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Albert wants $8-9 million per season.... Dolphins balk

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Blue Bolt, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. Blue Bolt

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    Branden Albert trade won’t happen unless he lowers his price
    Posted by Michael David Smith on April 21, 2013, 6:46 PM EDT
    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 Albert wants the kind of money that the Dolphins aren’t willing to spend. Specifically, according to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, Albert wants between $8 million and $9 million a year on a long-term deal.
    In other words, Albert is looking for the same kind of contract that left tackle Jake Long got from the Rams — the very contract the Dolphins wouldn’t give Long, which is why he left Miami for St. Louis.
    If the Dolphins weren’t willing to pay Long that kind of money, it’s hard to see why they’d be willing to give up a second-round draft pick for the privilege of paying Albert that kind of money. So the Dolphins may need to look elsewhere for a left tackle. And Albert may have to settle for playing this season for the Chiefs, making $9.8 million, and hitting free agency next year.
     
  2. NYCharger

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    This is what I've been saying since Albert went on the market. No reason to pay Albert Jake Long money AND give up a second rounder when you could have had Jake Long for just money unless you think Albert is a huge upgrade over Long.
     
  3. Blue Bolt

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    And it means the Chiefs will be stuck with Albert, and they'll draft a LT with their 1st rounder anyway.
     
  4. powayslugger

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    i don't think Albert is $9 million special.
     
  5. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I love the smell of football in the morning.

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    Are we talking Marv or Fat Albert?
     
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    Which means Joekel/Fisher will be playing RT for a year, and the Chiefs will end up letting Albert walk next year with no compensation, because Albert has refused to play RT or guard
     

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