Brandon Albert #76 of the Kansas City Chiefs heads to the line of scrimmage to face the Denver Broncos defense at INVESCO Field at Mile High on November 14, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 49-29.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs and offensive lineman Brandon Albert have failed to reach a new long-term deal by Monday's deadline.
Albert, the Chiefs' designated franchise player, will now become a free agent at the end of the upcoming NFL season. The team will pay the left tackle $9.8 million for the season.
The Monday afternoon deadline was for franchise players and their respective teams to sign long-term deals.
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