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Branden Albert's contract: everything we know

After a flurry of trade rumors, Branden Albert has settled in as the KC Chiefs left tackle. He is under the one-year franchise tender and will play under that in 2013 as the deadline for franchise tag players to sign long-term deals passed on July 15.

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No deal for Albert

The two sides had until Monday afternoon to negotiate a long-term deal but it didn't happen. Albert remains a Chief under his one-year franchise tender.

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Deadline day is here

Deadline day is here. If Branden Albert does not sign a long-term deal with the Chiefs by this afternoon, he will not be allowed to sign a long-term deal until after the 2013 season.

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The latest: Albert talks continue

The deadline for players who have been hit with the franchise tag to sign long-term deals with their team comes on Monday. That means KC Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert must sign a long-term deal by Monday afternoon or be forced to play out the season under the one-year franchise tender.

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All's quiet on the Albert front

The deadline for Albert to sign a long-term deal with the Chiefs comes on Monday. Here is your weekend update on Albert's contract situation. (Hint: there is no update.)

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One-week countdown for Albert talks

Will the KC Chiefs left tackle remain a Chief beyond 2013? That's the big question. Here's what we know right now.

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Branden Albert contract mediation

A cheat sheet for John Dorsey and Branden Albert's Agent.

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Albert talks to resume next week

Branden Albert is currently under his one-year franchise tender with the KC Chiefs but the two sides are expected to resume talks next week, ahead of the July 15 deadline to agree on a long-term deal.

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Here's what Albert said today

Branden Albert has been absent from the KC Chiefs offseason program to this point. He has signed his tender as the Chiefs franchise player, which means he's officially under contract. He returned to the Chiefs facility for the first time at Tuesday's OTAs. Read on for a transcript of what Albert said to the media following practice (comments via the Chiefs).

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Branden Albert speaks!

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What to expect at OTAs

The Kansas City Chiefs offseason program continues with the start of OTAs on Tuesday. Also you can expect the return of Branden Albert, who is expected to attend OTAs this week.

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Andy Reid expects Branden Albert to show up Monday

Albert remains the Chiefs starting left tackle for now.

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If not KC, where?

Branden Albert didn't get the long-term deal many thought he did this weekend. If he ends up leaving the Chiefs, where will he land?

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No new deal for Albert

Rumors were flying this weekend that Branden Albert signed a new deal on the heels of an Instagram post he made. Unfortunately for Chiefs fans, that's not the case.

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Reid: Albert at LT, Fisher at RT

Where will Branden Albert and Eric Fisher play in 2013? On the left and right side respectively, according to Andy Reid. That's if Albert is on the roster.

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Trade talks 'dead'; long-term deal possible?

The trade talks between the KC Chiefs and Miami Dolphins for left tackle Branden Albert are dead, according to a report from NFL Network. The Chiefs and Albert will work towards a long-term agreement, according to the report.

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Don't rule out a trade just yet

The Kansas City Chiefs were very open about their trade talks with the Miami Dolphins last weekend regarding left tackle Branden Albert. Could a trade still happen?

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Albert talks dying down

The Branden Albert trade rumors appear to have died down hours before the start of the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Will a trade happen?

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Will the Albert deal get done today?

The Kansas City Chiefs find themselves in an interesting position with Branden Albert. Will they be able to trade him to the Miami Dolphins before the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft?

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Albert talks continue Friday

The KC Chiefs and Miami Dolphins will continue to discuss a potential trade of Branden Albert on Friday, the second day of the 2013 NFL Draft.

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Double Dolphins surprise

The Miami Dolphins either just killed the trade talks with the Kansas City Chiefs or they made the decision a lot easier. One of the two.

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Albert trade talks are off, for now

The Branden Albert trade discussions between the KC Chiefs and Miami Dolphins are on hold until after the first round, according to multiple reports.

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Albert trade rumors all over the place

We are officially in WTF-land for the Kansas City Chiefs and these Branden Albert trade rumors. There are conflicting reports all around regarding the Chiefs talks with the Miami Dolphins.

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Negotiations continue

The negotiations continue...

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Albert talks down to the draft picks

What's going on with the Branden Albert trade? Two reports indicate that the trade compensation between the Chiefs and Dolphins are the current hold-up.

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Report: Albert talks are back on

The Branden Albert saga continues. The latest report states that the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins have resumed trade talks regarding Albert. Previously it was reported the two sides had stopped talking.

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Latest Branden Albert update

One report states a Branden Albert trade won't happen unless Albert lowers his price tag. A new report states the Dolphins are now apparently wiling to meet Albert's contract demands.

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Cardinals have discussed Branden Albert?

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Albert needs to lower his price tag

Will Branden Albert be traded? Right now the magic 8-ball says "undecided". The issue with a Chiefs-Dolphins trade is whether Miami can agree to a contract with Albert before they pull the trigger.

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Reid clarifies: Dolphins can talk with Albert

The Branden Albert trade rumors continue. Andy Reid clarified that the Dolphins do have permission to speak with Branden Albert's agent.

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Reid denies Albert rumor

The Branden Albert trade rumors popped back up this morning with ESPN reporting the Kansas City Chiefs have given the Miami Dolphins permission to speak with Albert. However, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid denied that was the case.

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Report: Albert will visit Dolphins

The latest Branden Albert trade rumors advance the stage of the talks between the Chiefs and Dolphins. Per a report, Albert has received permission to speak with the Dolphins regarding a contract, and is expected to visit the Dolphins facility in the coming days.

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Report: Chiefs, Dolphins talk Albert

Look who's back, back again. The Branden Albert trade rumors are back, back again.

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Would you do it?

Branden Albert has been involved in trade rumors for several weeks now and a new report states the Kansas City Chiefs are seeking a second round pick for him. Would you make the trade for that price?

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Rumors: Chiefs seek 2nd rounder for Albert

The Kansas City Chiefs have not traded left tackle Branden Albert, who has signed his one-year franchise tag tender. But many think he will eventually be traded. Per a new report, the price tag is a second round pick.

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The Miami perspective

Our focus remains on the 2013 NFL Draft but let's not forget about the status of Branden Albert. When we last left the Kansas City Chiefs left tackle, trade rumors were swirling. It was reported weeks ago that the Miami Dolphins, with two second round picks and losing Jake Long in free agency, could be a player for Branden Albert, who many think the Chiefs will trade at some point. I spoke with Kevin Nogle of The Phinsider, SB Nation's Dolphins blog, and tried to sort this thing out while getting the Miami perspective. The end result is that Miami doesn't seem as eager to make the move as I originally thought. Read on for more.

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Albert seeking answers on his future

Branden Albert joined NFL AM on Tuesday morning to talk about his future with the Kansas City Chiefs, which is very murky right now. Albert, who has been subjected to plenty of trade rumors in recent weeks, said he just wants to know his future.

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(Almost) everyone shows up today

NFL trade rumors have been swirling around Branden Albert and the Kansas City Chiefs for several weeks now and Albert's absence from the start of the Chiefs offseason program won't stop those rumors anytime soon.

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Report: Chiefs seeking multiple picks for Albert

The trade rumors surrounding Kansas City Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert are moving into high gear. A new report states that in exchange for Albert the Chiefs are seeking a second round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and another pick in 2014.

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Chiefs 'actively' shopping Albert

The trade rumors surrounding Kansas City Chiefs LT Branden Albert are creeping up again. The latest report says the Chiefs are "actively" shopping Albert.

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Albert signs his tender

Branden Albert is officially a member of the Kansas City Chiefs again now that he's signed his one-year franchise tender. This means Albert is now under contract. It also means the Chiefs can trade him if they so choose.

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Albert will sign his franchise tender

The Kansas City Chiefs issued Branden Albert the franchise tender, which guarantees him nearly $10 million next season. But that only comes if Albert signs the tender which he plans to do soon according to a report.

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The Chiefs are listening

Will the Kansas City Chiefs try to trade left tackle Branden Albert? One report says they will listen if offers come in. We break down what that might mean.

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Chiefs and Albert weren't close to a deal

The Chiefs applied the franchise tag to Branden Albert shortly before the deadline to do so on Monday. Albert spoke with Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star and there were two key takeaways from the interview.

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This changes the No. 1 pick

The Kansas City Chiefs delivered some big news on Monday. Dwayne Bowe was reportedly inked to a five-year deal while the Chiefs confirmed that Branden Albert received the franchise tag and Dustin Colquitt has a new contract. These moves have major ramifications on the 2013 NFL Draft.

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Chiefs, Albert will continue negotiations

The Kansas City Chiefs released all kinds of news on Monday, including placing the franchise tag on Branden Albert, the team's left tackle. This means that Albert will be a Chief in 2013.

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Good things come in 3's

The Kansas City Chiefs waited until the last minute but then they delivered. The Chiefs have reportedly signed Dwayne Bowe to a five-year contract, slapped the franchise tag on Branden Albert, which will keep him in Kansas City in 2013, and also reached a new contract with Dustin Colquitt. Now what did you do today?

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Bowe, Colquitt get new deals; Albert tagged

Dwayne Bowe and the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to a five-year contract, according to a report from Adam Schefter. Additionally, Schefter reports Branden Albert has been issued the franchise tag. Oh and Dustin Colquitt has a new deal!

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Deadline day is here

The deadline to use the franchise tag comes at 3:00 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) today. Will the Chiefs use it? We're almost sure they will. The popular prediction has them tagging Dwayne Bowe, which means Branden Albert would not get tagged.

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Where does Albert fit in?

We don't know where Branden Albert and the Kansas City Chiefs stand on contract negotiations. But just more than week away from free agency we're starting to get an idea of how much money other tackles on the open market are going to be seeking.

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The franchise tag countdown is on

The Kansas City Chiefs will have to make a decision on their franchise tag player sometime before Monday's 3:00 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) deadline. Will it be Dwayne Bowe or Branden Albert? The latest reports call it a "fluid" situation.

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Chiefs current salary cap space

Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star has everything you need to know about the Kansas City Chiefs current cap situation, which you can read here. The bottomline: after Alex Smith and before the franchise tag, the Chiefs are sitting on roughly $7.5 million in salary cap space.

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Draft a LT, replace Albert: A 5-year history

Over the years many Chiefs fans have been eager to replace Branden Albert at left tackle for one reason or another, whether that's moving him to guard or releasing him outright. In fact, I went back and found an example of me (guilty) or someone else in the media talking about moving on from Albert at left tackle in each of the last five years. Albert was drafted in 2008. By 2009, the replacement talk had started. See below for the evidence.

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Bowe vs. Albert decision coming soon

With the 2013 NFL salary cap reportedly settling in around $123.9 million, we have a more accurate idea of what the franchise tag numbers will be. For the Kansas City Chiefs, who have Dwayne Bowe and Branden Albert, that's important because the deadline to tag a player is on Monday.

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Albert speaks: 'It's not all about the money'

Kansas City Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert talked with Kevin Sparks and Mook Washington on the Sports Syndicate show on Monday night. Albert discussed a wide range of issues with the highlight of course being his own contract and impending free agency. Listen to the interview here. Read on for highlights.

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Predicting the free agents

The 2013 NFL free agency period opens on March 12 and the rumors surrounding the Kansas City Chiefs have been coming fast and furious. We don't yet have a firm grasp on what will happen but there is one theory regarding Branden Albert and Dwayne Bowe that's emerging, which Evan Silva of Rotoworld lays out in his free agency predictions piece.

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Pioli: Tag Bowe, draft Joeckel

You probably don't care what former Kansas City Chiefs GM Scott Pioli would do with their free agents and the No. 1 pick but I'm going to tell you anyway. Pioli appeared on NFL Network on Thursday and gave his plan for the Chiefs.

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Andy Reid on D-Bowe, Albert

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid spoke to reporters at the 2013 NFL Combine in Indianapolis on Thursday. He covered the 2013 NFL Draft, Luke Joeckel, Nick Foles and a couple of the Chiefs key free agents in Branden Albert and Dwayne Bowe. What did he say about the Chiefs two big free agents? Read on.

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Of course the Chiefs want Bowe and Albert back

On Thursday night two reports came out indicating that the Kansas City Chiefs want to keep both Dwayne Bowe and Branden Albert. Which is ... expected. OF COURSE the Chiefs want to keep both players. The question is and has been whether they can actually do it.

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Today's Branden Albert free agency rumor

In today's edition of Branden Albert free agency rumors, we have someone who passes along word that the Kansas City Chiefs will not re-sign their left tackle.

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Poll: Would you pay Branden Albert top money?

A Tuesday report from 610 Sports Danny Parkins stated that Kansas City Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert would be seeking top-five left tackle money, which we've boiled down to $10 million-ish per year. The question is simple: Would you pay him?

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How much?

A new report from 610 Sports' Danny Parkins says Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert wants to be paid like a top left tackle. What does that mean and how much will it cost?

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First big decision

With a new regime and possibly a new quarterback, the Chiefs will have a lot of big decisions this offseason. But all those decisions start with the question of Branden Albert's future with the Chiefs.

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What would King Carl do?

Just a little bit of trolling here by Carl Peterson. He talked with Soren Petro on 810 WHB's The Program from the site of the Super Bowl and, as usual, had some interesting quotes. Check out a few of the quotes from King Carl that I snagged below.

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The list of Chiefs free agents

The 2013 NFL free agency period begins period begins on March 12 and the Kansas City Chiefs will have to make decisions on nearly two dozen players scheduled to be free agents.

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Branden Albert speaks

Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert called into the Danny Parkins show on 610 Sports on Tuesday, covering all the key questions like where his contract situation stands, the status of his injury and whether he would consider moving to guard.

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Mock draft: Top 10 QBs, but not for the Chiefs

Reminder: 2013 NFL mock drafts are going to be all over the place over the next two months until the actual draft in April. The latest one from NFL.com has the Kansas City Chiefs taking a left tackle.

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Left tackle at No. 1?

Beef up that offensive line!

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