Sept. 16, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tackle Branden Albert (76) during a game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs Say Branden Albert Trade Talks Dead; Two Sides Discussing Long-Term Contract

The Kansas City Chiefs put long-term contract talks on hold while they were discussing a potential trade with the Miami Dolphins leading up to and throughout the NFL Draft. After the Dolphins were unable to match the second-round compensation that Kansas City was hoping for, the two sides have called off the deal and Kansas City is once again looking to secure Albert with a long-term deal.

Per Ian Rapoport of

The two sides will have until July 15 to agree. 

It will be interesting to see whether the Chiefs will attempt to negotiate Albert’s contract as a left tackle or right tackle. With No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher coming in to town, it would be tough to invest a lot of money in both tackles if one will be unhappy with the position.

On a bright note, new head coach Andy Reid values both tackle positions the same and both Albert and Fisher will be a big part of the team moving forward.

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