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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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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

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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

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

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.
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

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