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While some teams try to focus on building a football team in the offseason, they run into unfortunate events that can cause distractions or overshadow their progress.
Most recently, Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett did not confirm whether or not offensive coordinator Bill Callahan would call the offensive plays after owner Jerry Jones said Callahan will. This created a lot of buzz in the media.
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Mike Adams was stabbed last week, which has taken up most of the discussion when it comes to the media talking about Steelers football.
Fortunately, Kansas City has avoided these issues.
The Chiefs had a minor issue with Branden Albert earlier this spring. Albert received the franchise tag instead of a new contract, and the team later drafted offensive tackle Eric Fisher with the first pick. According to Will Brinson of CBS Sports, Albert reportedly planned on staying away from the team, leading many to believe he would avoid practicing in OTAs.
However, even under the franchise tag, Albert showed up to OTAs and mandatory minicamp and participated with the team, offering a positive look on his contract situation and future with the organization—especially considering that Albert is practicing at left tackle, his desired position, while Fisher is on the right side.
Outside of Albert's small issue, the Chiefs have not had to deal with any distractions this offseason.