Let's just be up front about this: No one knows what's going on with the Branden Albert situation. There are reports, rumors and all kinds of things being thrown out there about this.
KC Chiefs GM John Dorsey told media outlets that the hold-up in the Albert trade talks with the Miami Dolphins was over the trade compensation -- the draft picks. Multiple other reports stated that Albert and the Dolphins had agreed on the parameters of a long-term deal if the trade ends up going down.
A Dolphins source denies reports the team has reached agreement on financial parameters with Branden Albert and team compensation only issue— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) April 25, 2013
This is in contrast with this one:
The Chiefs know which tackle they are drafting but the Dolphins don't. For Branden Albert, the Chiefs want pick No. 41. Waiting game.— John Clayton (@ClaytonESPN) April 25, 2013
The Dolphins are willing to give up pick No. 54 for Albert. They can work out a long-term contract with Albert. Adds to the drama.— John Clayton (@ClaytonESPN) April 25, 2013
Yahoo! Sports: The Miami Dolphins have ironed out their differences with offensive tackle Branden Albert on a possible long-term contract and continue to talk to the Kansas City Chiefs about a possible trade.
Miami Herald: The Dolphins have the parameters of a contract ready and practically agreed with left tackle Branden Albert. The sides -- the player and the Dolphins -- have an understanding of what it will cost in money compensation to get a contract done.
So ... which one is it?