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John Dorsey: Conversations continue with Branden Albert

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Earlier this month, a report out of Kansas City indicated that the Chiefs have decided to let left tackle Branden Albert walk when free agency opens on March 11.

Not surprisingly, Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey wasn’t willing to confirm that when he met with reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine on Friday.

“That’s the first I’ve heard about it,” Dorsey said, via Adam Teicher of ESPN.com. “We have ongoing conversations with all of our unrestricted free agents. It just so happens we’ve had conversations with Brandon’s representatives, and that’s the beauty of the combine. Those guys are here. We will continue to have conversations with those representatives as the combine passes.”

Dorsey also said that 2013 first overall pick Eric Fisher is the team’s right tackle “right now,” but that would likely change if Albert does move on to another team as a free agent. Teicher thinks that such a change is in the cards as Albert and the Chiefs don’t appear to be close on a long-term deal and Dorsey said the team is unlikely to use the franchise tag this season.

The Chiefs also have Donald Stephenson on the roster and he played both tackle spots during the 2013 season, which provides further support for the case that Albert has played his final snap with the Chiefs.

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9 Responses to “John Dorsey: Conversations continue with Branden Albert”
  1. afcdomination says: Feb 21, 2014 3:35 PM

    “hey Brandon, how you been? thanks for your help this season, we had a great year. we hope to talk to you soon” now they can say they are talking!

    Please. Chiefs can’t even begin to think about paying Albert the money he wants. and really, they shouldn’t.

  2. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Feb 21, 2014 3:40 PM

    Monroe and Albert are at the head of the class of the FA tackles.

  3. azjam says: Feb 21, 2014 3:55 PM

    Welcome to Arizona, Brandon.

  4. footballcrazyguy says: Feb 21, 2014 4:25 PM

    Overweight and slow. A plodder. Any team that gives him more than about $15 guaranteed is crazy

  5. marylandchief says: Feb 21, 2014 4:32 PM

    If we pay him it will be to sign and trade. 2nd rd pick, here we come.

  6. iammrbinky says: Feb 22, 2014 12:37 AM

    And once again my Dolphins will overpay in an attempt to climb up to mediocrity.

  7. bsizemore68 says: Feb 22, 2014 4:27 PM

    The Dolphins won’t over pay for him, that was Jeff who did that stuff, new dog in town now, and there will be draft pick trades to be made, even at 19 there will be some left tackles who would be better then what the fish have now. Bill

  8. elohim7ks says: Feb 24, 2014 3:19 PM

    You have to give the, way to go, to, Dorsey. He’s doing his job, and doing it well. He can’t tell the world what the Chiefs are doing, but what we know for sure, Albert want’s a monster contract, paid like the top five in the league. It’s not going to happen in Kansas City. We have Stephenson, which in my opinion, has progressed, and grown every season, he been in a Chiefs uniform. Albert will hurt us toward the cap, and hinder us going forward, in signings this off season. It’s time to turn the page on Albert, get compensation if possible, and keep building through the draft.

  9. kaperchoke says: Feb 26, 2014 12:01 PM

    Branden Albert is trash and average at best and is injury prone, not worth the money.

    The real problem in KC is defense. The defense completely fail apart vs good offensive teams.

    Andy Reid has proven he knows little about defense in Philly, they better upgrade the weak players on the defense and/or upgrade the DC (if he is the problem) if they are serious about winning the division and going far in the play-offs.

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