Sep 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Branden Albert (76) during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chiefs defeated the Eagles 26-16. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs not expected to re-sign Branden Albert


The Kansas City Chiefs suffered a heart breaking loss in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, after Andrew Luck was able to lead the Indianapolis Colts on an epic comeback that was the second-largest deficit overcome in NFL history.

With the Chiefs now preparing for the offseason and what is ahead, they will need to look at a number of impending free agents that could be key to allowing the team to repeat their success next season.

One of those players is offensive tackle Branden Albert, but after selecting Eric Fisher with the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s draft, it looks like he will be leaving in free agency.

From ESPN.com:

The Chiefs have most of their key players already under contract for next season. Their biggest loss figures to be left tackle Branden Albert, whom they gave the franchise tag to this season. But even he may be allowed to leave in free agency with viable replacements already in house.

They’ll be seeking help at wide receiver and in the defensive backfield in free agency and the draft, but for the most part, the Chiefs should return intact next season.

Kansas City will still be in good shape with plenty of talent on the roster, but they will need to find another offensive tackle to hold down the right side of the offensive line.

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  • chiefridgy

    This is not news and only speculation at this point.

  • DTVTechGuy

    So the title of the article…. Where’s the support for that Statment?

  • Chris Tarrants

    After this season do they really trust Fisher at left tackle? Signs point to no. Losing Albert would not be beneficial to the team at all

    • Curtis

      I don’t know. Fisher has really gotten a LOT better as the season has progressed. I’ve been impressed with him later in this season (when he’s been in).

    • Troy Utt

      This was not one of Albert’s better seasons either… Proving his worth on the open market will have to be based on past performance, due to missed games & missed blocks. There were plenty of Sundays with me screaming at the TV due BA’s penalties & rushes coming from the blind side, which I did not expect coming from him. There really is no way to keep him & his salary with all we have to do in the off season, as so many areas need addressed.

  • sidibeke

    Stephenson has shown he can do that, but we’ll need to add a guy for depth.

  • Mark Bustamante

    Fisher IS A LEFT TACKLE playing right tackle. I have no problem with him being moved to HIS NATURAL POSITION. I think the Chiefs have the pieces to have a good O line.