Branden Albert will 'stay away' from Chiefs without long-term answers


Kansas City offensive tackle Branden Albert skipped voluntary workouts on Monday and won't be reporting to the Chiefs until he knows his long-term status.

Branden Albert is staying away from the Kansas City Chiefs until he has answers about his long-term future. The Chiefs used their franchise tag on the offensive tackle this offseason, signing him to a one-year, $9.828 million franchise tender, but he skipped the first day of voluntary workouts on Monday.

In an appearance on NFL AM, Albert said, "Until I know my situation with certainty, I'm going to stay away." By all indications, he will not show up for any of the voluntary offseason workouts with the Chiefs until he gets some answers.

Albert is concerned with the lack of security he has with a one-year contract and would like to reach a long-term deal. He is also unsure if the Chiefs will trade him before the season starts or draft a left tackle with the first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, forcing him to move to right tackle, which he does not want to do. Albert hasn't thought ahead to his plan once mandatory workouts begin, but for the time being he's avoiding Kansas City.

More from SB Nation:

NFL Mock Draft: Pushing through smoke screens

The NFL Draft's most underrated running backs

Geno Smith's scathing scouting report

Chiefs down to four for top pick

NFL Mock Draft: SB Nation bloggers are on the clock

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.