Dolphins, Chiefs Trade For Branden Albert All But Dead
Nov 1, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel (left) holds on to the ball as San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Donald Butler (bottom) and cornerback Marcus Gilchrist (38) bring him down as Chiefs tackle Branden Albert (right) looks on during the second quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
For the last couple of weeks it seemed as though the Kansas City Chiefs would trade LT Branden Albert to the Miami Dolphins at any moment.
Only at never happened.
The Chiefs were reportedly looking for an early second-round pick for Albert. The Dolphins had two second-round picks, including one early in the round. It seemed like a perfect match.
Then on Thursday night, the Dolphins used their early second-round pick to trade up to the No. 3 slot in the first round to select DE Dion Jordon. There were some reports that the Dolphins were willing to deal the 54th pick to the Chiefs for Albert.
Yet the second round arrived and instead of making the trade, the Dolphins used the 54th pick to select CB Jamar Taylor.
At this point, it is hard to say what will happen to Branden Albert. As things stand, the Chiefs now have two very good LTs on their roster. It will be interesting to see if the Chiefs settle for less and deal Albert or if they will attempt to have either first-round pick Eric Fisher or Albert play right tackle for a season.
What do you think, Addicts? Will Albert still be on the roster come opening day? If he is, what position will be be playing?