Before Combine: Hgt: 6066, Wgt: 315, 40YD: 5.28-5.37-5.64
Draft Scout Snapshot: 2007: All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team choice…Added All-State first-team honors from the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association and the Roanoke Times…Started all thirteen games, lining up at left guard in eleven contests and at left tackle for an injured Eugene Monroe vs. Pittsburgh and Middle Tennessee State…Graded 83.54% for blocking consistency, as he posted 54 knockdowns and had key blocks on twelve touchdown-resulting drives while serving as offensive team captain…Was penalized twice and allowed 5.5 sacks on 428 pass plays…Earned team Offensive Player of the Week honors vs. Wake Forest and North Carolina.
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04/24/13 - As the NFL draft approaches, Kansas City Chiefs tackle Branden Albert remains in limbo as to whether his current team will take an offensive tackle at No. 1 overall and whether he'll be traded to the Miami Dolphins.
While that situation plays out, the Arizona Cardinals have reportedly emerged as a possible trade partner, with the price being a second-round pick, according to XTRA 910's Mike Jurecki.
The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Miami is still interested in acquiring Albert, and meeting his desire for a contract similar to Houston Texans tackle Duane Brown, who signed a $53.4 million contract last August with $22 million guaranteed.
04/18/13 - The Miami Dolphins received permission from the Kansas City Chiefs to talk contract with offensive left tackle Branden Albert, in order to facilitate a trade for a second-round draft choice, a source told ESPN.com.
Albert, who lives in Miami, is expected to visit the Dolphins' facility for a physical in the coming days. His agent, Ron Slavin, can speak only to the Chiefs about a potential deal.
Albert signed his $9.82 million franchise tender for 2013, but skipped the team's voluntary offseason program. The Dolphins will deal one of their two second-round picks to complete a trade.
04/17/13 - 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.
04/02/13 - OT Branden Albert is distancing himself from the Chiefs until he knows what the future holds with the organization.
While his teammates begin offseason conditioning work, Albert won't join them until he's required to report. He's reportedly on the trading block.
"If I'm going to be traded, (I want to know) if I'm going to be there long term," Albert told NFL.com on Tuesday. "Right now, everything is uncertain."
Albert was given the Chiefs' franchise tag during the offseason and is seeking a long-term contract but says he's open to playing the 2013 season without a new deal in place.
03/21/13 - LT Branden Albert officially signed his one-year franchise tender of $9.828 million.
Albert is penciled in as the Chiefs' starting left tackle. However, Kansas City also owns the No. 1 overall pick in next month's NFL Draft. With Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel among those believed to be in the running for the top pick, Albert's name has come up routinely in trade rumors.