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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 declared LT Branden Albert, DT A.J. Francis, WR Matt Hazel, DB Tony Lippett, RB Raheem Mostert, TE Dion Sims and G Billy Turner inactive for Week 4 against the Jets.
This marks Albert's second absence in a row. Just as he did last week, Jason Fox will fill in at left tackle. Miami has a bye next week, giving Albert some extra time to get ready for Week 6 against Tennessee. Oct 4 - 8:42 AM

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Dolphins LT Branden Albert (hamstring) is out for Week 4 against the Jets.

It's his second straight absence. Jason Fox will draw another start at left tackle. The injury-prone Albert should be considered week to week.
Oct 2 - 10:48 AM

Dolphins LT Branden Albert (hamstring) says he's "day to day."

However, the Miami Herald reports there are "real concerns" Albert will miss Sunday's game in London against the Jets. Jason Fox wasn't a disaster in Albert's place against the Bills, but his presence was still sorely missed. Despite that, the Dolphins would likely be best served by giving Albert Sunday and next week's bye off. There's no need to rush a player only recently returned from a torn ACL.
Sep 29 - 6:58 PM

Dolphins LT Branden Albert (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Week 3.

The Dolphins' offensive line is reeling entering a date with Buffalo's dominant defensive front. Albert's absence is a big concern for Ryan Tannehill.
Sep 25 - 2:22 PM

There are "real concerns" about Dolphins LT Branden Albert's Week 3 availability.

"I’m day by day, just taking it one day at a time," Albert said Thursday. "Hopefully I’ll be out there soon. We’ll see." The Dolphins will be in real trouble if Jason Fox has to guard Ryan Tannehill's blindside against the Bills' ferocious defensive line.
Sep 24 - 5:22 PM

Dolphins LT Branden Albert (hamstring) did not practice on Thursday.

After missing practice on Wednesday as well, Albert is not looking good for this week. Jason Fox will start at left tackle if Albert cannot go.
Sep 24 - 12:08 PM

Dolphins LT Branden Albert (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday.

Albert was forced from the Dolphins' Week 2 loss in the second quarter. Jason Fox is the next man up at left tackle.
Sep 24 - 9:51 AM

Dolphins LT Branden Albert left Week 2 against the Jaguars with a hamstring injury and will not return.

He exited in the second quarter. Albert is no stranger to injuries having torn his ACL less than a year ago. Jason Fox took over for Albert at left tackle.
Sep 20 - 6:47 PM

Dolphins LT Branden Albert (knee) has been medically cleared.

Considering he has been practicing in full for two weeks, he has likely been cleared for quite some time, but his knee is not the only thing threatening his Week 1 status. "The simple fact that my knee doesn't bother me is the most important thing that people have to understand," Albert said. "It's my conditioning and my timing. That's what the organization and trainers are keeping an eye on." Even if his "timing" is a bit off Week 1, Albert is still easily the best option at left tackle for the Dolphins. He should play.
Sep 8 - 8:24 AM

The Dolphins "remain optimistic" LT Branden Albert (knee) will play in Week 1 against the Redskins.

The Fins need Albert to block Redskins ROLB Ryan Kerrigan. While Miami brass has remained noncommittal publicly about Albert's availability coming off ACL and MCL surgery, coach Joe Philbin said Monday that Albert "looks good."
Sep 7 - 2:18 PM

Barring a "major upset," the Miami Herald expects LT Branden Albert (knee) to be ready for Week 1.

Plugged-in reporter Armando Salguero believes only a setback could hold Albert out of the Dolphins' opener. Hi reports comes only three days after an equally-trustworthy Adam Caplan reported Albert was unlikely to return before Week 3. Albert himself has been noncommittal on his status, but we'll lean toward him suiting up against the Redskins in Week 1.
Sep 1 - 1:40 PM

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports Dolphins LT Branden Albert (knee) is unlikely to return before Week 3.

It's a big blow for the Dolphins' shaky offensive line, and means fill-in Jason Fox will make at least two starts on Ryan Tannehill's blindside. Fox is missing Saturday's regular season dress rehearsal, leaving Tannehill to fend for himself behind his third string left tackle, Dallas Thomas. Albert is still barely 10 months removed from tearing up his knee. Week 3 shouldn't be considered a certainty.
Aug 29 - 6:18 PM

Dolphins LT Branden Albert (knee) said he is "back doing everything" at practice.

Albert stopped short of saying he will definitely be ready for Week 1, but it certainly appears he is headed that way. Albert's return will be a big boost to the Dolphins' shaky offensive line.
Aug 25 - 1:02 PM

Dolphins LT Branden Albert (knee) participated in team drills in Monday's practice.

It is another step in the right direction for Albert, who is on track to be ready Week 1. Albert tore his ACL and MCL last November.
Aug 17 - 9:04 AM

Dolphins LT Branden Albert (knee) is nearing a return to team drills.

"I don’t have an exact date, but it’s going to be soon," Albert said. Albert hasn't guaranteed he'll be ready for Week 1, but projected confidence on Tuesday. "I’m not hurting. I’m not swelling up. It’s still 32 days out (from the regular-season opener). I’m getting better." The Dolphins' thin offensive line can't afford to be missing its left tackle for Week 1.
Aug 11 - 5:27 PM

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QB1Ryan Tannehill
2Matt Moore
RB1Lamar Miller
2Damien Williams
3Jonas Gray
4Raheem Mostert
5Jay Ajayi
GLB1Lamar Miller
2Damien Williams
3RB1Lamar Miller
2Damien Williams
WR11Jarvis Landry
2Kenny Stills
3Matt Hazel
WR21Greg Jennings
2DeVante Parker
3Rishard Matthews
WR31Kenny Stills
TE1Jordan Cameron
2Dion Sims
3Jake Stoneburner
LT1Branden Albert
2Jason Fox
LG1Michael Thomas
2Billy Turner
C1Mike Pouncey
2Sam Brenner
RG1Jamil Douglas
RT1Ja'Wuan James
2Jeff Linkenbach
K1Andrew Franks