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Cardinals Won’t Overpay For Chiefs LT Branden Albert


ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that even though the Arizona Cardinals have interest in Chiefs free agent LT Branden Albert, they “won’t overpay” for him in the coming weeks.

  • Schefter mentions that the Cardinals are in a “good spot” right now given that there is a lot of depth at offensive tackle in the draft.
  • Schefter adds that Arizona was able to procure good value in free agency last, which could be a sign that they will make Albert their best offer and see how things go from there.

The Buccaneers and Dolphins have also been mentioned as teams to watch in regards to Albert this offseason.

Albert, 29, should have plenty of interest from teams in need of a true blindside protector. Some have mentioned that Albert could secure close to $7 million annually in his next contract. The Bears signed LT Jermon Bushrod to a five-year deal worth $35.965 million that included $22.465 million guaranteed last year, which happens to be the most recent comparison for a $7 million annual salary.

We have him listed as the No. 23 player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.


According to Tony Pauline of, the Arizona Cardinals are expected to make a “big run” at signing Chiefs free agent LT Branden Albert in the coming months.

Pauline adds that if the Cardinals are unable to sign Albert during free agency, his sources believe they will target an offensive tackle in the first round of this year’s NFL Draft.

Mike Jurecki previously mentioned that Albert could be on the Cardinals radar this off season, and teams like the Buccaneers and Dolphins have also come up as potential options for him in free agency.

There is still a chance that he could be back with the Chiefs next season, but that is by no means a strong possibility.


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