Sep 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Branden Albert (76) during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chiefs defeated the Eagles 26-16. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Signs Say Branden Albert to Miami

A year after the Miami Dolphins tried to trade for Branden Albert, it looks like they are only a days away from signing him in free agency. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is saying sources are indicating to him Miami will be where Albert ends up on Tuesday.

The wordage:

Per a league source, all signs currently point to Albert signing with the Dolphins not long after the market officially opens on Tuesday.

Albert is one of three key free agents the Chiefs have on the offensive line. It seemed all but inevitable Albert would leave after this season so it isn’t a surprise he will not be back. The key is whether or not the Chiefs can retain one of either Jon Asamoah or Geoff Schwartz. If the Chiefs can keep one of them then they will return five players who all started at least seven games last season.

As we briefly touched on earlier in the day, Albert was one of the three selections gained from the Jared Allen trade in 2008. He made his first Pro Bowl this year and has been a steady, though unspectacular, presence at left tackle. Missing him is going to hurt but he is replaceable.

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