It’s not that franchise-tagged Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert has many options, since he’s already signed his contract.
But in the latest sign of his acceptance of his lot in life, he’s headed to work.
According to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Albert would be on hand next week. As a result, they’re already working top pick Eric Fisher at right tackle, in anticipation of the position he’ll play when Albert shows up.
When the trade with the Dolphins failed to materialize, the focus turned toward making the best of the situation, and looking forward.
Albert had already signed his $9.8 million tender, so now all that’s left to see whether they can work out a long-term deal, which would mean they used the first pick in the draft on a right tackle.