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Chiefs: No permission given to Dolphins for Albert

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid denied a report Thursday the team has given permission to the Miami Dolphins to speak with left tackle Branden Albert.

Reid said the report was not true, denying any suggestion the Chiefs granted permission to help facilitate a trade of the franchise tackle for a second-round pick in next week’s draft.

Albert has not attended any of the Chiefs’ voluntary offseason workouts after expressing his displeasure with getting the franchise tag. Albert said he wants a long-term commitment, and has indicated he’s unwilling to move to the right tackle.

Nevertheless, Albert has already signed the tender, which means he will make about $9.3 million if he plays for Kansas City under the franchise tag next season.

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