On Monday, Adam Caplan of ESPN cited a source who said Albert told the Jacksonville Jaguars he will report to the team. The AP reported the 32-year-old Albert "looked out of shape and past his prime" early in camp. Did his body not respond like he wanted?
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Albert sacrificed $8.9 million in base salary when he retired July 31, money that is guaranteed if he is on the Week 1 roster.
Garafolo also tweeted, Albert did not travel with the Jaguars to New England for the team's joint practice with the Patriots and preseason opener on Thursday night.
The team on Tuesday released a statement saying they have mutually agreed to place the two-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle on the club's reserve/retired list following a meeting with him on Monday. On the start of the league year in March, the Dolphins traded Albert for a seventh-round pick. He skipped most of Jacksonville's offseason program because he wanted a new contract.
Eight days after he announced his surprising decision to retire, left tackle Branden Albert seems interested in playing in the upcoming season after all.
Albert was the 15th overall pick by Kansas City in 2008. Albert missed 20 games over the last five seasons, including seven in 2014 because of a knee injury. However, he struggled to stay healthy in his three years in Miami.