Jaguars place LT Branden Albert on reserve/retired list

Jonathan Hernandez
August 9, 2017

Ultimately Albert did show for the mandatory minicamp and (later) the start of training camp on July 26 before deciding to walk away after three practices.

After declining to comment on the situation Monday the Jaguars released the following statement on Tuesday.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that Albert didn't travel with the Jaguars to New England for the team's preseason opener, and that there are "lots moving parts" regarding Albert's future in Jacksonville.

When Albert retired, it was made apparent that he might owe a significant amount of money back to the team he'd abandoned.

Offensive lineman Branden Albert is reportedly considering an National Football League return just one week after retiring, but the Jacksonville Jaguars announced Tuesday that they placed him on the reserve/retired list.

He skipped all of the offseason conditioning programs for the Jaguars and the team's organized activities due to wanting to sign a new deal with the team. He had been traded from the Dolphins to the Jags in March for a future seventh-round draft pick. He was scheduled to make $8.8 million this season and $9.5 million in 2018.

Albert had two years remaining on the five-year contract he signed with Miami in 2014. Albert worked out with the team's first team offense the first day of training camp, but Robinson over the next two days took reps with the first team.

Judging by what has transpired, it certainly seems the world's shortest retirement was a ploy by Albert, a former two-time Pro Bowl selection who is now 32 and far closer to the finish line than the starting gun of his career. Albert has missed 20 games over the past five seasons, including four last season with the Dolphins.

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