The soap opera between the Chiefs and LT Branden Albert took several interesting turns Thursday afternoon, a week before the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
First, ESPN.com reported that the Chiefs had given the Miami Dolphins permission to speak directly to Albert. The report from John Clayton said Albert would visit the Dolphins offices in Miami for conversation and a physical exam.
But, as the Chiefs wrapped up their three-day voluntary mini-camp, head coach Andy Reid was asked whether the Chiefs had given such permission to the Dolphins and Albert.
“That’s not true, that’s not true,” Reid said.
So the Chiefs Nation continues to wait to see just what happens between the team and its franchise player. There is little doubt the Chiefs are trying to trade Albert and hopes they can conclude something before the 2013 NFL Draft begins next Thursday night. As the team’s franchise player designee, Albert has signed his tender offer so he is under contract for the 2013 season. But Albert wants a long term deal; certainly the Chiefs would like a long-term deal as well.