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Branden Albert to avoid all Chiefs voluntary workouts

We told you earlier Monday that left tackle Branden Albert was the only Kansas City Chiefs player missing from the first day of voluntary workouts.

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According to Breer, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he's aware why Albert wasn't at Monday's workout, though he chose not to go into specifics. Breer hears that Albert's absence is related to his contract situation and the offensive tackle's belief that the Chiefs actively are shopping him.

Albert signed his $9.8 million franchise tag last week, but he's been vocal in his wish for a long-term deal. He was engaged in talks with the prior regime in Kansas City, but all momentum on that front vanished after coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey came into power.

Breer said Albert has no plans to attend any voluntary workouts. If he sits out any mandatory workouts (which begin later this spring), he's subject to a fine since he's currently under contract.

We'd be surprised if he's still on the roster by then.

Follow Dan Hanzus on Twitter @DanHanzus.

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