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Albert Wants Commitment from Chiefs
Posted By ChiefsWarpath.com On April 2, 2013 @ 11:05 am In Latest News | Comments Disabled
[ESPN.com] Branden Albert was absent from the start of the Kansas City Chiefs’ offseason workouts Monday and said Tuesday that until he gets a “definitive answer” on whether he will be traded he’ll continue to “stay away.”
Albert told the NFL Network, “I want to be a Chief,” but said he wants “certainty” about his future before reporting to the team. Albert was in the NFL Network’s Los Angeles studios for the interview on the network’s “NFL AM” program.
The workouts are strictly voluntary but Albert, the Chiefs’ left tackle who received the team’s franchise tag this offseason, was the only player absent. Albert signed his franchise tender worth $9.82 million late last month and therefore can be traded if the Chiefs find a deal to their liking.
He said he’ll play this season on that one-year deal if he has to, “but I’d rather not,” preferring to 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.”
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