Sunday, April 21, 2013
Branden Albert trade talks ongoing
By Bill Williamson
With the Darrelle Revis trade from the New York Jets to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the books, trade attention turns to Branden Albert.
With the weekend brought finality to the long Revis process, Albert’s potential trade from the Kansas City Chiefs to the Miami Dolphins is still in the works.
The Chiefs and Dolphins have been talking about a trade involving the left tackle for several weeks. Last week, the Chiefs granted the Dolphins permission to talk to Albert about a contract. Those talks remain ongoing.
While both sides are interested in getting a deal done, I think it’s about 50-50 that a deal actually gets done. I wouldn’t be surprised if the talks extend until Friday when the second round of the draft occurs. The Dolphins have two second-round picks, No. 42 and No. 54. The Dolphins would like to trade the second of the two picks.
The Chiefs would rather have the No. 42 pick. But I wouldn’t be surprised that, in the end, the Chiefs take the No. 54 pick because they want to get back into the second round after dealing the No. 34 pick to San Francisco for Alex Smith last month.
This story is ongoing and will be monitored as the week goes on.