Jeff Ireland says Branden Albert trade could still happen
The much-discussed trade of left tackle Branden Albert from Kansas City to Miami may not be dead.
Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland told Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald that the Albert trade didn’t happen “Because I didn’t think it was the right thing for us.”
Asked why it wasn’t the right thing, Ireland answered, “Well, I’m not going into that because I’m not so sure it doesn’t work it.” Asked if it could happen down the road, Ireland said, “Yeah.”
Whether it’s Albert or someone else, Ireland expects to add a veteran offensive tackle.
“The tackle position is an important position,” Ireland said. “It’s an important position. But I feel like we have some flexibility. There are some options out there. I have some things up my sleeve that might work out. We’re going to have to fill the need probably with a veteran guy on the street at some point.”
So the Dolphins aren’t done looking for someone to protect Ryan Tannehill.