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The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to meet with LT Branden Albert next week regarding a contract extension, according to ESPN’s Bill Williamson.
The Chiefs placed their franchise tag on Albert back in February, which will run them $9.828 million for the 2013 season.
Albert, 28, is believed to be targeting as much a $9 million per season, which would put him just above Jake Long in terms of annual base salaries.
Given that the Chiefs used the No. 1 overall pick on Eric Fisher, it seems unlikely that they would be willing to commit that kind of money to him. Fisher should be able to slide over to the left side, while they target a right tackle in the draft or free agency.
The recent free agent market wasn’t exactly great for right tackles, so it seems reasonable to assume that they would be able to find a quality option in the coming years if needed. Should Albert depart via free agency, they should be able to recoup a fourth-round compensatory pick for losing him.
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NFL players that are currently under the franchise tag have until July 15th to work out an extension with their current team. There still seems to be a chance the Chiefs and offensive lineman Branden Albert might be able to get something done.
According to Bill Williamson of ESPN.com, the Chiefs and Albert are supposed to start talking again next week.
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