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With two second-round picks at their disposal, the Miami Dolphins are hopeful they have the assets to acquire left tackle Branden Albert from the Kansas City Chiefs before next Thursday's NFL draft.
The Chiefs used the franchise tag to retain Albert, who was an unrestricted free agent. Albert is unhappy he didn't receive a long-term deal and hasn't reported to offseason workouts.
The two sides have discussed a deal for Albert, 28, according to multiple reports.
The Dolphins have a vacancy at tackle. Longtime starter Jake Long signed with St. Louis, leaving Miami to consider sliding second-year right tackle to the blind side.
Albert was injured Nov. 18 and missed the rest of the season with back injury.
Miami holds the 42nd and 54th overall picks in the middle of the second round. Kansas City would reportedly trade Albert, who can make more than $9 million guaranteed under the terms of his one-year franchise tender, for a second-round pick.
Albert was the 15th overall pick in the 2008 draft. He has 71 career starts in five seasons with the Chiefs.
The Chiefs traded their original second-round pick to the San Francisco 49ers for quarterback Alex Smith.