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Branden Albert drawing interest from Miami Dolphins

On paper -- or, you know, a monitor -- a trade between the Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs involving offensive tackle Branden Albert makes too much sense.

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After all, the Dolphins have a void at left tackle following the defection of Jake Long to the St. Louis Rams. The Chiefs, meanwhile, likely are targeting a left tackle with the No. 1 overall pick at next week's 2013 NFL Draft, a move that would lead to a positional eviction notice for Albert.

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" that the Dolphins indeed have interest in Albert, a former first-round pick who's been a solid five-year starter for the Chiefs.

SI.com's Peter King reported Monday that the Chiefs are willing to trade Albert for a high second-round pick. The Dolphins are in possession of two second-round picks -- at No. 42 and No. 54.

According to Rapoport, people around the NFL are wondering if the Chiefs would accept the 54th pick in exchange for Albert. It might not be exactly what the Chiefs had hoped, but it might be the best offer they get.

Follow Dan Hanzus on Twitter @DanHanzus.

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