Branden Albert RUMORS & NEWS

  • Dolphins left tackle Branden Albert recovering quickly from major knee surgery

    Miami Herald "The Dolphins and their doctors are beyond encouraged, and pleasantly surprised, by how quickly left tackle Branden Albert has progressed from reconstructive knee surgery, a source has told the Miami Herald. That’s great news for Albert, the organization and quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who was..." January 22

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Dolphins confirm Branden Albert to IR. Also, RB LaMichael James' agent @jeffsperbeck says team is elevating his client to the active roster.

  • Branden Albert signs with Dolphins

    The Phinsider "In what may be the worst kept secret of the "legal tampering" period over the weekend, offensive tackle Branden Albert and the Miami Dolphins were negotiating and said to be close on a deal. Today, that deal came to fruition as NFL free agency opened. The Miami Dolphins have a left tackle. In..." March 11

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    Armando Salguero @ArmandoSalguero

    The #Dolphins deal with LT Branden Albert is not 100% done. But "almost" done (unofficially, of course). He'll be a Dolphin.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Don't be surprised if AZ and MIA have at least some level of interest in Chiefs OT Branden Albert, who's not expected to return to KC.

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    Danny Parkins @DannyParkins

    I'm told the #Chiefs have made the decision to let Branden Albert walk in free agency. Stephenson and Fisher will be the tackles in 2014.

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    Mike Jurecki @mikejurecki

    He'll be the #1 targeted in free agent, his asking price will dictate if they draft a LT. MT @JohnnysFootball @TGravey22 Branden Albert?

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Chiefs appear likely to hold out starting LT Branden Albert today, I’m told. He’s been battling a knee injury.

  • Branden Albert, Justin Houston ruled out for Chiefs vs. Redskins

    Arrowhead Pride "The Kansas City Chiefs will be without two key starters when they play the Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedEx Field. Starting left tackle Branden Albert and starting outside linebacker Justin Houston have both been ruled out for the KC Chiefs game against the Redskins. Albert hyper-extended..." December 06

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    Terez A. Paylor @TerezPaylor

    Reid says Branden Albert, Anthony Fasano and Justin Houston will not practice. #Chiefs

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Andy Reid doesn't believe rookie OT Eric Fisher shoulder injury is long-term concern but not expecting him today. Donald Stephenson likely

  • Chiefs, Branden Albert talking contract, but no deal yet

    Pro Football Talk "The status of Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert has been a topic of conversation throughout the offseason, and with the deadline for franchise players to sign long-term contracts looming, it continues to be a situation that bears monitoring. Albert has signed his franchise tender, so there are..." July 13

  • Branden Albert arrives at Chiefs’ camp, says issues are ‘in the past’

    Kansas City Star "All was good for Branden Albert in his long-awaited return to Chiefs camp Tuesday. His arrival was hailed by his coaches and teammates, and as the Chiefs continued their offseason practice, Albert took his spot at starting left tackle as he had been promised. That, Albert said, was what he..." May 15

  • Coach Reid: tackle Albert ‘very eager’ to start practice next week

    Kansas City Star "Left tackle Branden Albert has told the Chiefs he will join them in time for full-squad practice next week. Rookie Eric Fisher, selected by the Chiefs with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft last month, was at right tackle Friday for the beginning of a three-day rookie camp at the Truman..." May 11

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    Reid Ferrin @KCChiefs_Reid

    Coach Reid says Branden Albert will be at practice on Monday and will be at LT.

  • Can the Chiefs and Albert hit reset?

    Kansas City Star "The first round of the showdown between the Chiefs and their franchise player, Branden Albert, looks like a draw. Albert wanted a lucrative, long-term contract, whether from Kansas City or another team. The Chiefs wanted a draft pick in any trade for Albert or to have their longtime left tackle..." May 05

  • Andy Reid says Branden Albert will start at left tackle — if he’s here

    Kansas City Star "In case you missed it, Andy Reid — in an interview on SiriusXM radio — solved the riddle of how the Chiefs would line up at offensive tackle. “If (Branden Albert) was here today he would be the left tackle,’’ said Reid, the Chiefs’ coach. “Then we’d go from there and we’d just see what happens..." May 04

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    From Total Access: I'm told parties view Branden Albert deal as "dead." Chiefs will now turn their attention to a long-term deal for Albert.

  • Branden Albert might be had for 54th overall selection

    Miami Herald "The old adage is you don't find starting left tackles in the second or third round of the NFL draft. The Dolphins might be able to do exactly that -- sort of -- today. General manager Jeff Ireland of Miami and general manager John Dorsey of Kansas City are scheduled to speak today before the..." April 26

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    John Clayton @ClaytonESPN

    The Dolphins are willing to give up pick No. 54 for Albert. They can work out a long-term contract with Albert. Adds to the drama.

  • Dolphins, Chiefs talking Branden Albert trade again "One of the trades that makes too much sense to happen, might actually happen.'s Ian Rapoport reported that the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins again are talking about a potential trade for tackle Branden Albert. The Miami Herald reported Wednesday that the Dolphins want to give..." April 24

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    Mike Jurecki @mikejurecki

    Hearing Cards have discussed OT Brandon Albert, over the wknd his agent had talks w/ Dolphins, those have stalled & KC wants a second rd pk.

  • Dolphins willing to meet Branden Albert's demands "The Miami Dolphins have shown all offseason they're unafraid to spend to get what they want. Their pursuit of Kansas City Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert fits with that new organizational thinking.'s Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Dolphins are willing to meet Albert's asking..." April 22

  • Branden Albert trade Dolphins won’t happen unless he lowers his price

    Pro Football Talk "The much-discussed potential trade of Branden Albert from the Chiefs to the Dolphins doesn’t appear likely at the price Albert is currently seeking. Although the Chiefs and Dolphins can probably agree on compensation — the Dolphins sending a second-round pick to Kansas City — the hangup is that..." April 21

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    Mike Jurecki @mikejurecki

    Hearing #Dolphins & Brandon Albert are negotiating a new contract. Dolphins would send one of their two second rounders to #Chiefs.

  • Dolphins look to acquire offensive tackle Branden Albert from Chiefs

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Dolphins enter next week's draft having left the offensive line as the unit clearly in need of an upgrade. However, it appears General Manager Jeff Ireland might not wait until Thursday to improve that group. According to league sources, the Dolphins have had extensive talks with Kansas..." April 18

  • Chiefs' Branden Albert to visit Dolphins "The Kansas City Chiefs have given the Miami Dolphins permission to talk to left tackle Branden Albert to help facilitate a trade for a second-round draft choice, a source said. Albert, who lives in Miami, is expected to visit the Dolphins' facility in the next couple of days for a physical...." April 18

  • Chiefs’ Albert says he won’t show until he gets long-term deal

    Kansas City Star "Left tackle Branden Albert, the only Chiefs player who didn’t report to the start of the offseason program this week, said Tuesday morning that he wouldn’t return until the team commits to him beyond the one-year, $9.83 million contract Albert recently signed as their franchise player. “I want..." April 03

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    Adam Schefter @

    Let trade talk begin: Chiefs announced that OT Branden Albert has signed his franchise tender. KC now can trade him if it wants.

  • Chiefs’ Reid addresses Albert’s status, cornerback competition

    Kansas City Star "Andy Reid came close, but he didn’t end the mystery of Branden Albert and his standing with the Chiefs in an interview today. “The thing I know is that he’s a Pro Bowl caliber left tackle,” Reid told The Star from Phoenix, site of the NFL’s annual owners meetings. “I feel that way. He’s a very..." March 20

  • Branden Albert reportedly signs franchise tender with Chiefs

    Kansas City Star "Left tackle Branden Albert has reportedly accepted the Chiefs’ one-year contract offer worth about $9.83 million, according to USA Today. The Chiefs were obligated to make the offer to Albert when they designated him as their franchise player last month. Albert, a first-round draft pick of the..." March 18

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    John Clayton @

    Updating from owners meetings, I think the Dolphins could offer a No. 2 pick to KC to land LT Branden Albert. They have 2 No. 2s

  • Chiefs agree to contracts with Bowe, Colquitt, put franchise tag on Albert

    Kansas City Star "The Chiefs agreed to terms with wide receiver Dwayne Bowe on a five-year contract Monday and effectively kept their other top potential free agent, left tackle Branden Albert, off the market by declaring him a franchise player. The Chiefs also agreed to contract terms with punter Dustin..." March 04

  • Today's Branden Albert rumor is that the Chiefs won't re-sign him in free agency

    Arrowhead Pride "It seems like the NFL free agency rumors start earlier and earlier every year. This year is no different with most of the attention centered on Branden Albert, the key to the Kansas City Chiefs in both free agency and the 2013 NFL Draft. In his latest 2013 NFL mock draft -- which has the Chiefs..." February 11

  • Details of Branden Albert's contract situation coming into focus

    Arrowhead Pride "Slowly but surely we're starting to glean more information about the situation with Branden Albert and the Kansas City Chiefs. Danny Parkins of 610 Sports reports Albert wants to stay in Kansas City ... but doesn't want to take a hometown discount. I'm not sure if anyone actually expected him..." February 05

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