Kansas City Chiefs Have Franchise Tagged LT Branden Albert

Oct. 09, 2011; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney (93) tries to get around Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Branden Albert (76) at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory credit: Michael Hickey-USA TODAY Sports

I thought the San Diego Chargers had a chance to get LT Branden Albert, but that won’t be happening anymore. The Kansas City Chiefs have used their franchise tag on the left tackle.

The good news, that means the Chiefs may look at a different position with the first overall pick in the draft. Luke Joeckel can slip down and the rest of the tackles can take another step downward toward our selection at 11.

Take another free agent left tackle off of our list.

Topics: Free Agency, San Diego Chargers

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  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    That is good news, there’s no way they still draft one of the big LT’s for their RT is there? this is quite interesting to see who they end up drafting now….good times

  • RussinSactown

    I didn’t think they were going to leave that tackle out there for long. But it does mean KC won’t be in the market for a LT. The downside is it could mean that they look to trade out and stockpile picks and someone else jumps up to grab Joeckel

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i wonder who teams would want to trade for in this draft.

  • Preston Niedert

    Egales and lions don’t need to draft a OT so that leaves Arizona and the chragers as the team that need to draft a OT unless a team like the rams and bears trades up to take one.

    • lblocz

      eagles might don’t know how peters will respond to 2 ruptured achilles tendons last year.

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