Chiefs’ Branden Albert Passes Physical, According To Report

According to USA Today, Kansas City Chiefs LT Branden Albert has passed a team issued physical, which should put to rest fears over his back issues from last season.

I fact, the same USA Today report claims the Chiefs are still in contract talks with the LT.

There had been reports from several outlets, including former NFL scout Russ Lande, the Chiefs were unlikely to re-sign Albert, who will be a free agent next month, because of his back.

If so, none of those issues were raised during or after Albert’s physical. And the person informed of the results of the exam said the Chiefs continue to speak to Albert about a new deal.

Albet weight in via his Twitter account. He was evidently glad that a report contradicting the negative reports about his back, had emerged.

“Some truth comes out finally,” Albert wrote. “Bout time.”

The Chiefs still have plenty of time to get Albert under contract. They also should have the cap room to do so. With high-priced veterans like Glenn Dorsey, Tyson Jackson and to a lesser degree, Matt Cassel, possibly on their way out, KC should have ample space to re-sign guys like Albert, WR Dwayne Bowe and P Dusrtin Colquitt, if they so wish.

Keep an eye on this situation.

Topics: Kansas City Chiefs

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  • NicholasAlanClayton

    Huge if true. As Lyle pointed out a week or so ago, Albert’s health is the most important variable in the Chiefs’ offseason this year. http://arrowheadaddict.com/2013/02/04/branden-alberts-back-is-the-key-to-the-entire-chiefs-offseason/

  • Stacy D. Smith

    That’s that. Pay that man.

    • john

      Agreed, pay him and forget about wasting the top pick on a left tackle. That’s just a swap when they already have an above average one.
      Dump Jackson and take the beast DT out of Utah. I know Chief fans are sick of their first picks being DT’s, but it’s the best thing to do, in my humble.
      Get Alex Smith with the second pick, which is of course a very high pick. I doubt the Niners will do better than the 34th pick in the draft. Then, draft a QB in a later round.

      • Stacy D. Smith

        I’ll give you partial credit. ;)
        Add Geno Smith to this recipe and we stand in agreement.

      • GDL40

        Give SF our 2nd round pick for A. Smith ::???!!!!! Sorry but that’s insane! SF is going to release him soon unless they find some idiots that will give them something for him. RESIGN ALBERT, BOWE, AND COLQUITT…. RELEASE CASSEL, DORSEY, AND MAYBE T JAX…… DRAFT GENO AND THE BEST DL OR CB IN THE 2ND ROUND…. and maybe, get A Smith in free agency !!!!!

        • john

          You are correct about the second. They probably won’t release him because they can get something for him. Because the Chiefs are drafting so high, they might even take the fourth.
          Agreed on Albert, Bowe and Colquitt. Same with Dorsey and Jackson. Keep Cassel and draft a QB if they don’t want to go FA route for QB.

          • GDL40

            SF already said they WILL release him “early” if they dont find a trade partner. So teams just need to wait, it’s not like Alex Smith is this top QB or anything anyway to where we would give anything up so no other team has a chance in FA.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dave.kupfer.3 Dave Kupfer

    I would like to see the Chiefs resign Albert,Bowe,& Colquit as well as trade our 2nd round pick (34th over all) to the 49ers for Alex Smith then with fiirst pick go after either that DT,LB,or CB

  • unclejesse40

    Trade for Nick Foles, keep Cassel around as a great backup QB and then draft a high ceiling QB in the 2nd round and let him mature for a couple of years.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jon.brown.315 Jon Brown

    Lock it up, solid LT’s are hard to come by.

  • Danny Riddick

    Albert is fine, you know what that mean? Bring on Geno Smith, so Albert can watch his blind side. Lets get this offense rolling! I was laughing at some of your comments, you guys are crazy/the other thing, No we don’t need to get a LT when we already have one, waste of a pick,smh makes absolutely NO sense, No we don’t need Alex Smith/Matt Flynn or whoever else you wanna throw into the equation cause if they was that good, other teams wouldn’t be shipping them off, so miss me with that b.s.No we should NOT trade down, cause geno smith IS the answer! If you a real chief fan you know we been missing a QB for years, and believe geno smith is the guy. lol @ “trade for nick foles” you guys are something else. Make sense guys, make sense!

  • Danny Riddick

    I love you guys cause your all chief fans, BUT for heaven sake, make sense for the better of the team.

  • Trent Taylor

    “Trade for Nick Foles. Give up a second round pick for Alex Smith. Cassel a great backup”. Lunacy!

  • Troy Utt

    Have always been a fan of Albert’s… That said, he has now passed his physical & can soon begin to negotiate either a long term deal or have the franchise tag thrown yet beg’s wonder… With the release of recent ranking’s I have seen Albert has been listed anywhere from #18 to the # 13 best left tackle! (#13 on B/R). So where does that leave us standing as far as money is concerned? Sure KC can negotiate a long-term deal & value him at what they want… But if you slap the tag on him you are bound to pay the average which last I heard was in the $10M range for a top (5-10) players of that position…Neither the math or reasoning makes sense on that one!

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