Nov 21, 2011; Foxboro, MA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Branden Albert (76) during the first quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated to Chiefs 34-3. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears Could Target Branden Albert in Free Agency

There is a growing belief that Kansas City Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert will hit the open market while the team focuses on re-signing Dwayne Bowe before ultimately placing the franchise tag on their star wide receiver, so who could be a potential suitor for the former No. 15 overall pick out of Virginia?

One of the teams that could be looking for tackle help in free agency is the Chicago Bears, who could greatly benefit from adding a player like Albert.

Chicago has been linked to a number of offensive tackles in the 2013 NFL Draft class, but if they could get their hands on Albert, it would fill a need while allowing the team to look in another direction during April’s draft.

Evan Silva of shares the belief that Albert could be a top target for the Bears.

“If Branden Albert hits market, tackle-needy Bears are logical suitor. GM Phil Emery was Chiefs scouting director when Albert was drafted,” Silva wrote on Twitter.

Silva ultimately deleted the tweet, but it is a move that would make sense for both sides.

Chicago would fill a great need by adding Albert, while the Chiefs left tackle would find his way to a legitimate contender in the NFC.

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  • Tom fantasia

    We need someone like Albert to protect Jay’s blindside. If we have
    a better line in front of Cutler, his numbers will soar. And a new
    dimension I expect to see, is Jay using his mobility that is popular
    in the NFL now

  • Jerry Richardson

    fuck the draft take Jake Long and Brandon Albert in Free Agency….the SB is just a play away at tht point!

  • Don417

    might as well delete this article. Chiefs will take a 1st and a 3rd rounder for him though.