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Branden Albert | Tackle

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/4/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 320
College: Virginia
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Dolphins LT Branden Albert (knee) is unsure if he'll be ready for Week 1.
"I told everybody it’s going to be sooner than later," Albert said Thursday. "I’m ahead of schedule. We don’t want to push it too much. This is a good starting point." It's a bit of a surprise, as Albert opened camp on the active roster, while the Dolphins spun sunshine about his status all offseason. All we know for sure is that he's avoiding the reserve/PUP list since he wasn't placed on active/PUP. Albert still has a real shot at being ready for Week 1. Jul 30 - 6:01 PM

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Dolphins LT Branden Albert (knee) will open training camp on the active roster.

He's avoided the active/PUP list and will be a full participant in football activities right out of the gate. Albert's rehab from a torn ACL and MCL suffered in Week 10 was setback-free. His return to Ryan Tannehill's blind side is a big boost for the offense. Albert was PFF's No. 4 tackle at the time of his injury.
Jul 29 - 8:59 AM

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin is hopeful LT Branden Albert (ACL/MCL surgery) can avoid the active/PUP list to begin camp.

"The hope is ... to move him out of the rehab portion and into the football portion," Philbin said Saturday. By nearly every account, Albert's rehab has been seamless, and he's progressed without setbacks. Even if he ends up spending a week or two on the active/PUP list to open camp, his Week 1 status is not in doubt.
Jul 25 - 11:40 AM

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins "remain pleased" with LT Branden Albert's (ACL/MCL surgery) progress.

Per reporter Barry Jackson, Albert "remains determined" to be ready for Week 1. Albert is eight months removed from tearing up his knee in his first season as a Dolphin. Reports surfaced last month that Albert looked "far from ready" at OTAs, but Week 1 is realistic for an offensive lineman who will have had 10 months to recover at that point.
Jul 14 - 5:00 PM

ESPN Dolphins reporter James Walker said LT Branden Albert (ACL/MCL surgery) "looks far from ready" at OTAs.

Walker added it is not "100-percent guaranteed" Albert is ready for Week 1. The Dolphins have said Albert is on track for the season opener, but teams are often optimistic when it comes to injuries. With question marks at guard and little depth at left tackle, the Dolphins badly need Albert back by the season. They'll likely let him take his time in training camp.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 6 - 9:39 AM

Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey confirmed LT Branden Albert (knee surgery) is on track to play in the season opener.

Albert has been setback-free in his ACL recovery to this point. His status for training camp remains questionable, but the Dolphins fully expect him to be ready for Week 1. After missing the final eight games last year, Albert’s return will provide a major upgrade in pass protection.
May 15 - 5:16 PM

Dolphins LT Branden Albert's (knee surgery) rehab remains "on course."

"No worries," according to reporter Armando Salguero. Albert will likely be babied along in camp, but should be ready to rock for Week 1, barring setbacks.
May 7 - 3:24 PM

Dolphins LT Branden Albert's (knee surgery) recovery has been setback-free.

Albert fully expects to be on the field protecting Ryan Tannehill's blind side Week 1 after tearing his ACL and MCL in November. He's not yet running at full speed, but plans to "soon." Albert is currently working out at a boxing gym in Florida in the afternoons after rehabbing at the Dolphins' facility in the mornings. Albert was playing at an All-Pro level before getting hurt last Week 10.
Apr 12 - 10:13 AM

The Dolphins expect LT Branden Albert (ACL, MCL) to be ready for Week 1.

Per the Miami Herald, Albert is "on track." Albert said earlier this month that he's been "progressing well." He should still be considered questionable for training camp until further notice.
Mar 24 - 3:38 PM

The Miami Herald reports Dolphins LT Branden Albert (ACL, MCL) is "progressing well."

The word comes from Albert himself. Albert said early last month that he was unsure of his Week 1 status. Neither Albert nor the Dolphins are likely to have a firm grip on his status before the beginning of training camp.
Mar 5 - 10:42 PM

Dolphins LT Branden Albert (ACL/MCL surgery) said Friday he's uncertain whether he'll be ready for Week 1.

Albert tore both knee ligaments early last November after performing at a high level in the first half of the season. "I hope I'll be able to play the first game; I just don't know," he said. "We'll see." A recent report in the Miami Herald indicated Albert's Week 1 prognosis is optimistic.
Feb 8 - 10:18 AM

The Dolphins and doctors are reportedly "pleasantly surprised" by how quickly LT Branden Albert has progressed from ACL surgery.

Albert blew out his right knee in Week 10. It sounds like he's ahead of schedule, which puts him firmly on track to be ready for the start of the 2015 season. The Dolphins signed Albert to a $46 million last offseason to protect Ryan Tannehill's blind side.
Jan 22 - 11:35 AM

Dolphins placed LT Branden Albert (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Albert has a torn right ACL and MCL. It's a massive injury to the man the Dolphins signed to a five-year, $46M contract eight months ago. Albert was arguably Miami's best player this season, grading out as PFF's No. 4 tackle and cementing a line that turned into a debacle during the 2013 Richie Incognito saga. Now they'll have to go forward with right tackle Ja'Wuan James kicking to the left side and patching things up elsewhere. Lamar Miller and the entire offense gets knocked down a peg.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 12:54:00 PM

Dolphins LT Branden Albert told teammates his knee injury will require surgery and he's done for the season.

Albert went down in the second quarter of Sunday's loss at Detroit. The team is not commenting on the severity of his injury until an MRI is performed Monday, but we wouldn't expect any miracles -- especially with PFT also reporting Albert is done for the year. After he went down Sunday, RT Ja'Wuan James shifted to the left side and Nate Garner stepped in on the right. Albert was PFF's No. 4 overall tackle coming into Sunday, behind only Joe Thomas, Jason Peters and Andrew Whitworth.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 05:39:00 PM

Dolphins LT Branden Albert was carted off with a right knee injury in Miami's Week 10 game against the Lions.

Albert was in a ton of pain, and the Dolphins didn't delay in bringing out the cart. It had the looks of a season-ending injury, which would be horrible news for the Dolphins. In the first season of a five-year, $46 million deal, Albert has been one of the league's very best blindside protectors. RT Ja'Wuan James has now shifted to left tackle, with Dallas Thomas manning the right side.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 02:10:00 PM

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