Chiefs, Dolphins Working On Branden Albert Trade

The only Kansas City Chiefs player refusing to show up for the first minicamp under head coach Andy Reid could finally be on his way to a new team. The Chiefs have had “extensive talks” with the Miami Dolphins, according to the Sun-Sentinel.BrandenAlbertMattCassel

GM John Dorsey has been looking for a second-round pick in exchange for his franchise player and the Dolphins currently own two, picks 42 and 54. It’s Miami’s 11 total picks that put them in the spotlight as one of the teams capable of trading into the top spot to grab a left tackle.

Instead of putting together a huge package for the No. 1 pick, spinning the 54th selection for the proven Albert would be a much simpler deal for both sides to complete. It would also allow Kansas City to recoup the pick sent to the San Francisco 49ers in the Alex Smith trade.

While the report states no deal is imminent (“the process has just begun”), Albert is expected to take a physical with the Dolphins medical staff. You don’t get that far in discussions unless you’re close to a deal.

The two sides have more than a week to continue working on a deal, with the second round set to kick off next Friday at 5 pm.

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