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Chiefs Seeking At Least A Second-Round Pick For OT Branden Albert

Nate Bouda March 22, 2013 Chargers, Chiefs, Dolphins, Lions 2 Comments

Update:

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Kansas City Chiefs are looking for a 2013 second-round pick, as well as an additional selection in 2014 in return for OT Branden Albert.

Rumors began circulating on Wednesday that they were looking to secure a second-rounder for Albert, but this is the first that we’ve heard regarding a package of draft picks.

Speculative options could include the Dolphins, who have two second-round picks to work with, Lions and possibly even the Chargers.

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Mike Garafolo of  USA Today reports that the Kansas City Chiefs aren’t just listening to offers for OT Branden Albert, they are “actively” shopping around him around the league.

The Chiefs are reportedly seeking out suitors for Albert, who just recently signed his one-year franchise tender worth $9.828 million. Kansas City couldn’t trade him until he was under contract.

“I’ve got to do what I’ve got to do,” Albert said. “I don’t know if I’m being traded, but I understand it’s a possibility.”

There have been rumors that Albert could be on the trading block for months now. The Chiefs recent decision to release Eric Winston seemed to suggest that they would keep Albert as their right tackle and possibly draft Luke Joeckel or possibly even Eric Fisher with No. 1 overall pick. Of course, this is still an option, but there’s a chance that they could look to capitalize on the fact that Albert is the best available option at left tackle.

Miami and Detroit could both use help at offensive tackle could be willing to part with as much as second-round pick in return for Albert. Rumors regarding a trade may not pick up until a few weeks before the draft, but this is at least an idea worth some consideration.

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rick-Yuhnke/100002079499044 Rick Yuhnke

    I guess a 2nd for Albert is ok, but why? They will need line help and the draft will help a little, but seriously, why trade him? Is it the money or the fact you do not think much of him?

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      I’m with you Rick. Personally, I like Albert and don’t think his back is that big of an issue. KC would be in a great position if they were to keep him and draft a OT No. 1 overall.

      KC must have not see him as a long-term piece and would prefer to get value while you can now, instead of handing him a huge contract.

      Andy Reid loves to collect draft picks and the Lions, Chargers and Dolphins could all be options.