Chiefs Minicamp Notes: Baldwin Shines, Albert No-Shows

The Kansas City Chiefs opened up a three-day voluntary minicamp yesterday. Here’s some news and notes from the first day of camp.


Not surprisingly, Branden Albert did not show up yesterday to camp and he is not anticipated to show up for the other two days either. Minicamp is “voluntary” but normally it is expected for all players to show up. Albert is holding out for a “long-term commitment” from the Chiefs who applied the franchise tag to him in March.

The Chiefs have also been shopping Albert to other teams and have not backed down from their second round price tag.

Aug 30, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn (9) reacts with wide receiver Jon Baldwin (89) after a play during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports


Another offseason, another spectacular performance from Baldwin according to reports. It was good enough to deem an entire article from Adam Teicher this morning.

As we’ve discussed in another post, the Chiefs desperately need number two receiver opposite of Dwayne Bowe. At the moment Baldwin is the best option to fill that role, but his performance on the field the last two season has left much to be desired. Hopefully he can turn it around this season.


Moeaki had his knee scoped after the season and is not ready to begin practicing yet. He is tentatively expected to return of OTA’s in May. While the operation is minor, it is just another reminder of how fragile Moeaki is and how little the Chiefs can count on him heading into the season. The addition of Anthony Fasano may turn out to be one of the more key additions of the season.

Everyone else was healthy and participated, including center Rodney Hudson.

Topics: Branden Albert, Jon Baldwin, Kansas City Chiefs

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