Report: Chiefs Allow Dolphins to Talk to Albert’s Agent

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) According to ESPN, Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid says the team has given the Miami Dolphins permission to talk to the agent for left tackle Branden Albert to help facilitate a trade.

Reid denied another report that the Chiefs are allowing the Dolphins to speak directly with Albert.

Albert has not attended any of the Chiefs’ voluntary offseason workouts after expressing his displeasure with getting the franchise tag. Albert said he wants a long-term commitment, and has indicated he’s unwilling to move to the right tackle.

Nevertheless, Albert has already signed the tender, which means he will make about $9.3 million if he plays for Kansas City under the franchise tag next season.