It appears as though Kansas City Chiefs LT Branden Albert may well end up playing football for the Miami Dolphins in 2013.
Rumors are swirling that the Chiefs and Dolphins are in talks about a potential trade that would send Albert to Miami for a second-round draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
This, from Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel:
However, it appears General Manager Jeff Ireland might not wait until Thursday to improve that unit.
According to league sources, the Dolphins have had extensive talks with Kansas City about acquiring Branden Albert for a second-round pick, and team sources acknowledge a trade could be finalized before next Thursday’s NFL draft.
The Dolphins and Chiefs, two franchises that have a good relationship because of Andy Reid’s long standing friendship with former team czar Bill Parcells, who is Ireland’s mentor, have been discussing this possible trade since last month’s NFL owners meeting.
This comes right around the same time that Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported that the Dolphins were indeed interested in acquiring Albert.
A number of Chiefs fans that I have talked to really want the team to re-sign Albert long-term but the closer we get to the draft, it is looking more and more like Albert’s time in KC is through.