Kansas City Chiefs tackle Branden Albert signed his $9.8 million franchise tender, so you would expect he’d be happy and prepared to get to work.
Not so fast in my Lee Corso voice.
According to head coach Andy Reid, Albert was the only player not to show up for voluntary workouts on Monday. Pro Football Talk is reporting that Albert who was a guest on NFL AM Tuesday morning said he “planned to stay away from all Chiefs activities until he knows for certainty what they plan to do with him.”
“Until I know my situation with certainty, I’m going to stay away,” Albert said onNFL AM.
Albert said he wants a long-term commitment from the Chiefs in the form of a long term deal, and he does not like the uncertainty that goes along with having a one-year franchise tender.
He’s also uncomfortable knowing the Chiefs may draft a tackle at #1 and trade him also.
If I’m going to be there, if I’m going to be traded, if I’m going to be there long term, everything right now is uncertain,” Albert said.
The workouts right now are voluntary, so Albert has no contractual obligation to be around just yet.