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.

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

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

  2. 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.

  3. I trust John Clayton more than I trust Andy Reid.

    Except we’re talking the Dolphins here.

  4. 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!

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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.

  15. ]
    “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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  21. 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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