Branden Albert Arrives At Chiefs' Camp, Says Issues Are 'In The Past' from KC Star
"I never was sad, never disgruntled, just a little confused,'' Albert said. "Everything is clear now. It's in the past.''
Albert indicated that all along he never made his issue with the Chiefs personal. He insisted he wanted to remain with the Chiefs, the only NFL team he's ever played for.
Albert was drafted by the Chiefs in the first round in 2008 and has been their starting left tackle ever since.
"I had to go through the process and now I'm here,'' Albert said. "I'm happy to be back. I'm a little rusty. I've got to knock a lot of rust off. I'm a little behind but I'm veteran and I know what it takes to catch up and I will.''
Albert Impressed By Fisher After Day One from The Mothership
"I'm looking at Eric," said Albert, "He's going to be a special player. He works hard, he has all the tools and whatever he's going to play, he's going to be good at it."
Some wondered what reaction both Fisher and Albert would have upon meeting each other; Albert said that shouldn't have even been a question.
"I want him to know that I'm going to help him the best way I can, so he can be the best player, from now into the future, so he can be a Hall of Fame tackle, so he can help his team make a Super Bowl, so he can be a Super Bowl tackle, so he can make Pro Bowls earlier than I did," Albert said.
Chiefs Rookies Ready For OTAs from The Mothership
Chiefs offensive line coach Andy Heck can't wait to see both Albert and Fisher working together.
"I think they're going to be great," coach Heck said. "They're two top competitors and certainly we have competitors throughout that (locker) room. Branden (Albert) is eager to get in and get to work, as we all are. Eric's eager to get to work. O-linemen tend to be supportive of each other, looking out for each other, holding each other accountable, coaching each other; I expect that to be the same, if not better, here."
Chiefs Make Three More Roster Moves from The Mothership
The Kansas City Chiefs have been awarded offensive tackle Matt Reynolds and cornerback Buddy Jackson via waiver claims, the team announced Tuesday. Additionally, the Chiefs have released defensive back De'Quan Menzie.
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KCChiefs.com Video: Albert Happy To Be Back, Putting Past Behind Him
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Branden Albert Wants Fresh Start With K.C. Chiefs from NFL.com
Albert didn't give details about his mistakes, but it's a good bet that he regrets skipping voluntary workouts and team meetings as well as airing his grievances with the organization on Twitter.
Now that trade talks are dead and Albert has been re-installed at left tackle, the rest of the offseason should go smoothly.
Davis Signs With Kansas City from Arkansas News
Former Arkansas running back Knile Davis agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday.
The Chiefs announced Davis had signed with organization after wrapping up this weekend's rookie mini-camp. Davis was drafted in the third round of last month's NFL Draft.
Burlington's Foster Joins NFL's Chiefs from The Burlington Times-News
Foster, a defensive back, completed his college career with Duke in December. He's a Williams High School graduate.
Vols QB Tyler Bray Getting Shot With Chiefs from The Associated Press via The Claremore Daily Progress
"He needs to learn the offense, handle it the right way and do the right things. He understands that,'' Reid said. "He knows the places he made mistakes at Tennessee.''
Ah, there's the rub.
Despite putting up the kind of numbers that get quarterbacks with big arms drafted - he threw for 3,612 yards and 34 touchdowns as a junior - Bray watched his stock dive amid questions about his maturity, work ethic and character.
2013 NFL Draft: Who's #1... After Income Taxes? from AccountingWEB
Fisher's total compensation is sweetened by a signing bonus of $14,518,544 from the Missouri-based team. If he becomes a Missouri resident, all his income will become subject to a hefty state income tax of 6 percent, plus Kansas City's local tax of 1 percent.
The number two pick was offensive tackle was Luke Joeckel from Texas A&M. He was drafted by a Florida's Jacksonville Jaguars. As number two, his signing bonus was lower than Fisher's by a whopping $719,200. Florida, of course, charges no state income tax, so if Joeckel opts to become a Florida resident, he'll pay zero state income tax to Florida.
A Post-Draft Look At The Arizona Cardinals' Running Backs from AZFamily.com
On the bright side, there's nowhere to go but up.
In 2012, the Arizona Cardinals' offense was...well, offensive. Their 263.1 yards of total offense per-game offense ranked dead last in the NFL by a wide margin, and their 15.6-point scoring average only avoided the cellar thanks to the impotence of the Kansas City Chiefs.
NFL Top 100: On A List Loaded With Quarterbacks, Rodgers Is Clear No. 1 from CBS Sports
53. Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: He was fourth in the league in rushing coming off an ACL injury. And he averaged 5.3 per carry on an offense that had no passing game.
2013 NFC West Offseason Glance: Cardinals from ESPN
What went wrong: Andy Reid accepted the Kansas City Chiefs' coaching offer without visiting Arizona after Cardinals president Michael Bidwill had expressed interest in Reid as a candidate to succeed Ken Whisenhunt...
Sifting Through What's Left Of The NFL's Free-Agent Heap from Grantland
Why isn't he signed? Hell if I know. Winston expressed his frustration with the market early after being cut - a common feeling among free agents this offseason. Bill Barnwell noted back in March that the slow-growing (or stagnant) salary cap would lead to some bargains, and with most of the likely landing spots gone, the teams that do want him are less inclined to overspend.
Moving DeMarcus Ware Is A Risk from ESPN
In 1993, Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Derrick Thomas made the switch. His sack total dropped from 14.5 to 8, in part, because he had to spend more time engaging blockers in the run game. The physical grind took its toll. Thomas still had three more 10-sack seasons, but he had at least 10 in each of his first four seasons.
Would Charles Woodson Fit In AFC West? from ESPN
Kansas City: Woodson was in Green Bay with new Kansas City general manager John Dorsey. The Chiefs could use some veteran secondary help. I'm not sure if Woodson would have a huge role in Kansas City, but if Dorsey decides there is value there, perhaps the Chiefs could consider him.