With no definite trade worked out with the Kansas City Chiefs for left tackle Branden Albert and no real suitor for defensive back Davone Bess, the Miami Dolphins have stopped all trade talk before the 2013 NFL Draft. This is according to ESPN reports by Ed Werder. The Chiefs may surprise everyone by bypassing left tackle Luke Joeckel out of Texas A&M and take Central Michigan's Eric Fisher. Miami could conceivably move up in the draft to land Joeckel or possibly Oklahoma's Lane Johnson. But that will unfold when teams who are also looking for a tackle – Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals, Sand Diego and the Baltimore Ravens – either pick or decide to swap picks with Miami.
Those teams could also jostle for position to land Joeckel as he is the top rated player on many NFL draft boards. The Dolphins are looking for a tackle to replace the loss of Jake Long who signed with the St. Louis Rams during free agency. Albert, who signed a franchise tag for a 2013 salary of $9,8 million, is looking for a four year contract around $36 million – the same as Long signed for with the Rams.
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