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06:50 AM ET 04.23 | We may have moved slightly closer to seeing a move out of Kansas City for left tackle Branden Albert. The Miami Dolphins have shown all offseason they're unafraid to spend to get what they want. Their pursuit of [Albert] fits with that new organizational thinking. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Dolphins are willing to meet Albert's asking price, that being a contract similar to the six-year, $53.4 million contract extension signed by Houston Texans offensive tackle Duane Brown last summer. This stands in contrast to a recent report by Yahoo! Sports that stated the Dolphins and Albert wouldn't be a match unless his price "comes down significantly."

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April 23, 2013  07:05 AM ET

I don't understand why they would pay Brandon Albert this money if they wouldn't pay Jake Long.

April 23, 2013  07:54 AM ET

Thank you Howie for stopping by. :)

April 23, 2013  08:01 AM ET
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I don't understand why they would pay Brandon Albert this money if they wouldn't pay Jake Long.

Because Jake Long ain't all that ?

April 23, 2013  08:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Thank you Howie for stopping by. :)

+1

April 23, 2013  08:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I don't understand why they would pay Brandon Albert this money if they wouldn't pay Jake Long.

I don't get it either...

They must not like Jake Long at all.

April 23, 2013  08:03 AM ET

Will he meet their demands and block somebody?

April 23, 2013  08:05 AM ET

All these big contracts are going to make it hard for any team to tag any player in a few years.

April 23, 2013  08:39 AM ET

KC has to be breathing a sigh of relief. Their plan was based on unloading Albert and it was starting to look like they would get stuck with him. Miami? They just let one injury prone tackle go so that they could pick up another injury prone tackle.

April 23, 2013  09:15 AM ET

Not sure you pay an OT $9M if he's not even a pro bowler. What am I missing here?

April 23, 2013  09:19 AM ET
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Not sure you pay an OT $9M if he's not even a pro bowler. What am I missing here?

I think it's the Dolphins that are missing something here.

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April 23, 2013  12:20 PM ET

Fat Albert??

April 23, 2013  12:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I don't understand why they would pay Brandon Albert this money if they wouldn't pay Jake Long.

He has a better agent.

April 23, 2013  12:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Fat Albert??

Hey, Hey, Hey!

April 23, 2013  01:05 PM ET
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I don't get it either... They must not like Jake Long at all.

Maybe it's just that they don't trust him to stay healthy. He's had injuries to five areas in two years (back, triceps, biceps, knee and shoulder). Seems like a lotta red flags.

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