On Wednesday, reports surfaced that showed the Miami Dolphins have serious interest in acquiring Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Branden Albert. Just one day later, the Chiefs have given the player they slapped with the franchise tag permission to meet with Miami in hopes of making progress towards getting a deal done.
Albert lives in Miami and is expected to meet with the Dolphins and take a physical, according to John Clayton of ESPN.
The Chiefs are seeking a second-round pick in exchange for Albert, so they can recover the pick that they traded away to acquire Alex Smith. It is a value that makes perfect sense for the Dolphins, who hold two second-round picks thanks to a trade last season that sent Vontae Davis to the Indianapolis Colts.
Trading away one of the second-round picks would give the Dolphins a top-tier tackle to replace Jake Long and then free up their first-round pick to address another position of need.
If a trade is to happen, the visit to Miami is the first major step.
Kansas City would like to get a deal done before the start of the 2013 NFL Draft, and it looks like the Dolphins will do some digging to determine whether Albert is worth one of those second-round picks. We believe he is.