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April 24, 2013

Dorsey says Chiefs, Dolphins have yet to agree on compensation for Albert trade

The Chiefs and Dolphins have yet to complete the trade that would send left tackle Branden Albert to Miami, but the teams talked on Wednesday about a possible deal for the first time in several days.

The Chiefs and Dolphins have yet to complete the trade that would send left tackle Branden Albert to Miami, but the teams talked on Wednesday about a possible deal for the first time in several days.

Chiefs general manager John Dorsey told the NFL Network that the biggest remaining obstacle was that the sides had yet to agree on terms of the trade. That would indicate that the Dolphins have reached an agreement on a long-term contract with Albert contingent on the teams agreeing to draft-pick compensation.

The Chiefs don’t have a second-round pick after sending it to San Francisco as part of the Alex Smith trade. But Miami holds two second-round picks, Nos. 42 and 54 overall.

Albert signed his one-year contract offer worth about $9.83 million but has said he is unhappy with his situation with the Chiefs. He has been absent since the Chiefs began their off-season conditioning program three weeks ago and did not participate in last week’s mini-camp.

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