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Report: Dolphins Will Meet Albert's Asking Price, Chiefs Are The Hangup


According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Miami Dolphins are prepared to meet Branden Albert’s asking price if the Kansas City Chiefs will agree to trade the LT to the Dolphins.

But the Chiefs may not agree to do so.

According to Rapoport, while Miami has no problem paying Albert, they do have a problem with what the Chiefs are asking in return for the trade.

From RotoWorld:

“I’m told the Dolphins do not have a problem with that,” Rapoport said of Albert’s price tag. “I know some people are saying different. I’m told they don’t have a problem with it.” Per Rapoport, Albert wants “Duane Brown money” — not Jake Long money. Brown signed a six-year, $53.4 million extension last August, with $22.08 million guaranteed. It sounds like the Chiefs will send Albert to the Dolphins if the sides agree to trade terms. Miami has two second-rounders, but would prefer to part with No. 54 rather than 42.

Interesting. There have been other reports floating about that the Chiefs and Dolphins have agreed to trade terms and that it was Albert’s contract demands that are the hangup.

I am not sure what to think here. After all, the Dolphins let Jake Long walk because they didn’t want to pay him. Now we are supposed to believe they are willing to trade a pick and pay Branden Albert a very expensive contract?

Rapoport elaborated on Twitter.

So according to Rapoport, everyone is waiting on the Chiefs. I assume “everyone” is the Dolphins and the Albert camp. It sounds like the Dolphins have put the 5th overall pick on the table and the Chiefs are staunchly demanding the 42nd pick instead.

If that is the case, then I see this deal getting done fairly soon. The Chiefs and Dolphins are essentially playing chicken here and at some point one of them is going to blink.

This is a pretty deep draft so I can understand the Chiefs wanting to get as high up int he second round as possible. Similarly, I can understand why Miami would want to hang on to No. 42.

Clearly the Chiefs and Dolphins are talking and clearly there is some misinformation beng put out there.

What do you think, Addicts?

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  • Bosco Cletus

    And on goes the loooongest trade in NFL history.

  • Doug McD

    Probably won’t be over until Friday!

    • redchiefs

      I totally agree with that, Dolphins NEED a good LT, the three top OTs in the draft will be gone by the time Miami gets to pick, I’d be holding out too if I were the Chiefs.

  • Adam Schwartz

    Stupid move letting Albert walk, or even getting a 2nd round pick for him he is worth more and if he goes we have a rookie and a “?” For starting OTs for our new QB that’ll need to stay upright in order to benefit our team, this is crazy!!!

    • Jason Seibel

      He’s only worth what somebody will pay for him and right now that’s a second rounder. So I guess that’s what he’s worth.

      • Jim Harper

        True enough Jason. The Chief’s are not the greedy ones here. On what planet is a starting LT worth the 42nd pick? The Dolphins are getting him at a bargain. And Adam you need to realize the Chief’s tried in good faith. If they did not want him they would not have given him the franchise tag. Believe me it is Albert holding things up. He lives down there and that is where he wants to be. Otherwise why would it only have taken a week for the Dolphins to come to an agreement and then want to beat us up over 12 pick spots? We already came down off a second pick for next year.

        • Larry

          I do believe Albert is holding things up to. I think he is lazy and don’t want to work in the off season work outs just lik Bowe did last year.

          • ArrowFan

            He hasn’t held out of camp just yet.

          • larry

            Volunteer camps, he has. With a new coach and new players. You would think you would all want to be on the same page. So the team would have a good start. He can get a feel for the new QB. He is getting payed with franchise tag. And there was no talks about a trade until right after camp. So what was he waiting for.
            Thank you for reading.

          • ArrowFan

            Sorry,he missed a volunteer 3 day mini-camp not training camp they are entirely different from one another.

        • ArrowFan

          I wouldn’t be so quick to blame ALbert, Dorsey is just as likely to holding things up. I think to this point Dorsey has played the ALbert situation perfectly. It would not surprise me if we just hold on to him and he starts at LT for the next 5 years.

    • micah stephenson

      Downgrading from Albert/Winston to Joke-OL/Stephenson must mean they tryn to get Alex Smith killed so he lives up to his Cassel 2.0 reputation..

      • dominicscarlatti

        That must mean that you have a very high opinion of Alex Smith, since you engaged in an unrequited love affair with the thoroughly incompetent Cassel. Your opinion about ANY QB is worthless, as you defended MC until the bitter end on these very pages.

        • micah stephenson

          Ok. I know you oviously cant remember everything I tell you. I defended Cassel untill our oline and wr core was good enough to fairly judge the QB. Wen that was in place and I cud fairly judge him then I decided I didnt like him. Like now. Wud it b fair to judge alex smith if we had a sorry ass oline and 1 wr?

      • Larry

        You must not know that Andy Reid was a lineman coach b4. And is a proven winner too. Umm Chiefs last year 2-14 record last year. And how many playoffs games? That the Chiefs. Andy Reid record last year wasn’t but his life time record kind of speaks for itself.
        You need to stop living in Chiefs past and start living in the present.
        Albert is hurt the team not help it with his high price. So get over it

    • Larry

      Hey Andy Reid was a offensive linemen coach at one time you know. And he is a proven winner. So I think he knows what he’s doing. I think you are holding onto the past. The past does not look good with a 2-14 record.

  • Adam Schwartz

    People are acting as though Albert isn’t gonna b a starting LT for the remainder of his career, we are basically giving him away how often to draft picks not work out, this is SO dumb to not keep him y do we need this 2nd round pick bad enough to lose a starting LT what am I missing?!?!

    • micah stephenson

      It has nothing to do with his skills. These fans dont like it when you speak up for yoself or dont do what the master says. If you speak out like Winson and Albert, they wont like you around here. If Mel Kiper and Mayock says the Chiefs better take a LT and you say we shud take a QB, the fans will say how dare you speak out like that! Only thing Albert is spose to say is yes sir and no sir.

      • chiefdeorty

        I would hate being you it is if your stuck in a hamsters wheel. This not the year of the QB get over it!

        • micah stephenson

          Dude. I been over it. Im on to next yrs crop of QBs. Im just pointing out that some fans want a player to not have emotions, wants or needs. I know you dont realize this. But the NFL is a bizness. Most of the team dont expect to win the super bowl but everybody expects to make money. Albert worked his way up to being a hell of a LT and he wants his money and respect. We all want that.

      • Larry

        THERE IS NO QB THIS YEAR. Besides we got a QB for now.
        Its OK to want to get payed or speak up if you are professional about it. But when hurts the team instead of help it. Then it is wrong. BC NFL players are like the stock exchange, player’s value can go up or it can go down. And no team wants the value to go down.
        As far as the QB goes. Andy Reid has made 2nd rounders look like a 1st rounder. So I wouldn’t worry about that situation

        • micah stephenson

          O there is this one QB and you know who he is. How is Albert hurting the team? He treating them wit the same respect he is geting treated.

          • larry

            No there is no QB worth the #1 pick and you know this. Geno Smith is just alot of hype. Not worth #1pick maybe #2or #3 rounder not a #1 pick and he’s the top QB in the draft.
            As far as Albert goes, regardless of what happens to him he has to be professional on how he conducts himself. And keep being a team player in any situation that comes his way. Asking to get payed is OK but when so high it effects the rest of the team. How you ask. Well if he gets payed and the Chiefs need a player down the line, there’s not going to be any money there. Me I hated they payed Bowe after he holded out. I think that’s why the Chiefs start out slow and then went down hill from there. There is no I in team.
            Thank you for reading

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Larry-Vandesande/1692334818 Larry Vandesande

      Hear, hear! When Chiefs drafted Albert in 2008 with the 15th overall pick, he was a guard converted to tackle. Five years later he has been a starting left tackle his whole career. Pro Football Focus graded him a plus-15 for his play last year and he has contributed to Chiefs having the best running attack in the AFC twice. Chiefs are willing to give this away for a second round pick? There is no offensive tackle in this year’s draft as good as him after No. 42 in the draft. Translation, Chiefs will be making a mistake with this trade by giving up more than they receive in return. What makes it worse is Chiefs will use the No. 1 pick to do nothing more than fill a position that was already adequately filled by a starter.

    • Larry

      He is hurting the team by not signing a reasonable contract, for demanding such a high paycheck.

      • ArrowFan

        I guess the same way that Bowe hurt the team last year then.

        • larry

          Yes, just like Bowe did last year. I hated that they payed him. BC the Chiefs started out slow and went down hill after that. If you consider a 2-14 record a start. Oh yeah Bowe was good, NOT!!!!
          Thank you for reading.

    • ArrowFan

      I agree I will also add that do we need the cap room even if we don’t work a long term deal for Albert and he plays under the tag?

  • Calchiefsfan

    There’s more to this story than we now know. it will be interesting to see how this plays out. I love all this back and forth, makes the off season more fun. I applaud the Chiefs for not caving and holding out for as much as they can get. If Miami doesn’t offer enough then the worst case scenario is we keep a good, (overpriced at $9.8 mil), LT. I’d like to know exactly what the agreed contract is with Miami. Did they really agree to pay Albert that much?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005102554690 Jason Taylor

    Get it done. Draft Fisher. Take the 54th… Who cares at this point. He’s a malcontent. If for some reason they don’t make a trade that involves Albert… Id cut him. You don’t need a cancerous, self-absorbed a-hole in the locker room at this point. The Chiefs have gone about a very productive offseason, landing marquee free agents, a potential hall of fame coach, assembled a new coaching staff… ( Thanks for keeping Emmitt, classy )… Released one a-hole… If you gotta let Albert walk for the 54th instead of the 42nd… WHO CARES. Get him, and his ridiculous cap hit off the roster, draft Fisher(Joekel)… One of the two and then go about what we all want… A PLAYOFF WIN

    • Justin R Groth

      malcontent you mean wanting job security? oh yea he is so horrible, even though we never heard anything from him but how he wanted to be a chiefs and a leader for this team before people badgered him about changing spots for five years…

      • Larry

        Albert’s situation look like Bowie’s hold out from last yr. Its OK to want to get payed. But wow, really. You are going to try to hurt the team while you do. That’s not a leader and that’s not a team player. Sorry its not

        • ArrowFan

          How has he hurt the team?

          • larry

            Look below this post.

        • Justin R Groth

          Not sure how it hurts the team for a person who was told he might not be around for long to skip out on volunteer workouts. I think not going and then not ending up being traded is better for the team than say he goes looks AMAZING to the young guys and then is gone… That sure would help moral for the team. K play good, have the coach call you pro bowl material, get traded.

          • larry

            To ask for a price that could keep your team from signing another player that could put your team on top of the league THATS HOW!!! Next time think before you open your mouth. Just BC you are good don’t mean a thing. There is no I in the word team player.

          • Darkwolf1414

            You’re right. There is no I in the “word” team player. Team player is 2 words. LOL
            Albert is asking for money that teams will pay. NFL careers are so short that you have to try to get the dough while you can.

          • larry

            And the Chiefs offer him a price they are willing to pay for a long term contract. Yet he is wanting more, who don’t want more or what they can get while they can. But at what cost? To lose the chance to pick up a player that could put your team on top of the league BC you don’t have money to pay they guy. Like I’ve said before, its OK to get payed but not if it hurts the team.
            Thank you for reading all my comments before saying anything about them.

          • ArrowFan

            The Chiefs already have the $$ to pay this years draft regardless of the Tag $$ paid to Albert.

          • Justin R Groth

            Your blaming Albert for Dorsey and Reid’s spending spree? Because we had cap room when he first said what he wanted.

    • Larry

      Fisher, Fisher!!!!!!!
      GO Chiefs!!!!!

  • Danny W

    This game of chicken will end by Wed.

    • Jim Harper

      Might even go until Friday, since the 2nd round does not start until Fri night

  • redchiefs

    The Chiefs gave up a top 2nd round pick AND a conditional pick next year for a very good proven football player, I guess if Miami wants a proven, very good football player they should be willing to do the same. Actually, Albert’s play has been more consistent than that of Alex Smith. If Miami wants him they really should step up, the Chiefs could keep Albert and draft Fisher (who’s said he’d play right tackle).

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Larry-Vandesande/1692334818 Larry Vandesande

      Chiefs recieved a starting quarterback, not an offensive tackle. There is a very large difference.

  • Jason Seibel

    How crazy would it be if the Chiefs matched Miami’s deal, resigned Albert, announced it Thursday morning and then turned the draft on its head by drafting somebody else completely! Unlikely, I know, but it would still be funny!

    • ArrowFan

      It could still happen

    • Darkwolf1414

      That would be awesome.

  • sidibeke

    I don’t think Mia could move up high enough in the first to get one of the 3 LTs by offering their 1st and their 42nd, so it seems like KC should have the leverage here.

  • Roger Mihalko

    just trade him, take the which ever second rounder (be happy you got a second rounder back) drink back the cap space you get. Draft Dion Jordon #1 and go from there.

  • Larry

    I say if Miami is willing to pay Albert his money. Then they are willing to give up both #2 picks. (Not saying it will happen, but who knows until you ask.)
    GO Chiefs!!!!!!

  • [email protected]

    Wheel and deal him draft fisher and keep it moving our this was to give Albert a reality check on the market

    • ArrowFan

      Or just pay him what Miami has agreed to.

  • Bigtexjayhawk

    First if all, KC has done great things this offseason that we are all aware of. It is go time. Go win a championship. BA is only wanting more money and that is Ok but gonna make it somewhere else. Kc cant pay top dollar to each player who hits FA.
    I love the way this is unfolding. We have the ultimate prize in drafting top LT and we are holding the top LT. Set the price, stop negotiations while other vultures circle BAs carcass and let them fight for the prey. In the end BA may make more money and KC may get a higher pick. If Mia wont give 42 up then dont do the deal.

    • ArrowFan

      I agree I would also add that for the price that Miami has reportedly agreed to I wouldn’t mind paying ALbert and just keeping him.

  • ArrowFan

    54 isn’t worth it. hold fast Dorsey and get the 42. Other wise we will need a 2014 conditional pick as well.

  • ArrowFan

    I would love to pay Albert 53 mill over 5 years with only 22 mill guaranteed. That to me is a very reasonable contract for Albert. That is not the brake the bank contact that we have been hearing about.

  • Grant

    You must remember Albert also has a serious back injury to deal with. Highest paid offensive tackle with a bad back? Sounds like a horrible idea to me. Let him go!