Nov 1, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tackle Branden Albert (76) walks to the locker room after the San Diego Chargers beat the Chiefs 31-13 at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Miami Dolphins Not Willing to Trade Second-Round Pick for Branden Albert


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.

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.

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  • Thomas Sparks, Jr.

    Screw Miami, what a Joke that GM is, let Long go, but BA isn’t worth a second round pick?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tommy-Gosling/1641583167 Tommy Gosling

      Idiot

      • Thomas Sparks, Jr.

        I see your capacity for intelligence has reached an all time high!
        Great come back, Casper Milktoast!

  • disqus_lErxtGq0Wb

    Thank god BA is not worth a second round pick. I would rather them was a second round pick to move up and get a rookie that is in better shape, not injury prone

  • http://twitter.com/popeye07 Sean O’Reilly

    Calm down people!! This is a poker game, do you want to get a player for a descent price or a great price??? Its all about leverage and who blinks first, let the big boys handle this