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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  • Tyler_KC_Fan

    If he honestly thinks going to that mess of a team is a good idea then have at it! He’s greedy anyways and if he’s willing to accept the money to go to a team that has zero chemistry and is a total reck then that’s fine. If he’s smart he will go to ARZ or stay in KC, not go to MIA.

    • paul pace

      I think Albert has a home in Miami and really wants to live there all year long. So, if Miami is going to pay the money he wants I think he is history. I am not so upset of losing him but would be upset if the Chiefs didn’t retain Schwartz. Unfortunately, there appears to be no movement on the Chiefs part with regards to retaining any of there FA’s. I am sure there is some talk behind the scenes going on with some of the players but nothing public.

      • Troy Utt

        Maybe some behind the scene’s talk with Schwartz’s agent… If I’m not mistaken Big Geoff got married yesterday & I’d be willing to bet Momma’s not talkin’ football today! LOL

        • Bryan Staley

          I gotta say, I think I would be horribly disappointed if the Chiefs couldn’t retain Schwartz! This is a player that has said he has really enjoyed his time in KC and would love the opportunity to come back next year!
          I would also like to hear opinions on signing Antonio Cromartie! He’s 6-2, 205lbs and very good man on man.

          • Rich Cooper

            I gotta say it would be refreshing for a guy to follow through on these kinds of situations.if you wanna stay here then stay. I get its a business, but if you don’t want to stay why say it. It’s not like the Chiefs are gonna completely screw you.

          • Troy Utt

            Well… It doesn’t look as though Schwartz is going to be retained…
            At this point the one name we really have not heard much about is Asamoah. Let’s hope the Chiefs are workin’ that phone as well…
            As for Antonio Cromartie, I would have no problem with KC signing him if the $$ were right! He had a down year last season in a new system. But had his best year playing press man in 2012 when Sutton was there, so we know he should be physically able to handle the rigors of it… I just don’t know whether KC can afford him either or not??? If they did not pay to get Schwartz then there is very little hope for a Byrd, Cromartie, etc… As with the cap money KC has available by the time they made the move they would for all purpose’s be done paying players this off-season!

  • Brian Dempsey

    Like they say, a sucker is born every minute. Truth be told, both Fisher and Stephenson faced a better series of opponents than Albert did recently & watching all three of them closely via NFL Game Rewind, it stood out like a sore thumb that Albert was not head & shoulders above either Fisher or Stephenson. I applaud John Dorsey and Andy Reid for not caving in on this one.

    Say hello to an extra compensatory pick in the 2015 draft.

  • berttheclock

    Makes a ton of sense from many angles. First, he has a home in Miami. So, it really makes little difference about whether or not the Dolphins are going to be any good. This is a Professional Entertainment Business. You take the money where it is offered. If he can stay home and have his business manager make some good money out the guaranteed upfront money he will receive, so be it for him. On the Miami side, you have a new GM coming to town trying to prove he is going to be better than Ireland, which really will not take much to do. Secondly, he is trying, also, to prove he was not simply allowed to escape being fired in Tampa Bay.

    John Dorsey has far too much on his plate to even worry about this. This is move on time with the Chiefs.

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    • Rich Cooper

      In theory I’d be OK with it, but the system fit seems problematic. So I would guess it will be unlikely.

  • Daniel Mayfield

    Let him go. Train the younger men that are on the team, Stephensen