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Old 04-17-2013, 05:39 PM  
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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
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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.

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Old 05-08-2013, 08:32 PM   #5926
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:33 AM   #5927
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The guy banked 15.8 mil on his first nfl contract and another 9+ mil this upcoming year. His financial future is already pretty good, and if he invested wisely he'd never have to work another day in his life.
I love arguments like this. God forbid someone maximizes their earning potential, right?
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:28 AM   #5928
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think his back is prolly F'd .. so his career is prolly limited now .....
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:32 AM   #5929
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I love arguments like this. God forbid someone maximizes their earning potential, right?
You took his statement out of context. He was simply stating that Albert has already done very well for himself even if he can't play well enought so sign his last big contract.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:34 AM   #5930
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I love arguments like this. God forbid someone maximizes their earning potential, right?
he maxed it o.k......he is now overpaid....good for him
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:03 AM   #5931
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think his back is prolly F'd .. so his career is prolly limited now .....
If that is the case, i don't see how any team KC/Miami would consider giving him a long contract.
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think his back is prolly F'd .. so his career is prolly limited now .....
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:49 AM   #5934
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