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Chiefs shop Branden Albert for 2013 and 2014 draft picks

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12:48 PM ET 03.22 | The Kansas City Chiefs have a price in mind if some team is interested in acquiring left tackle Branden Albert. The team is seeking a second-round pick in this year's draft as well as a pick in 2014 in any trade for its franchise player, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Friday. The Chiefs have had trade discussions with the Miami Dolphins, among other NFL teams, sources said. If the Chiefs could get back two picks, it would help make up for the second-round pick and conditional third-round pick that they gave up for quarterback Alex Smith. Chiefs officials are at Texas A&M Friday to work out offensive tackle Luke Joeckel and plan to individually work out other premier left tackles.

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March 22, 2013  02:10 PM ET
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That's asking way too much.But, the Chiefs are really busy this off season.

Add in this quote from Albert-"I want to know where I'm going, when I'm going, and I want some security," he told USA Today

He wants a long term deal. Now. Hard to trade a tagged guy and give up much for one year of play at almost $10 million.

March 22, 2013  04:55 PM ET

I thought teams trading for franchised players lost 2 first round picks?? "Specifically, the player would sign an offer sheet, the current team would have an opportunity to match it, and if the current team doesn???t match within a week, the current team would receive a first-round pick in 2013 and a first-round pick in 2014."-Pro Football Weekly. What am I missing here?

March 23, 2013  12:56 AM ET

That would still be a stupid move for the Chiefs. I know they would get picks. But you are talking about a tackle that only gave up 1 sack and only 6 penalties. Better then Bushrod, Jake Long, and any other tackle you can mention. Their already missing their right tackle now lose a soon to be pro bowler for a Tackle that could be worse then what we have? Spinvilchy you are correct about the picks. Yeah he pulled a muscle in his back but that happens all the time He will be back and no worse for wear.

March 23, 2013  12:57 AM ET

Draft a tackle and sign Albert to a long term contract Albert at left tackle.

March 23, 2013  11:08 AM ET

Hmmm.......I think San Fran will be giving a ring...they have like a gazillion picks to deal .

March 24, 2013  12:07 AM ET
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I thought teams trading for franchised players lost 2 first round picks?? "Specifically, the player would sign an offer sheet, the current team would have an opportunity to match it, and if the current team doesn???t match within a week, the current team would receive a first-round pick in 2013 and a first-round pick in 2014."-Pro Football Weekly. What am I missing here?

That is if a team is dealing w/ the player directly, signing him to a contract and providing the former team compensation.

If the team currently holding a player's rights negotiates a trade with someone, then the Franchise Tag doesn't mean anything. If the player signed the tender, then that is his 1 year contract w/ the other team. If he hasn't, then you would think once compensation has been negotiated, then there would be a window of time for the acquiring team to come to terms with the player long term.

I can't think of any 2-#1 pick Franchise players changing hands. Curtis Martin and Laveranues Coles were both acquired for a #1 & a #3.

 
March 24, 2013  02:51 PM ET
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That would still be a stupid move for the Chiefs. I know they would get picks. But you are talking about a tackle that only gave up 1 sack and only 6 penalties. Better then Bushrod, Jake Long, and any other tackle you can mention. Their already missing their right tackle now lose a soon to be pro bowler for a Tackle that could be worse then what we have? Spinvilchy you are correct about the picks. Yeah he pulled a muscle in his back but that happens all the time He will be back and no worse for wear.

I don't agree. I think that it is really smart. He is a good player for sure but they can get another franchise LT with their 1st round pick that will be cheaper and younger. Then use the 2nd round pick for the QB of the future. Shed his salary at the same time and get an additional pick as well for 2014. In fact I think it is brilliant if they can pull it off. The top QB's in this years draft will fall to 2nd round and Reid can really make something out of one of the top 3 guys even if Geno Smith goes in 1st round which is likely.

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