Posted April 26, 2013

Branden Albert trade between Dolphins, Chiefs off?

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Branden Albert has expressed dissatisfaction with the Chiefs' moves this offseason. (Ed Zurga/AP)

Branden Albert has expressed dissatisfaction with the Chiefs’ moves this offseason. (Ed Zurga/AP)

The Miami Dolphins’ second-round pick at No. 54 overall was supposed to be the piece that landed them OT Branden Albert in a trade with Kansas City. But when that 54th selection rolled around, the Dolphins stepped to the podium and took cornerback Jamar Taylor … leaving everyone to wonder if Albert might stick with the Chiefs.

NFL.com speculates this “doesn’t mean this story is done”, suggesting the Dolphins still could send a 2014 pick to Kansas City for its franchise-tagged player. Up until this point, the Chiefs reportedly had held rather firm in asking for the higher of Miami’s two second-rounders, which the Dolphins swung to Oakland so they could take Dion Jordan at No. 3.


The Chiefs used the No. 1 overall pick on tackle Eric Fisher, who will take over one of the team’s two tackle spots. Should Kansas City opt to just hold onto Albert, Andy Reid would have a sensational set of bookends on his offensive line — and that’s despite the Chiefs cutting Eric Winston earlier in the offseason.

Should Albert end up being moved, the Chiefs would need to decide on a new right tackle, with Fisher protecting Alex Smith’s blindside.

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