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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Branden Albert is and will be a LT

By Bill Williamson

In an interview with a Kansas City radio station, Chiefs free-agent left tackle Branden Albert said he does not know what the team's plans are for him, but he wants to stay in Kansas City.

And as expected, Albert said he has no interest in moving to guard. He is staying at left tackle and he will be paid well for it whether it is from the Chiefs or elsewhere.

In other AFC West news:

The Chargers hired former Carolina receivers coach Fred Graves for the same job and they are hiring former Buffalo offensive line coach Joe D'Alessandris for the same position.

U-T San Diego reports the Chargers will keep running backs coach Ollie Wilson. Most of the defensive staff has been kept by new coach Mike McCoy, but he is bringing in many of his own coaches on the offensive side of the ball.

Charlie Joiner has retired from the NFL. He was in the NFL for a total of 44 years, including 21 with the Chargers. He played for San Diego for 11 years. He had two coaching stints in San Diego, including one for the past five years. His contract expired after the season.