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Branden Albert and Dolphins talking again

The on-again, off-again talks between the Dolphins and the Branden Albert camp are on-again and they are quite hot right now, a club source is telling me this morning.

On Tuesday I sent out multiple texts to club sources and, as expected, got the silent treatment across the board. (I'v been told by sources that when I don't get responses, that usually means something is happening). But this morning I got one response and this team source tells me the Dolphins remain interested in Albert, are talking with Albert's camp, want to give him a physical, and will be talking to the Chiefs about him in the coming hours or days.

So this possible trade for the Kansas City Chiefs left tackle -- derailed recently by the Chiefs' wanting high draft compensation for him, the Dolphins declining to make a significant and tangible offer, and the Albert contract demands -- is back on track.

There are still hurdles apparently so it is too early to say this will definitely happen. But my sense is we're getting to that point where all the parties want answers and the answer is going to be get it done. The NFL draft begins tomorrow at 8 p.m.

I cannot say with certainty, but my speculation is the Dolphins would like to know by that time what Albert's health status is. That means they'd probably like to get him a physical by then. It's possible the Chiefs won't allow a physical before a trade is agreed to and make the trade contingent on that physical -- as is custom in most trades. So already you have different agendas at work.

It remains interesting to me that the draft-choice or player compensation to the Chiefs is more of a sticking point for the Dolphins than the contract with the player.

It boggles because the Albert camp wants significant money. Reports have been that Albert, who is currently signed to a $9.8 million franchise tender, wants to average $9 million per season and he wants it structured so that he's protected from being cut after just one year. The $9 million is elite left tackle money and one can argue that Albert is a good player but not an elite player.

The Dolphins, which have approximately $9 million in salary cap space now but get another $10 million after June 1 (from the release of Karlos Dansby and Kevin Burnett), have the necessary cap room to sign Albert and eventually sign their draft picks.

 

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its a huge pick up marc, dont have to worry about lt now. and i agree ireland is trying hard to trade down and pick back up the extra pick. stay tuned, i cant wait

DUSTY...IS A DUMB FAN ?

NO

HE'S A CELLAR FAN ,LIKE DASHI AND ODIN......

Am I the only one who has noticed in the final week before the draft all of a sudden teams are 'talking'? And the fans are biting?

course not aloco, and im not sure its really yesterday cause hes usually a normal guy not acting a fool

DUSTY, YOUR EDUCATED IN FLORIDA,I CAN TELL>

(BUFFET OF KNOWLEDGE)

Dusty,

Again, you keep telling me Im wrong.

WHAT VCKING PART OF THIS WAS SAID ON ESPN YOU KEEP MISSING IN MY POST.

Im only trying to clarify.

CAN YOU [PLEASE CLARIFY WHY YOUR REPORT ON ALBERT AND ESPN'S REPORT ON ALBERT ARE SO DIFFERENT.

PLEASE STOP TELLING ME IM FVCKING WRONG WHEN I KEEP TELLING YOU THIS SAID BY ESPN TODAY.

Oh yea

People who live in St Louis have taken too many wrong turns in life. They shouldn't be allowed to have an opinion.

Oh it's not only about what ESPN said. It's also about the diva attitude (he openly refuses to play RT) and the fact many KC fans are also relieved to get rid of him because they were worried about his back issues.

DUSTY,


THAT WAS YG FOR SURE...WHEN HE FEELS HE'S RIGHT AT SOME THING,HE KEEPS TALKING UNTIL SOME ONE ASK FOR MERCY.......

TO
BE
OR
NOT
TO
BE.

yesterday if your that dumb that u cant look up albert and see in played in 13 games last year theres nothing else we can do to help u. this cant be the yesterday normally on here though

marc is even dumber than dusty, so now they are friends.

Albert is our best option bye far we are built to win ,,,,,,that is the goal we play to win the game ,,,,,,and don't you forget it

hydra download sports radio 810 in kc and see how fans feel. they are pissed about the deal. they are blaming bowe for losing albert. they overpaid bowe just so they wouldnt lose albert and now they loset him anyways cause they feel they cant afford both

MARC,


WHERE DID YOU RECEIVE YOUR MIDDLE SCHOOL DIPLOMA ????

well sad if true aloco, cause the normal yesterday is usally up for a decent debate but never acts like a retarded rock

I might be dumb but you will always be a stupid loser,,,,,,,how does it feel loser boy

Albert is a prima donna. Why can't you see the obvious. Refuses to play anything but LT, demands too high of a contract and has had only one full season.

This is what some of you idiots think is a good deal? This is who you pay top dollar and a high pick?

Only lunatics or idiots would think so.

Year Team G GS
2008 Kansas City Chiefs 15 15
2009 Kansas City Chiefs 14 14
2010 Kansas City Chiefs 15 15
2011 Kansas City Chiefs 16 16
2012 Kansas City Chiefs 13 11
TOTAL 73 71

Matawan middle school 1979 honor role award winner

Anyway, 3 lost games is bad enough. And a coach like Andy Reid not wanting him is even worse, it speaks aloud about his lack of athleticism.

Now, should we repeat everything we have been disscusing here all day, or maybe dusty will be kind enough to review the old pages of this blog before he repeats all his branden albert propaganda yet again?

alston why would he? would u? knowing it would cost u a lot of cash

Where did you get your butt pirate degree?

DUSTY,


YG LOVES TALKING FOOTBALL WITH YOU,BUT AFTER 5;00 PM IS LITTLE TRICKY TO TALK SENSE WITH HIM.....PASS THE BOTTLE,PLEASE....

Shannahan is going to be dogged for the rest of his life about when he will let RG3 play. What a total f'k up he is.

thanks oliver whoever u r for looking it up, i sent that link but yesterday couldnt figure it out

hydra your a genius. try actually watching players play for once

He lives in miami he wants to play at home

Albert is a freakin moose I like him alot

YG OWES DUST AN APOLOGY ..

(( AN APOLOGY SENATOR ))...........

dusty the decision is Irelands, why would he pay top dollar for an average rated player that missed a full season 80% of his career?

dustybottom,

Espn is correct that Albert has played 16 games only once in his 5yr career(2011).

Youre right he missed 3 games last season, but he ony had 11 starts last season. Espn counted 2 games he didn't start as missed games. That's where they get 5 as the number of 2012 missed games.

http://www.nfl.com/player/brandenalbert/660/profile

new article up

DUSTY,

FORGIVE YG .......PEACE,AGAIN................

Yes he does dusty is a good dude

Posted by: dusty bottoms | April 24, 2013 at 06:26 PM

This doesn't make him any less of a diva. And yet I can textually quote many posts written by KC fans expressing relieve he is coming to the Dolphins because of his back issues.

ALOco,

Dusty's to dumb to explain how espn had a 2 game discrepancy between what he said and what they said. He kept telling me I was and that wasn't the correct answer to my question.

I looked it up myself and correctly explained it to dusty when he should have been the one correctly explaining it to me.

YG...AGREE WITH YOU @ 6;36 PM....BUT YOU GOT TO KNOW HE LIVES IN KC ,WHICH IS VERY CLOSE TO FL ,WHEN IT COMES TO EDUCATION.....


YOU GOT TO BE HUMBLE ,WHEN YOU SHOW OTHERS THE WAY ......

Please don't trade for this fat toad!!!!!!!!!!!!

Albert is no Fat Albert... He was when he was first drafted. But Todd Haley ran his butt off his second season. He went down from like 335 to 315 where he is listed at still today. By the way he has started 71 out of a possible 80 at LT in his 5 seasons. Really good player, think this is more of a cap move than anything else. They can get Joeckel or Fisher for less than half of the money that Albert wants

Also the back spasms only occurred last season, before that he was pretty injury free. Only missing 4 games in his first 4 seasons.

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