Offensive tackle Branden Albert, told the NFL Network that he wants to be assured that he is a part of the Chiefs plans before he attends any off-season workouts. Albert was a no-show both Monday and today. Albert told the NFL Network on Tuesday, “I want to be a Chief,” but said also wants some certainty about his future. Albert was in the NFL Network’s Los Angeles studios for the interview on the network’s “NFL AM” program while the rest of the team was in Kansas City for the workouts…which are voluntary.
Albert signed his franchise tender worth $9.82 million and could be traded if the Chiefs find a deal to their liking. Albert also said he’ll play this season on that one-year deal, but would rather sign a long-term contract.
“I want that long-term commitment,” Albert said. “But as you know in football, you don’t have too much control of the situation. I want to play for the Chiefs, but I want that commitment long term.”