The Chiefs give the Dophins permission to talk to Branden Albert

The Kansas City Chiefs have had ongoing discussions with Branden Albert while also giving the Miami Dolphins permission to speak with representatives of the left tackle.

General manager John Dorsey said Friday the Chiefs haven't talked to the Dolphins the last couple days, and he has not given the Dolphins permission to do any medical examinations on Albert that would indicate a trade is imminent.

The Chiefs are reportedly seeking a second-round pick for Albert, who received the franchise tag from the team and has already signed a contract that will pay him about $9.3 million.

Kansas City traded its second-round pick to San Francisco as part of the package that allowed the Chiefs to acquire quarterback Alex Smith this offseason.