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Dolphins Could Offer Second-Round Pick To Chiefs For Branden Albert, Says Clayton


In a somewhat vague tweet, ESPN NFL expert John Clayton suggested that the Miami Dolphins could offer the Kansas City Chiefs a second-round draft pick for LT Branden Albert.

Here is the tweet:

Hmm. Clayton’s tweet is kind of hard to understand. They way he starts off the tweet, with “Updating from the owners meetings” kind of makes it sound like he is about to make a report or at the very least, that what he is about to say is based on buzz he is hearing in Phoenix.

He then goes on to say “I think the Dolphins could…” which just adds to the confusion.

Clayton isn’t the first to suggest this scenario. With former Dolphin tackle Jake Long departing in free agency, the Miami will be in the market for a LT. Many a Chiefs fan has suggested on Twitter that Miami would be an ideal trade partner, based on their two second-round picks.

Clayton hasn’t tweeted anything else so I think that at this point, we have to take this as his opinion. Still, it is possible he is hearing some buzz which is what caused him to tweet this.

Do you think the Chiefs would deal Albert for a second-round pick?

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs

  • Priest4Prez

    I’m not down

  • ladner morse

    I wouldn’t. If they’re attempting to create more cap space… then sign him to a long term deal but, you don’t give away a solid LT for an unknown entity in a 2nd round pick. If the new regime does this it will mark the first time I’ve thought they were dumping players to “start over.” I just don’t get that vibe. Every more so far says…. win now.

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      What if they gave us both second rounders?

      • Doug McD

        Smoke and mirrors boys, smoke and mirrors! Just playing the leverage game. Wait for the draft to make more moves. Building options to make more puzzle pieces. Dorsey and Reid are really good! I’d go for both 2nd’s in a heart beat!

        I also think we will trade with the Bills (swap our 1′s and get this years 2nd along with next years 1st) wouldn’t that be great! I read this somewhere today, not my idea.

        Update: Credit article for Bills trade idea.http://arrowheadaddict.com/2013/03/18/geno-smith-will-go-1-but-not-to-kansas-city/

      • Calchiefsfan

        Nope, an LT with his expeience who only allowed 1 sack last year should command a mid first and a second! All LT’s in the draft are unknown commodities in the NFL. No guess work with Albert, he’s solid.

        • Doug McD

          Do we really know how his back is?

          • Calchiefsfan

            The Chiefs are paying him $9 mil this year, they can’t be too worried but good point. Maybe if there concerned about his long term health they might consider it.

          • Jim Harper

            Yes, the Chiefs have throughly checked out the back and he is fine.

          • Doug McD

            He also could have voiced that he is tired of being in KC. Smoke blows both directions especially if we won’t have him next year. His tender is insurance for us and gives him leverage for an extended deal with a new team.

      • Brady Warshawsky

        Both 2nd’s wouldn’t be enough, in my opinion. We are giving up a proven LT who’s arguably top 10 at his position. We would need more. Perhaps if they threw in another late round pick, that might be enough… But I believe we would want something with more of a track record. It could be a player, at a skill position (WR maybe?)

      • Danny W

        That’s a ridiculous sum and i would snatch in two seconds. The number one overall, two seconds and two thirds and two sixths would be absurd.

      • Donkeyhater

        That’s a pretty good return for him, but I still think we might be better off just re- signing him. That way we can still go any direction we want with the top pick. If we trade him we will have to go tackle in rd 1 and every other team will know that as well which hurts our leverage. And I think we’d be better served getting another position anyway such as an impact DL which could put our D over the top, or still taking an OT if they want and having both instead of just a rookie LT and Stephenson. With all the moves they’ve made recently it’s hard to imagine a mid-2nd rounder starting at too many positions this year, maybe ILB but we can probably get one later. Also keep in mind Jake Long signed today for a pretty reasonable amount so Albert could probably be had for at most that much or less. If they absolutely can’t make any progress on a long-term deal the 2 2nd rounders may be the best option though.

      • toperspective

        If he’s not going to sign an extension for a reasonable amount, then yeah, I’d take it.

      • Billie Cabral

        Both, take it for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Stacy D. Smith

        If they gave us two? They can HAVE him!
        Picture this:
        1.1 Eric Fisher, LT
        2.42 Terron Armstead, RT
        2.54 Kevin Minter, ILB

    • Calchiefsfan

      Agreed. I don’t think you franchise tag a guy just to trade him for a second round pick. I don’t think they’re going OT with their first pick either. We’ll know in about 5 weeks.

      • Jim Harper

        That is exactly the way we got stuck with Cassel. Patriots franchised him then traded him to us. Thanks again Pioli!!!!!

        • Calchiefsfan

          I totally forgot about that one. The Pats really took Pioli on that one. They were hoping someone would be dumb enough to get them off the hook for Cassel’s salary.

          • KCMikeG

            Cassel was definitely Pioli’s downfall but it had nothing to do with us being dumb. Cassel stepped in and had a great year in relief of Brady. Yes the team was great but how often does an unproven back up step in without the team missing a beat? The NE sports press was talking about Cassel being their QBOTF if Brady didn’t come back from the knee or if he would be less than he was before if he did come back. Cassel was actually going to mask more than Brady in 2009 with NE.

            http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/08/sports/football/08araton.html?_r=0

          • http://www.facebook.com/Emndrea Emmett Bubs Andrea

            kaepernick fool. he is way overrated and will fall flat on his face next season. that o-line with gore crabtree and davis is unstoppable. then u got that defense.

          • KCMikeG

            I didn’t say it never happens I said how often does it? Not very often because most teams don’t keep a starter quality QB on the side lines working the clipboard. Kaepernick was hardly unproven like Cassel having passed for over 10,000 yards and ran for over 4,000 yards and had a 4 to 1 TD to Int ratio. Kaepernick won’t fail next year as he has the same team around him. If Brady hadn’t recovered from the knee injury and Cassel had stayed in NE who knows what would have happened?

    • Larry Devore

      starting over by trading 1 player?

    • William Campbell

      What if they know he won’t be back next year? Would rather have a second round pick than just let him walk in free agency

  • [email protected]

    F that stupid move for kc

  • Jarad

    Trading a first round draft pick that is playing like a first round talent, for a second round pick doesn’t seem like a smart move. But the front office hasn’t given me any reason to doubt them at this point

    • toperspective

      If he isn’t being reasonable re a contract extension if puts the FO in a difficult position.

  • Calchiefsfan

    You have to wonder if Clayton is bored and just making stuff up to tweet about.

    • Danny W

      Clayton is pretty credible.

  • kcmaverick5

    Hell no! Dude was a beast and gave up 1 sack last year. We should be focused on moving out of #1 and get either BUF or ARI’s #1 this year, #2 this year, and #1 next year as some others have suggested. That would be solid.

    • http://twitter.com/RusselAzul Russel Azul

      I just dont think you guys realize that nobody is going to give up that much for our first rounder this year. There is no Andrew Luck or RG3! We would be lucky to swap firsts and get a second

  • Bigtexjayhawk

    I absolutely love the way Dorsey and Reid have handled this offseason so far. Wheel &deal baby. Everyone can be traded! 2-14 means u better get on the bus or get run over!! BA had a good year. I think our interior OL play wasnt good and has been addressed. Trade BA for both 2nd rounders. Trade back and swap 1st rd picks and add another 2nd rd. grab MLB, OT, DE/DL and TE all starters. Then grab depth later. Sign Vollmer for rt side. Would love to see Dansby or Jones at ILB along side DJ.

    • http://twitter.com/RusselAzul Russel Azul

      I love when sensible peopel comment! thank you! Some people just dont understand how things work with the draft/nfl, but you do.

  • Jim Harper

    Nothing has happened yet. I for one am reserving any and all judgement until I see Dorsey and Reid fail. I have yet to see anything like that yet. You might remember that most of the moves they have already made nobody saw coming. I believe they know what they are doing.

  • GDL40

    I have a feeling that one way or another he will not be a Chief next year. I hope he is and hope they would sign him to a long term deal, but I have the feeling he wont. – That being said, why not get something for him instead of letting him just walk .? TWO second round picks this year would be a no brainer in that scenario.
    trade down with Buffalo or Arizona and still pick up one of the top three LT’s and with all those picks we could do anything we want to be serious contenders NOW …. if they’re willing to work out a fair deal, then that would be great, he’s proven, and maybe we wont go LT with our first ….

  • Danny W

    I would do it for a second and a fourth.

  • Chris Tarrants

    No way, you don’t trade a first rounder who is one of the best and still young for a second rounder! That’s like trading your Cadillac for an Aveo it just doesn’t make sense

  • http://powellbailbonds.weebly.com/ big chief

    Maybe if they could land Jake Long. He hasn’t signed anywhere right? If they could replace Albert with long and pick up a high pick or two then jump on it.

    • toperspective

      Signed with Rams

  • GDL40

    QUESTION ….. – If he does sign the franchise tag, the Chiefs then would have to pay him the 9-10 mill. So if they then trade him, do the Chiefs just eat up those 10 mill and only have the pick or how would thhat work ????

    • sidibeke

      The fins would get the man and the contract. That’s why we couldn’t trade Cassel; his contract was too big.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyler.eckstein.31 Tyler Eckstein

    The way Albert has been this offseason maybe they are tired of putting up with him or maybe they think his long term health wont hold or he won’t come back to KC next season.. who knows glad I’m nor the coach or GM haha.

    • http://twitter.com/RusselAzul Russel Azul

      There is definitely a risk with resigning him to a long term deal, it would be smart to dump him for a second and maybe a conditional third for next year. :)

  • Lyle Graversen

    I’m in the minority here. I say trade him for their #42 pick as long as they could turn around and sign Volmer or Smith to play RT. They could sign either of those two for significantly less than what they would pay Albert on the tag. Then draft your LT in the 1st round where there is good talent at that position. So you have both tackles set AND a 2nd round pick. If you keep Albert you still need a RT and don’t have cap space to sign a good one and don’t have a 2nd round pick. You could still trade down if someone wants Geno as long as you think one of the top three LTs will still be on the board.

    • dominicscarlatti

      This makes perfect sense to me. Thanks, Lyle.

    • KCMikeG

      Vollmer has had back problems that are more of an issue than Alberts. Andre Smith is a very poor pass blocker which we will be doing much more of this year. Either one would be a step down from Albert. It just seems foolish to trade him away when he is just reaching his best performance. Especially with no better options. It would be even riskier to try to fill both LT & RT in the draft. Keeping Albert, trade down with Bills/Cards to replace our 2nd rounder and drafting Fisher with our 1st round pick makes the most sense to me.

  • sidibeke

    I was totally against some of this (Alex Smith, no Geno, let Albert go, etc.) but I think this is a reasonable strategy. Trade him, get younger, cheaper, healthier and by all accounts better (here is the rub though, unproven) at LT and still have a 2nd and 2 3rds on top of the improvements this team seems to have made so far…Seems like the right direction. Given how long we’ve been going the wrong direction, though, I’m not sure I trust my sense of direction.

  • jimfromkcj

    I would hope they could get 2 second rd picks for him or possibly a second this year and a 1st or 2nd next year depending on how he turned out for them. If he stays healthy and plays 13 or 14 games for them we would get either the first or second round next year. I don’t think there is a chance to get a 1st rd pick this year as there are 3 pretty good LT’s in the draft..

    • http://twitter.com/RusselAzul Russel Azul

      thank you for being sensible! its refreshing

  • steve james

    Hey lets trade Charles! Think of all the picks we could get for him! Wow think of how great the Chiefs would be with more picks and we wouldn’t have that big ol contract think of the cap space!!

    That just doesn’t seem right does it, makes about as much sense to me……

  • berttheclock

    Trading a former 1st for a 2nd would be rare. The last two 1st round players who were traded away went for 1st round picks. NE traded Bledsoe, a Number 1 pick in the draft to Buffalo for Buffalo’s 1st round pick. Randy Moss was a 1st round pick by the Vikings and made 3 Pro Bowls, but, was traded to Oakland for Oakland’s 1st and Harris, a LB.

  • redchiefs

    There’s two OTs out there in free agency, Sebastian Vollmer and Andre Smith. Well, they are names I recognize. Do they play well enough for John Dorsey to notice them and consider their talents. If so why side do they play on and would they be an equal addition if the Chiefs did trade BA to Miami? I realize the Chiefs would then have to draft a tackle, say Fisher, Johnson or Joekel. But what do you all think?

  • ArrowFan

    Anything short of a 1st and a 2nd would be stupid for KC.