Dorsey added, in a pre-draft interview with NFL Network and NFL.com, that time is running short to reach a trade as the NFL draft begins Thursday evening.
The sticking point right now is compensation -- not so much in terms of a multiyear deal for Albert -- but what Kansas City wants in return. Although Dorsey did not say what the asking price is for Albert, who has signed his $9.8 million franchise tender, a second-round pick is believed to be at least part of the price. Dorsey made sure to state how good of a player Albert is, which indicated that additional picks could be part of the bounty.
Dorsey added that the Chiefs aren't necessarily trying to trade the starting left tackle; however, he said he's "exploring all opportunities" that have been presented.
Albert, who has not reported for voluntary workouts, said in a recent appearance on "NFL AM" that he wanted clarity on his role with the team, that being a long-term deal and assurance he would play left tackle. The Chiefs are expected to draft a left tackle -- either Eric Fisher of Central Michigan or Luke Joeckel of Texas A&M.