Dolphins reportedly working on deal for KC's Albert

Published On: Apr 18 2013 12:55:21 PM EDT
Updated On: Apr 18 2013 01:14:25 PM EDT
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The Miami Dolphins have apparently targeted the player they want to fill Jake Long's shoes at left tackle.

According to ESPN, the Dolphins are discussing a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs that will bring tackle Branden Albert to Miami.

Talks have progressed so far that Albert is expected to meet with Dolphins officials at the team's facility in the next few days.

Before any deal can be worked out, Albert must agree to a long-term contract with his new team. The 6-year offensive lineman out of Virginia signed a franchise tender worth almost $10 million with the Chiefs for 2013, but Albert has sat out Kansas City's voluntary workouts in hopes of negotiating a contract that will take him beyond next season.

ESPN's John Clayton writes that Miami would have to give up one of their two second-round picks in next week's NFL Draft to acquire Albert.

The Dolphins failed to resign Jake Long who went on to sign a free agent deal with the St. Louis Rams.

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