Report: Chiefs and Branden Albert’s Agent in Talks


Last week, AA co-editor Ben Nielsen reported that the Kansas City Chiefs were ready to let pro-bowl left tackle Branden Albert walk into free agency when his franchise tag expires on March 11. Now, it would appear, that isn’t neccessarily the case.

Kansas City Star reporter Terez Paylor is at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis and was in attendance when John Dorsey took the podium earlier this afternoon.

Not only was that the first Dorsey’s heard of it — which by the way I find hard to believe considering the report came from Danny Parkins from 610 Sports — but according to the Chiefs’ general manager the team is in talks with Albert’s agent at the Combine.

This could significantly change the landscape of the Chiefs free agency period. While many considered it all but a given that Albert would walk, considering the Chiefs couldn’t work a deal with him last year and were forced to saddle him with the franchise tag, now it appears the team has at least some interest in re-signing him.

Albert logged his first pro-bowl in his six-year career. He was the center of much controversy last off season when rumors arose on Twitter of his immenent trade to the Miami Dolphins. Albert spouted off on Twitter about rumors and the “busniess side of football” and then promptly deactivated his account.

This is what makes free agency so much fun, all the rumor and intrigue, but hearing that talks are on-going from the horse’s mouth makes thing all that more interesting. Of course Dorsey follows this up with answering a question about last year’s No. 1 overall draft pick Eric Fisher and Donald Stephenson with this:

As soon as there’s more, we’ll let you know.