Unless the Chiefs lower their asking price for Albert or accept a future draft pick, Albert is destined to remain in Kansas City.“He’s a good football player and can help our team out,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said.
Albert, the Chiefs’ franchise player, recently signed a one-year contract worth $9.83 million but has not participated in the team’s offseason conditioning program. He was absent for last week’s mini-camp.
Reid said the Chiefs would welcome Albert back if he opted to return.
“It’s part of the game and players go through this,” Reid said. “Branden Albert is a good kid. We’ll see how things work out as we continue on.”
Reid indicated the Chiefs may continue to try to trade Albert or at least listen to any offers they might receive. But Reid wasn’t optimistic the Chiefs would be able to deal him to Miami or elsewhere.