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Branden Albert Officially Signs Franchise Tender

News broke a couple of days ago the Kansas City Chief LT Branden Albert would sign his franchise tender soon and now the team is confirming that he has.

From Chiefs PR:

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that tackle Branden Albert has signed his franchise tender.

Albert (6-5, 316) has played in 73 games (71 starts) in five seasons with the Chiefs. He’s helped pave the way for Chiefs running backs, including Jamaal Charles, who has recorded three 1,000-yard rushing seasons behind Albert and company. In 2012, the Chiefs racked up 2,395 yards on the ground, the fifth-highest rushing output in club annals. Since Albert’s arrival in 2008, the club has averaged 133.2 rushing yards per contest.

The Glen Burnie, Md., native originally entered the NFL as Kansas City’s second of two first-round picks (15th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft. He was an All-ACC selection at Virginia where he started as a true freshman. He was a two-way standout player at Glen Burnie High School in Glen Burnie, Md.

Now it is official. Albert is locked up for at least the 2013 season. KC and Albert have until July 15th to come to a long-term agreement. If they don’t, Albert will play on the one-year contract.

Albert can also now be traded. Before now, Albert wasn’t technically under contract. The Chiefs just held his rights.

What do you think, Addicts? Will Albert be dealt by the Chiefs? Or will be play under the tag?

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