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Chiefs, Dolphins will resume Branden Albert trade talks

John Dorsey, Alex Smith AP

If the Chiefs want to get a second round pick in this year’s draft in a trade for T Branden Albert, time’s running short to make a deal happen.

General Manager John Dorsey said Thursday night that he will resume discussions with Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland on Friday about a deal that would send Albert to Miami. According to multiple reports, the Dolphins have agreed to a financial framework for a long-term deal with Albert with the teams haggling over draft pick compensation headed back to Kansas City.

With a second-round pick believed to be the Chiefs’ desired price for Albert, some wondered if the Dolphins’ decision to trade up for defensive end Dion Jordan would put an end to Albert discussions. They used the 42nd overall pick in that deal, the higher of their two second-rounders and the one the Chiefs were believed to be targeting. Dorsey was asked Thursday if the 54th pick would be enough to get the trade done.

“Would I make that trade if it was offered to me? I don’t know,” Dorsey said, via the Associated Press. “That’s an unknown. Until something happens, I really don’t know.”

The Chiefs have been insistent that they had no problem keeping Albert even after drafting a tackle with the first overall pick. Today will test their resolve if the Dolphins hold fast to the offer that Dorsey has thus far rejected since other bidders don’t appear to be on the radar with the second day of the draft upon us.

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  1. hehateme2 says: Apr 26, 2013 8:32 AM

    Sit tight Jeff… you’re in the drivers seat. They will cave in for your 3rd.

  2. falcons999 says: Apr 26, 2013 8:38 AM

    Fins need to run, not walk, away from a Branden Albert deal. Monster contract plus a 2nd for the 25th tackle in the league….bad business. Too much talent available in the 2nd and 3rd rounds today.

  3. riseabovecancer says: Apr 26, 2013 8:39 AM

    hehateme2 says:
    Apr 26, 2013 8:32 AM
    Sit tight Jeff… you’re in the drivers seat. They will cave in for your 3rd.
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    LOL!!!! You might wanna get off the happy grass…The Dolphins are the ones that will end up doing something stupid like they always do. I am surprised the Dolphins didn’t send the Chiefs all there draft picks for Branden Albert…LOL!!!! Just like they did to get Ricky Williams.

  4. dcapettini says: Apr 26, 2013 8:46 AM

    The Ravens might offer their #2. If they are not going to re-sign McKinnie, the draft pickings for a LT seem to be very limited. Albert isn’t all that, but who else are they?

  5. robb2088 says: Apr 26, 2013 8:55 AM

    You dolphins fans are delusional you have no left tackle and we have 2 how are you in the drivers seat? Keep telling yourself that and we will just keep Albert. Then you can remember why you didn’t want Martin!

  6. texchief says: Apr 26, 2013 8:57 AM

    Chiefs will keep Albert before he goes for a 3rd. Dolphins 54 pick plus another pick this year or next will be required

  7. mobuccsfan says: Apr 26, 2013 8:59 AM

    Eric Winston is still out there as well as a few others, as well. Teams looking to upgrade OL or even add depth can still do so today in rounds 2 3 and even through most of tomorrow I would think, as well as after the draft with FA signings or second FA period in June. Hope Tampa is listening because they need some depth at OT and OG for sure.

    I think Tampa still goes secondary and DT/DE/TE with their picks today and tomorrow before any other position.

  8. officialgame says: Apr 26, 2013 9:09 AM

    His talent is 2nd round but his contract says a 4th.

  9. rayfinkleisonehellofamodelamerican says: Apr 26, 2013 9:10 AM

    riseabove…I’m pretty sure Ricky was a pretty good player. If it wasn’t for his recreational activities that would have been well worth it, but you can’t really see something like that coming.

  10. miriam45 says: Apr 26, 2013 9:18 AM

    No way KC will keep a disgruntled Albert.
    Dolphins should insist on KC’s 2nd or 3rd round pick for Ireland to take Albert off their hands.

  11. jeffirelandwinning says: Apr 26, 2013 9:18 AM

    riseabovecancer says:
    Apr 26, 2013 8:39 AM
    hehateme2 says:
    Apr 26, 2013 8:32 AM
    Sit tight Jeff… you’re in the drivers seat. They will cave in for your 3rd.
    ———————————-
    LOL!!!! You might wanna get off the happy grass…The Dolphins are the ones that will end up doing something stupid like they always do. I am surprised the Dolphins didn’t send the Chiefs all there draft picks for Branden Albert…LOL!!!! Just like they did to get Ricky Williams.

    The Saints traded their draft for Ricky. Get your facts straight before you pretend to know anything.

  12. greyhawk9 says: Apr 26, 2013 9:26 AM

    maybe miami will continue to give away picks for overrated players.

  13. ricardorobertasq says: Apr 26, 2013 9:27 AM

    Hey, hehateme, you need to learn your NFL. It was New Orleans that traded their entire draft for Ricky, Miami traded two first round picks. Close though, too bad we are not playin horseshoes. Parcells is also not running the Fins anymore; check out Ireland’s record without Parcells and get back to me.

  14. overkil2 says: Apr 26, 2013 9:32 AM

    riseabovecancer says:Apr 26, 2013 8:39 AM

    hehateme2 says:
    Apr 26, 2013 8:32 AM
    Sit tight Jeff… you’re in the drivers seat. They will cave in for your 3rd.
    ———————————-
    LOL!!!! You might wanna get off the happy grass…The Dolphins are the ones that will end up doing something stupid like they always do. I am surprised the Dolphins didn’t send the Chiefs all there draft picks for Branden Albert…LOL!!!! Just like they did to get Ricky Williams.
    ———————————-

    Really dude? Ricky Williams was a beast!! Waanstadt ran him into the ground. The kid took more punishment those 2 seasons than a running back would take in 3.

  15. indychiefsfan says: Apr 26, 2013 9:35 AM

    Ireland is a fool. They had Lane Johnson on the board and opted for Jordan. Dont get me wrong, Jordan is a great pick but since they Chiefs took Fisher as opposed to Joeckel they dont need to unload Brandon Albert if the price isnt right. The Chiefs have the upperhand now. If he goes for a third round pick KC knows more about Brandon Alberts back than the rest of us do. Regardless….Jamal Charles is going to have a great year! Great pick in Eric Fisher Chiefs!

  16. gooboy6 says: Apr 26, 2013 9:42 AM

    hehateme2 says: Apr 26, 2013 8:32 AM

    Sit tight Jeff… you’re in the drivers seat. They will cave in for your 3rd.
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    CHIEFS are in drivers seat bro, Fins dont have left tackle, we got two!!!! chiefs should get #54 pick AND more. If not, put Fisher at RT for one year and we have the best OL in the league.

    Dorsey STAY STRONG !!!!!!!

  17. posstty says: Apr 26, 2013 9:48 AM

    ERIC WINSTON, JOHN MARTIN. That’s just 2 diffrent options at LT. Wouldn’t offer anymore then a 3 for a team who just drafted a new Lt. What coach wants that headache in his locker room.

  18. zackattack006 says: Apr 26, 2013 9:53 AM

    Let the haters be haters… I love them all!!

    - Jeff Ireland

  19. nelly837 says: Apr 26, 2013 9:54 AM

    You Dolphins fans are delusional, who has the upper hand? Let’s see you have no left tackle the Chiefs have two that would start on any team in the NFL……..hmmm the way I see it it’s gonna cost the phins more than just a second round pick now, what choice do they have? Go get Eric Winston hahahahahahahahahahaha why do you think he’s still out there? No One wants him and he’s not a left tackle, he’s a mediocre right tackle that got cut by the Chiefs. It’s going to take the phins 2nd and 3rd round this year or their 2nd for next year. If I was Dorsey I would see what the Chargers are willing to offer even though they took Fluker for their pick cause he’s a right tackle, I’m sure they need all the O line help they could get. I don’t think he would want to trade within the division but it might light a fire under Miami’s ass.

  20. ricardorobertasq says: Apr 26, 2013 10:02 AM

    Well, if I’m Ireland, I offer a third, if they don’t want it, fine, pay your right tackle 9 million and I’ll move on to drafting a RT or signing Winston and letting Martin start at LT, his natural position.

  21. slickster35 says: Apr 26, 2013 10:07 AM

    I told you the fins would be left holding the bag here.

    #54 alone isn’t enough to get Albert. Go ahead and start Martin at LT, he’s not very good. We’ll start Albert at LT and the rookie at right. If Albert leaves after this season we’ll get a 3rd round compensatory pick for him leaving.

    LOL @ finfans thinking we’ll take a 3rd this year for a franchise LT. This is raider fan level of stupidity.

  22. PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says: Apr 26, 2013 10:12 AM

    KC has the leverage? Sure. Keep your second starting left tackle, who is such a great LT that you drafted another one instead of moving down for a RT, who you’ve been open about trying to move for weeks, who refuses to play RT, who you must pay $10 million to this year, and who will walk free in 2014 with no compensation to you unless you move him soon. KC sure has Miami over a barrel there, don’t they?

  23. daddyb1gdrawz says: Apr 26, 2013 10:28 AM

    robb2088 says: Apr 26, 2013 8:55 AM

    You dolphins fans are delusional you have no left tackle and we have 2 how are you in the drivers seat? Keep telling yourself that and we will just keep Albert. Then you can remember why you didn’t want Martin!

    Oh the answer is simple. The Chiefs have 4M is cap space. They need 5M to sign their rookies. Albert’s cap impact is over 9M. Couple that with Eric Fisher never have played RT plus Eric Winston being quoted on “Movin the Chains” on Sirius radio as saying “Moving Brandon Albert to RT will be a significant disruption and there is no way Albert will play that position”. The Chiefs will trade Albert. They have too. It just becomes who are the other players. As of right now Miami is the only suitor. Albert will not play for the Chiefs this year. I guess Detroit is a possibility but they are working on a deal with Stafford and are cap strapped. Perhaps Arizona. They can pair Albert and Cooper together. Unsure of their cap status but you and everyone knows Miami is the only true destination. I do believe Miami will give up the 54th pick for him but would not be shocked if their high third rounder is the cost with maybe a conditional 4th or 5th rounder next year.

  24. finsrule2222 says: Apr 26, 2013 10:30 AM

    Wow! Seeing a lot of hate towards dolphins fans on the comments. Love it! Usually it’s sympathy but now people are starting to realize we aren’t playing around this year! I loved the Jordan pick over Johnson. If we can trade the 54th for Albert which is what we wanted ill be fine with that. I’d like to see if we can do a 3rd, but that would be ideal. Go fins!!!

  25. hehateme2 says: Apr 26, 2013 10:45 AM

    ricardorobertasq says: Apr 26, 2013 9:27 AM

    Hey, hehateme, you need to learn your NFL

    Hey richardorobertasq- read much? The comment was from a troll. Anyone knows the RW trade was the Saints and not the Dolphins.

  26. sideemab says: Apr 26, 2013 10:56 AM

    I hate to state the painfully obvious but Eric Winston is not a left tackle. He has hardly ever took a snap a left tackle in the NFL for a reason. He is not one the best 32 left tackles. If you can get a good left tackle in his prime for the 54th pick plus something later then I think you take the know commodity versus the unknown result of the 54th pick. KC is for sure in the cat bird seat. If they do nothing they have a potential future great left tackle and right tackle playing for a contract year. Albert’s will have to come in play hard for KC or his long term contract value in 2014 will fall.

  27. mumfio says: Apr 26, 2013 11:30 AM

    indychiefsfan,
    The dolphins didn’t take a LT because they drafted Martn last year to replace Long. The dolphins need a RT not a LT. So no, the chiefs don’t hold all the cards.

    The dolphins could still make the Albert trade, but they definitely don’t NEED to. I don’t think they should anyway. Albert can’t stay on the field & is obviously not a team player.

  28. drainbameged says: Apr 26, 2013 11:31 AM

    KC is the one stuck with the bag…of left tackles. LOL Mia has a left Tackle, who put on 20lbs of muscle this off season. If KC had any leverage why do the raiders now have the 54th pick the Chiefs had their heart set on? If Ireland did think he could fleece Dorsey don’t you think they would have taken Lane Johnson? Get over yourselves, you have an old hurt 25th ranked tackle that your paying top 5 LT money…and the second best tackle in a draft that you had the first pick in…and you think us Dolphin fans are delusional HAHA. If he’s worth a second round pick how come every team not in the top 4 isn’t calling up and talking trades? Here’s some reality for you…you can A) pay 9mil for a middle of the road injured left tackle only to have him go to a new team next year or B) unload your 9m of dead cap and get a low third?

    on the other hand maybe the chiefs keep him so they can get that #1 pick in 2014 too LOL

  29. spfripp says: Apr 26, 2013 11:32 AM

    It is quite obvious that Miami would prefer Albert to be their LT over Martin but make no mistake that if Miami didn’t have other plans this deal would have been done by now. Martin never spent an offseason preparing to LT and when he stepped in for Long there was not much of a drop off. So yes they can sign Winston as a RT, yes they could draft a RT in the 2nd rd and yes they could sign McKinnie. Now lets look over on the Chiefs side….They have a LT with a franchise tag who refuses to play RT and than they also used the number one overall pick to draft a LT. So do they bench the guy they tag and than lose him next year with no compensation? Do they make their top selection play RT? Are they going to keep an unhappy player in the locker room? SO tell me Chiefs fans where is the leverage that will force Miami giving up any higher of a pick than what they are willing to part with?

    I really feel Martin will be fine at LT and IMO I would rather Miami keep the pick and sign Winston than to trade it away for an over paid LT.

  30. sullijo1 says: Apr 26, 2013 11:50 AM

    Chiefs should have kept this pick….look at the talent left in round 2…..they could have got a QB here. If either Geno Smith, Nassib or Barkley turn out to be players, Chiefs will be kicking themselves for taking Matt Cassell part 2.

  31. sullijo1 says: Apr 26, 2013 11:51 AM

    The Chiefs have not won a playoff game in 20 years.

  32. thelastpieceofcheese says: Apr 26, 2013 12:07 PM

    on the other hand maybe the chiefs keep him so they can get that #1 pick in 2014 too LOL…and use it to select another LT.

  33. imadipsnit says: Apr 26, 2013 12:15 PM

    Jesus christ … All of you screaming that Eric Winston is an option at LT your crazy! He is’nt even a good RT and thats his natural position. Plain and simple Phins screwed the pooch, could have had there LT but reached for a 2 down LB and now the Chiefs hold all the cards pony up or sit down and stick with Martin or Winston , either way Tannehill is gonna have a tough time staying upright this year

  34. daddyb1gdrawz says: Apr 26, 2013 12:52 PM

    I am not sure who keeps thinking Winston is a LT. I do not think anyone is saying that. He is a RT at this point but Clabo is also an option. My point is Miami can move Martin to LT, sign Clabo or Winston. There is one reason I do not think Albert is going for a 2nd. Miami has not requested a physical of Albert. They will need to do a physical before giving up that second. By my accounts, the second round goes down tonight. Time stops for no man. I think Albert is an above average talent. I think Miami and KC should just go their separate ways. KC should just trade him elsewhere and Miami should draft or sign a veteran RT.

  35. mumfio says: Apr 26, 2013 1:10 PM

    imadipsnit, who said anything about Winston playing LT? Chiefs holds what cards? Miami drafted there LT of the future last year.

    The general thought was that Jordan may get picked by the new eagles coach & his ex-college coach, Chip Kelly. So they jumped ahead of the eagles to get Jordan. Long was injured part of last year & Tannehill stayed upright just fine.

  36. hercstar says: Apr 26, 2013 1:35 PM

    The Chiefs fans on this site are really delusional. You just drafted a left tackle #1 overall….to REPLACE A GUY YOU GUARANTEED 10 MILLION DOLLARS with the franchise tag, a guy who has stopped showing up to your facility, who is gonna walk after this year and has let you know that he doesn’t want to move to the right side. Couple this with the fact that there is EXACTLY ONE TEAM who has even so much as tried to sniff Albert in a trade. That team just traded the pick you wanted to move up and on top of that, is probably on the phone with Jax and Philly to discuss what it would take to get Peters or Monroe, not to mention the free agents still out there waiting to be signed. But yeah… KC still has some imaginary leverage to force a deal?? Gimme a break. The Chiefs are going to blink, because if they don’t, they will once again be the laughingstock of the NFL.

  37. skylark70455 says: Apr 26, 2013 1:47 PM

    Chiefs holding all the cards, being in the drivers seat, and having the upper hand:

    John Dorsey: “Want to give us 54?”
    Jeff Ireland: “Nope.”

    10 mins later…

    Dorsey: “How about now?”
    Ireland: “Nope.”

    And on and on…

  38. imadipsnit says: Apr 26, 2013 1:57 PM

    You guys shouold know about laughingstocks. The Chiefs are not scared to keep him this year and let him play LT while Fisher settels in a bit at RT let Albert go in FA and recieve a nice comp pick. As for Martin if your FO was comfortable with him why are they trying to get Albert ? I dont know and really dont care go into the season with what you have or sign one or two of the turds you guys have mentioned …. Good luck with that!

  39. jomochiefsfan84 says: Apr 26, 2013 5:06 PM

    We won’t trade Albert for a 3rd if that was the case the deal would have already been completed. I feel like its a win win situation for the chiefs. Keep Albert for 1 yr the O-Line is strong & if Albert leaves we get a compensory pick for him next season like we did for Brandon Carr. Or we trade him & get back into the 2nd rd & get extra pick for this yr or next yr. John Dorsey is not an idiot this guy knows what he is doing.

  40. hercstar says: Apr 26, 2013 5:14 PM

    imadipsnit says:
    Apr 26, 2013 1:57 PM
    You guys shouold know about laughingstocks. The Chiefs are not scared to keep him this year and let him play LT while Fisher settels in a bit at RT let Albert go in FA and recieve a nice comp pick. As for Martin if your FO was comfortable with him why are they trying to get Albert ? I dont know and really dont care go into the season with what you have or sign one or two of the turds you guys have mentioned …. Good luck with that!

    He is so good you franchised him then replaced him? The number one overall pick is not being seasoned anywhere but the position he was drafted to play. And your front office is absolutely not confortable paying a malcontent 10 million when you have about 5 million in cap space or we wouldnt even be talking about this. Did you just make that up? That would be even funnier if it were true. The Chiefs have no leverage, and nothing in your little fantasy world said otherwise.

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