NFL rumors: Cardinals will make a ‘big run’ at Branden Albert

Jan 4, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tackle Branden Albert (76) during the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Offensive tackle Branden Albert will be one of the top offensive tackles available in free agency, and there continue to be reports that the Arizona Cardinals will be one of the favorites to land the Pro Bowler.

The Kansas City Chiefs have already come to realize that Albert is likely walking in free agency, so now other teams can begin looking at whether or not Albert will be a good fit for their team.

If the Cardinals fail to snag Albert in free agency, then offensive tackle will be a first-round target for the team.

NFL Draft insider Tony Pauline wrote:

I’m told the Arizona Cardinals will make a big run at Branden Albert if he hits free agency as expected.  If they don’t come away with Albert sources say the Cardinals will look offensive tackle in round one.

Along with the Cardinals, the Miami Dolphins will be a team that is expected to look long and hard at Albert.

Miami and Kansas City were involved in trade talks for Albert last season and their glaring needs along the offensive line make him an obvious target.

Topics: Arizona Cardinals, Branden Albert, Kansas City Chiefs, NFL, NFL Rumors

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  • jimfromkcj

    If more than one team is interested in Albert, it might pay us to franchise him and trade him for a second rd pick and sweeten it with an Asamoah for Jerry trade and if we have to throw in a couple of million cash, it would still be worth a second round pick. I don’t know all the rules pertaining to these kinds of transactions, but I hate to see him go for nothing.

    • mnelson52

      I the the Cardinals would go to the draft before they would pay 120% of the average of the top five left tackles

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