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Jamaal Charles Tweets Saddest Message to Former Teammate Branden Albert

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) follows the block of tackle Branden Albert (76) to score a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
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Dan CarsonTrending Lead WriterMarch 12, 2014

Jamaal Charles is one sad panda. 

After a prolific year running between the tackles, the Kansas City Chiefs running back has taken a moment to digest recent events. 

Of the many offseason developments occurring within the Chiefs franchise, the one weighing heaviest on Charles’ mind appears to be the departure of teammate Branden Albert.

Charles recently tweeted a sad message about Albert, which was spotted by Andy Nesbitt of Fox Sports. The tweet was heavy with grief over losing the offensive lineman to free agency, reading like a eulogy for a man who is still very much alive:

To be absolutely clear, the side Albert passed over to was the Miami Dolphins. He did not shuffle off this mortal coil and leave our world behind for a kingdom of eternal bliss and never-ending Vanilla Cokes.

Regardless, Charles seemed to be in a very black mood about his veteran lineman leaving Kansas City for a five-year, $46 million contract with the Dolphins. Albert had spent his first years in the NFL with the Chiefs, and his absence will certainly be noticeable in the locker room come training camp.

Fortunately, Albert was quick to respond to Charles’ tweet, saying that no matter what jersey they’re wearing—Capulet, Montague or Monstar—they’ll always be family: 

Fortunately for Charles, the two men will see each other within the year. The date has yet to be announced, but the Chiefs and Dolphins will play each at some point in the 2014 regular season. 

One can only expect a joyous reunion to play out, perhaps even bordering on Knowshon Moreno levels of emotion.

 

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