A day after the Sun-Sentinel reported the
However, during a Thursday night interview with
"We haven't talked for days," Reid said, referring to dialog between Kansas City and the Dolphins. "That's a dead issue."
Reid seemed bothed by Albert not reporting to Kansas City's minicamp this week, but admitted he understand the "business side" of the
The Chiefs are apparently leaning towards selecting Texas A&M's
Albert, who is rated by ProFootballFocus.com as the
Those terms (length, guaranteed money and average salary) will likely determine if the Dolphins will send Kansas City one of its two second-round picks in next week's draft to finalize the deal for the former Virginia standout.
Albert lives in Miami during the offseason, and it is possible his physical for the Dolphins has already taken place. Albert missed three games of 2012 because of a back injury the Dolphins would have to closely examine.
Coming to terms on a new contract might also complicate matters. Albert is already guaranteed $9.8 million for this season because of the franchise tag he signed. It is likely that he's seeking a contract similar to the four-year, $34 million deal the Dolphins wouldn't match for four-time Pro Bowler
That deal averages $8.5 million a season and included $20 million of guaranteed money.
The Dolphins have approximately $14-15 million in cap space to work with before signing the team's 11 draft selections, and offensive line is the team's biggest need. Trading for Albert would address one of the team's biggest voids and allow