2. thesteelers says: Apr 18, 2013 2:54 PM

    This is why we have rings and you do not.

  3. finsfan4life1977 says: Apr 18, 2013 2:55 PM

    I trust John Clayton more than I trust Andy Reid.

  4. packerbackernj says: Apr 18, 2013 2:56 PM

    Which most likely means andy reid gave permission a week ago and the contract is just being finalized.

  5. packerbackernj says: Apr 18, 2013 2:58 PM

    thesteelers says:
    Apr 18, 2013 2:54 PM
    This is why we have rings and you do not.


    Typical. Never heard of superbowl 4.

  6. FinFan68 says: Apr 18, 2013 3:00 PM

    The Dolphins want to add a left tackle after losing Jake Long, and a deal with Albert would make a lot of sense.
    No. It really doesn’t make sense.

  7. hawkforlife says: Apr 18, 2013 3:00 PM

    I trust John Clayton more than I trust Andy Reid.

    Except we’re talking the Dolphins here.

  8. brutus9448 says: Apr 18, 2013 3:01 PM

    I trust John clayton’s mom more that I trust andy reid.

  9. riverhorsey says: Apr 18, 2013 3:05 PM

    I trust Andy Reid more than John Clayton’s mom.

  10. Ridley Me This says: Apr 18, 2013 3:07 PM

    I’m pretty sure the steelers never won a superbowl either.

  11. Dan Ewen says: Apr 18, 2013 3:08 PM

    Andy Reid is the CNN of coaches.

  12. transam7816 says: Apr 18, 2013 3:13 PM

    News flash Andy, you’re not the GM anymore.

  13. jbaxt says: Apr 18, 2013 3:13 PM

    So in other words, if the Dolphins give KC what they want for Albert, KC wont file tampering charges. I’m really starting to like this Andy Reid guy. Well played Andy!

  14. mulletcork says: Apr 18, 2013 3:15 PM

    If only I had a donut THIS BIG!!1

  15. tombradyswig says: Apr 18, 2013 3:20 PM

    Andy will leave your organization in shambles!!! Be warned and beware!

  16. keepingitrealdumb says: Apr 18, 2013 3:25 PM

    andy reid is a damn fine QB coach and a very good OC

  17. cronneb says: Apr 18, 2013 3:26 PM

    Didn’t they put a non exclusive tag on him which means other teams can talk to him?

  18. kevingreene160sacknoHOFclub says: Apr 18, 2013 3:27 PM

    They won’t be worse than 2-14 again but come on everybody knows this team barely has a pulse.

  19. getitrightflorio says: Apr 18, 2013 3:32 PM

    Typical dolphins let your best offense player in Long go then sign a worse LT this franchise is run by fools

  20. seaeagle707 says: Apr 18, 2013 3:36 PM

    Andy probably gave his consent in between two huge, juicy cheeseburgers, with onions, tomatoes, salsa, etc. He can remember the burgers just fine, but is a little fuzzy on the consent.

  21. dickroy says: Apr 18, 2013 3:37 PM

    I trust whoever ends up being right!!

  22. mackie66 says: Apr 18, 2013 3:39 PM

    This is why the Dolphins have super bowl rings and you don’t. This would be a terrible trade for the Dolphins. Fat Albert is often injured, and is only rated 25th best LT in the league last yr, not the best pedigree for a 2nd rd pk. plus the so fla heat would eat Albert alive. If the Dolphins needed an oft injured LT to over pay, they could have over paid Jake Long. Say it aint so Jeffery, say it aint so.

  23. denverwally says: Apr 18, 2013 3:40 PM

    KC has won a Superbowl. The difference between theirs and the Steelers is that KC didn’t cheat to get their ring. It’s well documented that half the Steelers were juicing and that was illegal – Steriods are a controlled substance.
    PGH = Cheating City.

  24. tiggerblood says: Apr 18, 2013 3:41 PM

    Hmm pretty sure Andy got pressured into making the moves that ultimately got him fired the dream team was not by his design it was hey we can get these guys and surely win the super bowl so do it. Everyone also likes to point to his poor drafting his last couple of years in Philly but the draft classes he did hit on far outweigh HIM and the poor ones. Shambles is what Chip Kelly is currently doing to the Eagles. He’ll be back in college like Saban and Spurrier after he completely destroys them. He’ll be at Auburn in 3 years.

  25. kc571 says: Apr 18, 2013 3:42 PM

    Often injured? Check your facts. This was the first time he’s had back issues, and missed multiple games in a while.

  26. kc571 says: Apr 18, 2013 3:43 PM

    These are the times I enjoyed watching Albert’s tweets. He’d tell us where he was.

  27. dickroy says: Apr 18, 2013 3:43 PM

    Jealous, envious people. Go Steelers!

  28. Deof Movestofca says: Apr 18, 2013 3:48 PM

    Thanks for reminding me, cronneb. My response if I were Ireland would be, I don’t need your permission and because you appear dumb enough to think I do, my offer just dropped to my 2nd 3rd rounder because I have a lot more options in getting a LT than you have regarding Albert.

  29. cuda1234 says: Apr 18, 2013 3:51 PM

    Great report except that Miami STILL doesn’t need a left tackle. See Jonathan Martin, last year’s second round pick.

  30. farvite says: Apr 18, 2013 3:58 PM

    This guy would upgrade the Packers horrid line.

    Shame Ted and Russ screwed up the cap this offseason.

  31. wannstache says: Apr 18, 2013 4:02 PM

    Makes no sense for the Dolphins to do this. He’s a downgrade from Jake Long. Unless they are going to plug him in at right, trade Jonathan Martin, then draft a left tackle. If you’re going to let Jake walk, then draft a talented lefty with the potential to be great.

  32. hailchiefs says: Apr 18, 2013 4:05 PM

    So the Chiefs keep Albert and get Miami’s 2nd round pick as compensation for tampering? I like it!

  33. stew48 says: Apr 18, 2013 4:10 PM

    Attn mackie66

    He’s only the 25th best LT in the league and KC signs him for 9.8mil? Not in 90.8 million years!

  34. 8drinkminimum says: Apr 18, 2013 4:14 PM

    Anyone thinking that Jake Long was Miami’s best offensive player probably dates a “2” thinking she’s a “10”.

  35. officialgame says: Apr 18, 2013 4:14 PM

    Did Andy have the cat who swallowed the canary look about him when he said that?
    That’s when you know he is lying. Of course in his case it could be the entire cow.

  36. mizzousooner says: Apr 18, 2013 4:26 PM

    “He’s only the 25th best LT in the league and KC signs him for 9.8mil? Not in 90.8 million years!”

    Albert in 13 games gave up one sack last year. Plus he has graded out better over the past two years than both Long and Clady.

    If Miami wants to go into the season without a LT it’s fine by me.

  37. officialgame says: Apr 18, 2013 4:35 PM

    If what mizz says is true you have to wonder why Reid wants to run him out of town? He is a coach who loves talented lineman so buyer beware.

  38. wannstache says: Apr 18, 2013 4:59 PM

    Sadly, next to Pouncey, Jake was Miami’s next best offensive player.

  39. drainbameged says: Apr 18, 2013 5:12 PM

    oh…reminds of this one guy…whathisname…SEAN SMITH?! if im Jeff Ireland id offer up a low 3rd with a better contract

  40. djscottyb says: Apr 18, 2013 5:19 PM

    Pouncey, Incognito, Bush, Hartline were better
    Long was somewhere after Tannehill
    Loved Long – but not worth the $10 mil he was asking. Neither is Albert. if we can negotiate a better deal $6-7 per for 4 years and be cap friendly (Hello, Mrs Aponte) than I say its better than a 2nd round chance at a rookie.

    Andy Reid still thinks there are wings on the helmets. Talented and intelligent man but will take a year or so to get over the mental beatdown he took in Philly. I think he didn’t realize he wasn’t invited to the Albert trade idea talks.

  41. promickey says: Apr 18, 2013 5:21 PM

    So the Miami Dolphins intentionally, openly and in deliberate fashion broke NFL Rules.

    Yeah Right Andy! (sarcasm)

  42. bigj7769 says: Apr 18, 2013 5:24 PM

    Steelers have rings, yes, but they aren’t even the 3rd best team in their division! Ravens and bengals both better than Pitt

  43. phinfan says: Apr 18, 2013 5:27 PM

    we can smokescreen your smokescreen …. HAA

  44. eatitfanboy says: Apr 18, 2013 5:46 PM

    Is there one person in the world who believes Reid?

    If so, I guarantee you that person does not live in Philadelphia.

  45. silverhornet says: Apr 18, 2013 5:58 PM

    Maybe not permission to speak with Brandon Albert, but what about permission to speak with Brandon Albert’s AGENT?

  46. bucks12965 says: Apr 18, 2013 6:06 PM

    Hey denverwally, I’m not a steelers can, but steroids weren’t illegal in the 70’s. I don’t know when the NFL banned them, so they might have cheated, but the 70’s steelers weren’t breaking the law.

  47. vaphinfan says: Apr 18, 2013 6:26 PM

    Well if he did’t give permission why would you not? Chiefs want Albert?…no. Phins want a LT?….yes. Can miami give you probably the best trade?…..yes. So basically if you didnt give permission your not seriois about trading him.

  48. bobbyhoying says: Apr 18, 2013 6:30 PM

    I think Clayton is an honest man. Maybe his source was with the Dolphins.

  49. brucetrimble says: Apr 18, 2013 6:47 PM

    Yes, the dolphins have Super Bowl rings…from the 70s…when Shula was coaching. The dolphins haven’t been relevant to the playoffs since they were trounced by the 49ers in the Super Bowl in 1984.

  50. papoose059 says: Apr 18, 2013 7:30 PM

    Tannehill is our best offensive player from last year, not Long. Tannehill did win 7 games, and our kicked lost another 2 for us. This guy names Aaron Rodgers who didn’t start until year 3 won 6 games his first season with a team coming off a 13-3 campaign. Keep hating on RT

  51. ufourya says: Apr 18, 2013 8:13 PM

    Brucie says:

    “The dolphins haven’t been relevant to the playoffs since they were trounced by the 49ers in the Super Bowl in 1984.”

    I’m going out on a limb here, but I think making the playoffs TEN times between ’85 and ’01 has some small relevancy.

    Now, if you’re 12 yers old, I must admit there has been a significant drought in playoff memories, save the first year under offensive genius Sparano.

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