Albert trade talks could take time

March, 25, 2013
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I often get asked for updates on a potential trade of left tackle Branden Albert of Kansas City.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported last week that the team is shopping Albert, who signed his franchise tag last week. The Chiefs have had talks with the Miami Dolphins. As of Monday, I get the impression that if a trade happens it could take time.

Right now, I think Miami may be the only team really in on Albert and I’m not sure if it is totally sold on the idea.

Schefter reported the Chiefs want a second-round pick this year and likely another pick in 2014. I think they’d take a seventh-round pick this year as the secondary pick. But everything is negotiable. It wouldn’t shock me if the Chiefs accepted just a second-round pick at some point.

Again, I think this process could take some time and if talks heat up, it could be closer to the draft, which is April 25-27.

In other AFC West news:

The Denver Post reports the Denver Broncos had talks with the agent of pass-rusher Dwight Freeney on Monday, but no deal appears imminent. The Broncos are targeting Freeney to replace Elvis Dumervil. He signed with Baltimore on Sunday. The NFL Network reported the New Orleans is expected to show interest in Freeney. If the Broncos don’t sign Freeney, they will likely target John Abraham.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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