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    By Michael David Smith
    The Kansas City Chiefs have moved their focus away from trading left tackle Branden Albert and are now trying to work out a long-term contract with him. All sides now view the much-discussed trade of Albert to the Dolphins as “dead,” Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports, and that means the Chiefs’ best option left… Read more…

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    Quote Originally Posted by brdempsey69 View Post
    Ah yes, you are quite right. But even with that, he still has to play where they tell him to and Reid may very well want him to play LG. The Chiefs should not go any higher than what Charles and DJ are getting -- about 6 mill per year. If Albert still insists on top-5 LT money, than a long-term deal is not happening.
    I agree. I don't think anyone in this administration views Albert as an OG though. He'll be at one of the tackle spots come start of the season. He won't get an extension at top 5 LT money. That being said, if I'm Branden Albert, I don't think I'm out of line for asking for similar money to what Long got considering Long's history of injuries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texaschief View Post
    I agree. I don't think anyone in this administration views Albert as an OG though. He'll be at one of the tackle spots come start of the season. He won't get an extension at top 5 LT money. That being said, if I'm Branden Albert, I don't think I'm out of line for asking for similar money to what Long got considering Long's history of injuries.
    The problem is, Albert also has injury concerns, also & when Long is healthy and on his game, he is a top-5 LT and Albert isn't a top-10 LT. Albert can ask for whatever he wants, but I don't think the Chiefs are going to budge a whole lot from their original offer to him, especially with Fisher having been drafted #1 overall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brdempsey69 View Post
    Worry not, Fisher will earn it. He possesses ruthless determination. Failure is not an option with him. It wasn't an option when he showed up at the Senior Bowl & he knows he got the same thing riding on his shoulders with the Chiefs ( probably more so ) and he's determined to prove he was the right choice for the Chiefs at #1. He's not thinking he's going to be an instant star just by stepping on the field, but rather that he's got something to prove. Somebody on the Chiefs practice field isn't going to enjoy lining up across from him on repeated occasions.
    I don't have much worry that he will earn it. I was just saying worst case if he should struggle to pick it up for whatever the reason Having him play RT for a year wouldn't be all that bad. Or just the first couple of games. If the need should arise we have Albert still who can play LT and Fisher can get his feet wet before being pluged in but that's the worst case

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    I'm unsure about this, I think maybe drafting Fisher is a really great thing in that he is likely to completely outperform Albert in practice and training camps and such, and that might bring Albert down to earth a little bit and humble him enough for him to come to grips with the fact that he can't even beat out a rookie LT, so how in the world should he be getting top 5 LT money?

    Besides, if his "I will only play LT" stance is true...then good riddance. Talented or not, we don't need that kind of entitled morale in the locker room. Bowe got paid, but we didn't have any WRs, we had to sign him. We have a LT now, and by all measures..a really good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brdempsey69 View Post
    The problem is, Albert also has injury concerns, also & when Long is healthy and on his game, he is a top-5 LT and Albert isn't a top-10 LT. Albert can ask for whatever he wants, but I don't think the Chiefs are going to budge a whole lot from their original offer to him, especially with Fisher having been drafted #1 overall.
    Albert's injury issues are much more understated than Long's. Jake Long is bordering on Kyle Turley status. He could very well wash out of the league very soon. Albert doesn't have those kinds of problems. If Albert was a FA, he would've been signed before Long. Albert is the safer bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texaschief View Post
    Albert's injury issues are much more understated than Long's. Jake Long is bordering on Kyle Turley status. He could very well wash out of the league very soon. Albert doesn't have those kinds of problems. If Albert was a FA, he would've been signed before Long. Albert is the safer bet.
    Back problems are never understated when they keep a player out for as much time as Albert missed. I won't go as far as to say that Long is on Turley status just yet. In fact, it's Albert that having problems similar to Turley's. Long is fully healthy now & if he wasn't, the Rams wouldn't have signed him.

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    It's good they might get a deal done. But man they better not put Fisher at RT. Move Albert to LG or RT, but by god please dont put Fisher at RT. But seriously, this line is looking incredible.

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    Albert passed his physical and "no major concerns about his back were raised."

    A line consisting of Fisher, Albert, Hudson, Asamoah, and Schwartz w/ Stephenson and Allen as the top tackle/guard reserves is going to be one of the tops in the league. And that's exactly what Alex Smith had in SF and needs in KC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieChiefsFan View Post
    It's good they might get a deal done. But man they better not put Fisher at RT. Move Albert to LG or RT, but by god please dont put Fisher at RT. But seriously, this line is looking incredible.
    I expect them to sign Albert to a deal, start him at LT this year and then trade him after the season is over. Fisher will play RT this year. Albert's value would be seriously limited if they moved him anywhere but LT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyManHali View Post
    I expect them to sign Albert to a deal, start him at LT this year and then trade him after the season is over. Fisher will play RT this year. Albert's value would be seriously limited if they moved him anywhere but LT.
    Let's just hope we can get that 2nd rounder for him next year or better (if we do indeed trade him)

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