Chiefs Working to Re-Sign Bowe and Albert

341‘s Ian Rapoport reported on Thursday that the Kansas City Chiefs are actively pursuing long-term contracts with both Dwayne Bowe and Branden Albert.

All of those “Dwayne Bowe to Miami” claims that have floated around for some time could be put to rest by the newest regime in Kansas City. Rapoport also reported that new Head Coach Andy Reid was very high on Bowe when he made the jump to the pro’s from LSU.

If the Chiefs can lock-up Bowe in a new contract, they will successfully retain arguably the best wide receiver to possibly hit Free Agency this year. Given Bowe’s age and skill set, it’s clear that he has more to offer than other receivers that will soon be looking for a new team. I personally feel that if the Chiefs can get a skilled and competent play-caller under center, Bowe could become a serious threat on offense. He has been the Chiefs best receiver as of late, however, consistently getting him the ball will be key to the success of the new quarterback.

Brandon Albert
Brandon Albert

Branden Albert has played offensive tackle (OT) for the Chiefs since joining them in 2008.  While his first couple of seasons were relatively rough as far as performance is concerned, he has established himself the last couple years as a dominant OT in the league.  Re-signing Albert to a new contract is imperative to the new Chiefs regime.  There has been a lot of talk about Albert’s back issues and how they could keep him from reaching a new deal with his current team.  Last week, the new training staff gave Albert and about a dozen or so other players physicals in order to assess injury concerns etc.  Albert passed his physical with no problems, thus seemingly putting to rest the chatter about how his back problems could kill his chances at re-signing with the Chiefs.

The Chiefs are also actively working on their defensive line. They brought in former New York Giants tackle/end Chris Canty, who told USA TODAY Sports via text the team “rolled out the red carpet” for him. Canty did not sign a deal and is headed home to contemplate his visits with the Chiefs and the Tennessee Titans. No other visits are scheduled yet.

It seems to me that the priority list that the new Head Coach and General Manager in Kansas City have set for themselves, is almost the same as most fans would have it.  The quarterback situation has yet to be addressed, but with Free Agency and the Draft quickly approaching, don’t worry Chiefs Nation, the biggest question mark of them all will soon be answered.



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