Branden Albert Trade Rumors: Dolphins Have Considered A Deal
Michael Hickey-USA TODAY Sports
Now that Kansas City Chiefs LT Branden Albert has signed the franchise tender extended to him by the club, he can be traded to the highest bidder.
And the highest bidder may end up being the Miami Dolphins.
According to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins have considered dealing for Albert.
From the Herald:
"Agent Drew Rosenhaus said on his weekly WSVN-7 segment that free agent offensive tackle Eric Winston “would really like to play” for the Dolphins and that the Dolphins have interest, but that the situation is “fluid.” But the Dolphins have had a week to strike a deal since he visited and so far have not.The Dolphins, as of Saturday, had not shown any interest in free agent Bryant McKinnie, who also has expressed interest in the Dolphins. Miami also has considered a trade for Kansas City tackle Branden Albert."
Interesting, to say the least.
The Chiefs unexpectedly released Winston a couple of weeks ago so it would be extremely interesting if both Albert and Winston ended up playing together again in Miami.
The Chiefs are reportedly seeking a 2013 second-round pick, as well as an additional 2014 pick, for Albert’s services.
Chiefs Nation seems to be split on what KC should do with Albert. Some, like me, think that as long as Albert is indeed healthy, that the Chiefs should sign him to a long-term deal and continue to build their team. Others feel Albert is a risk and an expensive risk at that. Those folks prefer KC to trade Albert so the team can get back the second-round pick it traded to the 49ers for QB Alex Smith.
What do you think, Addicts? Will Albert end up in Miami? What about Winston?