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.