The Miami Dolphins have ironed out their differences with offensive tackle Branden Albert on a possible long-term contract and continue to talk to the Kansas City Chiefs about a possible trade. But that doesn't mean they will ultimately make a deal for him before the NFL draft starts Thursday night.
Or at all.
The Dolphins remain distantly hopeful that they can somehow get offensive tackle Lane Johnson of Oklahoma in the draft, but that hope seems to be fading. That's why the Dolphins, who have the No. 12 overall selection, picked up the pace on talks with Kansas City on Wednesday, a source said.
Chiefs general manager John Dorsey told NFL Network on Wednesday that he was in talks with the Dolphins on a trade. Dorsey said the issue of compensation was the obvious sticking point. The Chiefs would like a high second-round pick for Albert. The Dolphins hold two second-rounders (No. 42 and 54 overall), but are hoping to leverage the Chiefs by forcing their hand.
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