Dolphins, Branden Albert Talking Contract, According To Report


Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier this week we told you that the Kansas City Chiefs had given the Miami Dolphins permission to negotiated with LT Branden Albert.

Now it appears those negotiations are taking place.

The report comes from Mike Jurecki of 910 AM Xtra Sports.

Not sure how credible this reporter is. This is the first time I’ve seen anything from him, though his tweet was retweeted by Evan Silva of RotoWorld and NBC Sports so that lends Jurecki some credibility in my eyes.

This report makes sense to me. The Dolphins are clearly interested in Albert and the Chiefs wouldn’t have given Miami permission to talk to Albert if there wasn’t a decent offer on the table. Miami, in turn, wouldn’t be negotiating with Albert if they didn’t think they could strike a deal with the former first-round pick. KC let Miami know about how much Albert was looking for, according to previous reports.

Now all that needs to happen is for Albert’s agent to work out a contract with the Dolphins. If the two sides agree to terms, Albert will take a physical and in all likelihood, the Dolphins will send the Chiefs a second-rounder.

The Chiefs were reportedly looking for a high second-round pick. Miami has two selections in that round, the highest being #42 overall. Miami’s other second-rounder is #54.

If the trade goes through and the Chiefs do get the high second-round pick, KC’s draft will look like this:

1, (34) Alex Smith , 42, 63, 96, 99, 134, 170, 204, 207