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Thursday, April 18, 2013
Pros, cons for Branden Albert to Dolphins

By James Walker

The Miami Dolphins appear one step closer to filling their vacant left tackle position. According to senior writer John Clayton, the agent for Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Branden Albert was given permission to talk to the Dolphins about a potential trade.

Is Albert a good match for the Dolphins? Let’s examine the pros and cons.
Overall, this is a tricky decision for the Dolphins. Some may feel Miami would be better off drafting a younger left tackle (Lane Johnson?) who will be more affordable. Others may opt for the sure thing in Albert, even if it impacts Miami’s salary cap for the next few years. This is one of the toughest decisions Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland will make this offseason.