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ChiefsandO'sfan 04-17-2013 05:39 PM

Branden Albert trade won’t happen unless he lowers his price
 
Branden Albert trade won’t happen unless he lowers his price
Posted by Michael David Smith on April 21, 2013, 6:46 PM EDT
Branden Albert AP

The much-discussed potential trade of Branden Albert from the Chiefs to the Dolphins doesn’t appear likely at the price Albert is currently seeking.

Although the Chiefs and Dolphins can probably agree on compensation — the Dolphins sending a second-round pick to Kansas City — the hangup is that Albert wants the kind of money that the Dolphins aren’t willing to spend. Specifically, according to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, Albert wants between $8 million and $9 million a year on a long-term deal.

In other words, Albert is looking for the same kind of contract that left tackle Jake Long got from the Rams — the very contract the Dolphins wouldn’t give Long, which is why he left Miami for St. Louis.

If the Dolphins weren’t willing to pay Long that kind of money, it’s hard to see why they’d be willing to give up a second-round draft pick for the privilege of paying Albert that kind of money. So the Dolphins may need to look elsewhere for a left tackle. And Albert may have to settle for playing this season for the Chiefs, making $9.8 million, and hitting free agency next year.

penbook 04-17-2013 05:40 PM

And this is new news? Hasnt every person out there said the Dolphins want Albert.

DaneMcCloud 04-17-2013 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by penbook (Post 9596877)
And this is new news? Hasnt every person out there said the Dolphins want Albert.

:facepalm:

ChiefsandO'sfan 04-17-2013 05:41 PM

Ian Rapoport ‏@RapSheet 4m

As I said on TA: I do hear #Dolphins are interested in #Chiefs OT Branden Albert. Big question: Will #Chiefs take No. 54, 2nd 2nd rounder?

Chris Meck 04-17-2013 05:41 PM

If and when this happens, y'all remember I called it, right? :)

So it'll be Fisher at #1, and we'll get a 2nd back and take Nassib/Barkley/Manuel/Dysert/whomever Andy likes.

notorious 04-17-2013 05:42 PM

Uh-Oh

Chiefs Pantalones 04-17-2013 05:42 PM

Unless it's for this year's second round pick (one of them), no.

theelusiveeightrop 04-17-2013 05:43 PM

:shake:

Superturtle 04-17-2013 05:44 PM

That's going to free up a shitton of cap. Better get a couple more OL pieces.

DaneMcCloud 04-17-2013 05:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chiefs Pantalones (Post 9596883)
Unless it's for this year's second round pick (one of them), no.

They have two second rounders so I'd imagine it'll be the higher of the two (#42).

Fritz88 04-17-2013 05:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChiefsandO'sfan (Post 9596879)
Ian Rapoport ‏@RapSheet 4m

As I said on TA: I do hear #Dolphins are interested in #Chiefs OT Branden Albert. Big question: Will #Chiefs take No. 54, 2nd 2nd rounder?

Yes. Seeing how Dorsey was raped in the Alex Smith trade.

Rain Man 04-17-2013 05:45 PM

It's a fire sale to give up Albert for a 2nd. However, if we're going to draft a tackle anyway we don't have much leverage.

So in essence, we will have traded Albert and some pick next year for Alex Smith.

InChiefsHell 04-17-2013 05:46 PM

****.

penbook 04-17-2013 05:46 PM

Hell we trade Albert. We draft Fisher and sign Andre Smith. That would be huge.

Mother****erJones 04-17-2013 05:46 PM

Ugh better be the higher 2nd rounder.


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