The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to take Texas A&M tackle Luke Joeckel with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft in just under two weeks, and consequently, are shopping franchise-tagged tackle Branden Albert. Despite Kansas City's attempts, they haven't found any takers for Albert yet, according to Sports Illustrated's Peter King.
King notes that the Chiefs would accept a high second-round pick in exchange for Albert, but so far, have had no luck finding a trade partner.
Albert went on "NFL AM" in early April and said that he's unwilling to move to right tackle. With Kansas City expected to draft Joeckel, a left tackle, with the first pick in the draft, Albert would then become a very expensive backup lineman.
Unless Albert receives a long-term contract, he will earn $9.8 million in 2013 under the franchise tag. It's likely that Albert will receive an extension if he's traded, since no team in the league wants to surrender a draft pick for a one-year rental.
If Kansas City reduces its price on Albert, then teams will likely be more receptive to the idea of trading for the franchise-tagged left tackle.