Branden Albert makes it official, signs his Chiefs franchise tender

John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

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.

It's official.

Word came down earlier this week that Albert planend to sign the tender. In my humble opinion, that's the best move for him. He could've waited and used that as some sort of leverage to try and secure a long-term deal but signing the tender guarantees him $9.8 million this year no matter what, even if he gets hurt. So that's his money now.

So what else does this mean?

1. Branden Albert will be at the Chiefs offseason program. Dwayne Bowe skipped all of this because he didn't sign his tender until the middle of preseason. But with Albert under contract, he is subject to fines if he doesn't participate in the mandatory portions of the Chiefs offseason program. In other words, he'll be there. Unless...

2. Branden Albert can now be traded. You can't trade a player who doesn't have a contract and until Albert signed that tender he wasn't under contract. So if the Chiefs want they can now trade Albert. Of course, the problem with trading him is that whoever gives up a high draft pick for him would want some sort of assurance that Albert will be there for the long-term.

Don't miss anything:

John Dorsey approval poll

Still no playbook for Alex Smith

Reid thinks Pederson can be a head coach one day

Pass rushers for the Chiefs in the draft

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
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.

Join Arrowhead Pride

You must be a member of Arrowhead Pride to participate.

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

Join Arrowhead Pride

You must be a member of Arrowhead Pride to participate.

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

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

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.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker