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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