Branden Albert In Uniform?

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Couldn’t sleep. I guess it was the combination of my big fantasy draft tomorrow (my second of a personal record six leagues–yikes!), and the Chiefs‘ last tune-up before these babies actually count. Anyway, I saw this while doing some late-night perusing. It looks like Branden Albert might not only suit up, but also play a few snaps. From The K.C. Star:

Will Branden Albert play? The Chiefs’ rookie left tackle will be in uniform tonight, but if he plays, it would be a handful of snaps at the most. The Chiefs are being careful with Albert and his sprained foot, but they also want to get him some game action before the opener Sept. 7 at New England. Albert is undoubtedly rusty, and coaches will need to weigh risk versus reward.

Regardless if Phat Albert plays tonight or not, this report indicates that his recovery is at least on schedule, if not ahead of schedule. Good news if you ask me. I think what’s even more important than our final win-loss record is guys like Albert and Glenn Dorsey playing the full schedule and making huge strides over the course of the season.

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