In other words, either Clayton's source is wrong or Reid is taking liberties with the truth. Perhaps the Chiefs' plan was to grant permission in order to help facilitate a trade, but they might have pulled back a bit for leverage purposes.
Ultimately, it's a trade that makes too much sense not to happen.
In his pre-draft conference call Thursday, NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock opined that surrendering a new mega-contract and a draft pick for Albert should give most teams hesitation. But for the Dolphins, "I'm in," Mayock said.
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