Branden Albert is doing the right thing

Give credit to Branden Albert for deciding to join the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday.

Albert previously said he would stay away from the team until the mandatory session begin, Yet, Albert will join voluntary session. New Kansas City coach Andy Reid called Albert, and the two have come to an accord.

Expect both sides to continue to talk about coming to terms on a long-term deal. No deal is close, but both sides are interested in getting a deal done. If not, Albert will play for the $9.8 million franchise tag and be a free agent next year.

In the meantime, Albert is joining his team and putting a spring holdout behind him.

In other AFC West notes:

The draft-pick signings continue to roll in for the AFC West. Denver has signed three picks, defensive end Quanterus Smith, receiver Tavarres King and offensive lineman Vinston Painter. Kansas City signed center Eric Kush and linebacker Mike Catapano. San Diego has signed four of its six picks.

The Chiefs named Marvin Allen director of college scouting. He was formerly with the Falcons.