A source tells ProFootballTalk.com that the "current thinking" is that LT Branden Albert dodged a serious injury in Sunday's Week 13 loss to the Broncos.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid confirmed LT Branden Albert (shoulder) will be available for Thursday night's Week 3 game at Philly.
Branden Albert left Sunday's Week 2 game against the Cowboys with a shoulder injury, but later returned.
Monday's deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign long-term contracts came and went without a deal for Branden Albert.
The Chiefs and franchise player LT Branden Albert continue to discuss a long-term deal.
ESPN AFC West blogger Bill Williamson reports the Chiefs and LT Branden Albert are expected to talk about a contract extension next week.
Coach Andy Reid noted that LT Branden Albert showed up to OTAs Tuesday in "good shape."
Branden Albert is at the Chiefs facility and will practice Tuesday, as expected.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid expects Branden Albert to report to the team on Monday and line up at left tackle in minicamp practice.
Former Chiefs GM Scott Pioli said he tried to sign Branden Albert to a long-term deal last fall.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Chiefs LT Branden Albert "realizes" he'll be playing in Kansas City this season, and that both sides want an extension.
Coach Andy Reid said that if Branden Albert is still on the roster come Week 1, he will play left tackle and No. 1 pick Eric Fisher will play right tackle.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Branden Albert trade talks are "dead," and that the Chiefs will now focus on signing Albert long-term.
The Kansas City Star says a Branden Albert trade "is still a possibility, but from all appearances, not a good one."