USA Today's Mike Garafolo reports Chiefs franchise player Branden Albert plans to sign his one-year, $9.828 million tender "soon."
It'll be a smart move by Albert, whose $9.8 million will become guaranteed for the 2013 season once he signs. The move could also expedite a trade out of Kansas City, although we tentatively anticipate Albert staying with the Chiefs. The team could still entertain trade inquiries closer to the draft, especially if GM John Dorsey has already decided on a left tackle at No. 1 overall.