One of the most talked about trades leading into the draft may not happen, and if it does it likely won’t happen the way we thought it would. Ever since they brought him back, the Kansas City Chiefs were believed to have been shopping left tackle Branden Albert. They found a willing trade partner in the Miami Dolphins, but they aren’t hearing everything they want to be hearing.
According to a report from Palm Beach Post writer Ben Volin, the Dolphins are willing to pay Albert the $9 million per year salary he wants, they just won’t give up either of their second round draft picks to get him.
— Ben Volin (@BenVolinPBP) April 25, 2013
So while it was looking like the Chiefs and Dolphins looked to be on the verge of a deal, things have changed and this may not be a trade that gets announced until the second day. It’s worth noting that the Dolphins could have re-signed Jake Long for less than they’re willing to pay Albert and they wouldn’t have had to given up any picks to get him either.
But this is Jeff Ireland we’re taking about, it’s not like things are screwed on tight in Miami.