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Branden Albert | Tackle | #76

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/4/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 314
College: Virginia
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (15) / KC
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Dolphins LT Branden Albert said he is down to 313 pounds.
Albert said he lost the weight because he is "getting kind of older" and wants to help his "joints and knees." Albert struggled with injuries early last season, but he bounced back for a solid second half. As long as he can stay healthy, Albert should help the line take a step forward this year. May 31 - 2:05 PM

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Dolphins LT Branden Albert (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 6 against the Titans.

Albert was limited throughout the week and is expected to return coming off Miami’s bye. The entire Dolphins offense took a step back without him. Albert is an upgrade in the run game and on Ryan Tannehill’s blindside
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 07:46:00 PM

Dolphins LT Branden Albert (hamstring) is expected to return in Week 6.

It's a big development for an offensive line that failed miserably to open run-game alleys and protect Ryan Tannehill before a Week 5 bye. Swing-tackle journeyman Jason Fox had been filling in for Albert on Tannehill's blind side.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 09:58:00 PM

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.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 08:42:00 AM

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.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 10:48:00 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.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 06:58:00 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.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 02:22:00 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.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 05:22:00 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.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 12:08:00 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.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 09:51:00 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.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 06:47:00 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.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 08:24:00 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."
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 02:18:00 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.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 01:40:00 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.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 06:18:00 PM

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