Branden Albert will be at Chiefs practice next week
Summary of 4 articles · Updated May 11, 2013
Left tackle Branden Albert has told the Chiefs he will join them in time for full-squad practice next week. Left tackle Branden Albert told the Chiefs he will join them in time for full-squad practices next week, Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star reports. If not, Albert will play for the $9.8 million franchise tag and be a free agent next year. Albert indicated in a television interview in April that he wanted assurances from the Chiefs that he wouldn’t be traded and that when he reported, he would play left tackle, his position since he joined the Chiefs in 2008 as a first-round draft pick. New Kansas City coach Andy Reid called Albert, and the two have come to an accord. Rookie tackle Eric Fisher, selected by the Chiefs with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft last month, was at right tackle today for the beginning of a three-day rookie camp at their Truman Sports Complex practice facility. When the trade with the Dolphins failed to materialize, the focus turned toward making the best of the situation, and looking forward.