The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to draft Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel with the #1-overall pick in next Thursday’s NFL Draft, and they’ve now given the Miami Dolphins permission to negotiate with Branden Albert:
From Total Access: If #Dolphins make the deal for Branden Albert, they’d want to re-work deal for long-term extension. On franchise tag now
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 18, 2013
Albert has the left side of the Chiefs offensive side locked down, and doesn’t want to move to right tackle. The Chiefs reportedly want a second-round pick for Albert, who is in search of a long-term deal and a home at left tackle, where Joekel will be playing next year.
The New York Jets are still considering a move for restricted free agent running back Chris Ivory of the New Orleans Saints. Ivory visited the Jets last weekend, but the deadline for teams to sign restricted free agents to offer sheets is today. The Jets could still acquire Ivory via trade if he signs his tender or agrees to a new deal.