Chiefs’ left tackle Albert signs franchise tender
Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert has signed his franchise
The Chiefs announced that Albert signed his deal on Thursday,
two weeks after placing the franchise tag on him. Albert will make
$9.828 million if he plays under the one-year contract.
That is no sure thing, though. The Chiefs have spoken to his
representatives about a long-term contract, and it’s also possible
that Kansas City will trade Albert in the coming weeks.
Albert is a former first-round pick who has locked down the left
side of the Chiefs offensive line the past five seasons. He played
all 16 games two years ago, but missed three games while dealing
with back injuries.
Last year, Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe did not sign his
franchise tender until midway through the preseason.