[Kansas City.com] The Chiefs and offensive tackle Branden Albert have until 3 p.m. Monday to come to an agreement on a multi-year contract extension.
After that time, players who have been designated with the franchise tag cannot sign an extension until after the final game of the 2013 regular season.
Albert signed his franchise tender last March which will pay him $9.828 million in 2013, and he will be part of the team this season. However, if he does not sign an extension by Monday, he would be an unrestricted free agent in 2014 unless the Chiefs make him their franchise player again.
Albert, his agent Todd France and Chiefs general manager John Dorsey were not available for comment on the status of negotiations.