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Branden Albert | Tackle | #76

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/4/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 314
College: Virginia
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (15) / KC
Contract: view contract details

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Jaguars LT Branden Albert said he's moving on from his contract dispute, and admits he overplayed his hand.
"No," Albert replied when asked if he's underpaid. "At the time, when you see the situation and (how) the market came out, you try and do what’s best business-wise. It didn’t work that way and it’s time to move on." Albert ran with the third-stringers on the opening day of minicamp, but even with second-rounder Cam Robinson in the fold, Albert should be on the blindside come Week 1. Jun 13 - 5:43 PM

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Jaguars LT Branden Albert said he will attend training camp.

Albert sat out the voluntary portions of the offseason program in hopes of landing a new deal from his new team, but he reported for minicamp on Monday and says he has put the contract situation behind him. Second-rounder Cam Robinson will provide competition, but Albert should win the left tackle job in camp.
Jun 13 - 11:37 AM

Jaguars LT Branden Albert officially reported for mandatory minicamp on Monday.

The practices run Tuesday-Thursday. Albert has remained away from the team since being acquired from the Dolphins in late February. He was believed to be seeking a contract adjustment, one that does not appear to be coming. Even with second-rounder Cam Robinson in the fold, Albert should man the blindside in 2017.
Jun 12 - 2:10 PM

Coach Doug Marrone said LT Branden Albert told him he will report to mandatory minicamp.

Albert hasn't really seen his coaches or teammates since being acquired from the Dolphins prior to the draft. He reportedly wants a sweetened contract, but the Jaguars have been reluctant to give it to him. Maybe once he shows his face and displays that he's in playing shape, the Jaguars will kick him some guaranteed money. It's important to remember OTAs are completely voluntary.
Jun 9 - 12:59 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Jaguars LT Branden Albert will not report for the start of OTAs.

Rapoport's colleague James Palmer reported over the weekend there were "some people" within the Jaguars who believed Albert would show after reopening communication last week, but Albert is still looking for a sweetened deal. With second-round rookie Cam Robinson an option at left tackle, Jacksonville is likely content to wait the veteran out. Mandatory minicamp begins in three weeks. Skipping that would show Albert is serious about his hold out.
May 23 - 9:01 AM

NFL Network's James Palmer reports "some people" within the Jaguars believe Branden Albert will show up for OTAs on Tuesday.

Albert skipped voluntary work and had gone radio silent in hopes of landing a sweetened deal from his new team, but he reportedly texted coach Doug Marrone on Friday. Palmer says the two sides plan to talk over the next couple days. It looks like Albert will be an option for Jacksonville this season, but he will face competition from second-rounder Cam Robinson at left tackle. The loser will likely end up at left guard.
May 20 - 10:41 AM

The Jaguars and LT Branden Albert have resumed communication about a new contract.

Trying to get a sweetened deal, Albert skipped voluntary workouts and temporarily went dark on communication. Owed $18.45 million over the next two seasons, Albert has been seeking more guaranteed money. With OL Cam Robinson now on the roster, Albert has less leverage. Robinson could end up at guard, but for now the Jags can claim he's a candidate on the blindside.
May 18 - 1:24 PM

Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said he’s still yet to talk with LT Branden Albert.

"No. Probably don’t expect him to now," said Marrone. "You just want to know where everyone is at." Albert has been a no-show at voluntary workouts. The Jaguars have made clear they won’t be giving him a new deal, but it sounds like there’s some concern over his 2017 status. Albert will face competition from second-rounder Cam Robinson whenever he reports.
May 13 - 4:07 PM

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said the team has no plans to adjust LT Branden Albert's contract nor cut him.

"We have his rights, and we expect him to show up when he has to," Caldwell said. "This is all voluntary, so it’s his decision to not be here. He’s got that right to do that. As long as he comes in shape when it’s mandatory and comes in and does the things he’s supposed to do, we’ll welcome him with open arms." Albert was a no-show for voluntary workouts, which likely played a part in the Jaguars taking OT Cam Robinson at No. 34 in the draft. When Week 1 rolls around, Albert will likely be manning left tackle with Robinson possibly at left guard.
May 1 - 9:17 AM

When asked about left tackle, Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said, "We'll start the best player."

Branden Albert, who was acquired in a trade with Miami, was expected to man left tackle for the Jags but he's been absent from voluntary workouts and coach Doug Marrone still hasn't touched base with him. With Albert a no-show, the Jags went ahead and drafted Alabama OT Cam Robinson with the No. 34 overall pick. Robinson may be a better long-term fit at guard or right tackle, but his presence could put heat on Albert, who is due $18.45 million over his next two seasons.
Apr 28 - 7:44 PM

Jaguars coach Doug Marrone was "surprised" LT Branden Albert didn’t attend voluntary workouts.

"I haven’t had any communication with him," Marrone said. "I don’t know what his thoughts are going forward." Albert wants more guaranteed money after getting traded to Jacksonville, but there haven’t been any discussions to this point. Barring a new deal, he'll count $8.9 million against the 2017 cap.
Apr 21 - 7:21 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, new Jaguars LT Branden Albert is not present for the start of voluntary workouts and wants a new contract.

Acquired from the Dolphins in February, Albert was expected to discuss a new contract with the team. But it hasn't happened to this point. He has two years remaining on his current deal and likely wants some guaranteed money and security. Albert turns 33 this year and is on his last legs as a quality starting left tackle. The Jaguars need to find their left tackle of the future.
Apr 17 - 10:26 AM

Jaguars acquired LT Branden Albert from the Dolphins in exchange for a 2018 seventh-round pick.

We are marking this as official after EVP Tom Coughlin said he does not "see any reason" why the trade will not go through when the new league year begins on March 9. It is still unclear if Albert took a pay cut on the $8.9 million he was scheduled to make with the Dolphins. Albert is 32, has averaged 12 games a season since 2011, and appears to be trending downward. The Jaguars still need to be looking toward the future at left tackle.
Feb 25 - 10:46 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Jaguars will give up a 2018 seventh-round pick for Dolphins LT Branden Albert once the deal is finalized.

Albert is reportedly meeting with the Jaguars Monday night and Tuesday to work out a contract. If that goes well and he passes his physical, this deal should get done by midweek. Moving from Kelvin Beachum to Albert will save the Jaguars some money up front, but they are trading a 27-year-old who should improve another year removed from an ACL tear for a 32-year-old who is trending downward and has averaged 12 games a season since 2011.
Feb 20 - 8:14 PM

The Miami Herald confirms the Jaguars and Dolphins are "still in talks" regarding a trade that would send Branden Albert to Jacksonville.

Monday's Julius Thomas deal doesn't mean Albert talks are dead. Albert remains likely to land in Jacksonville as part of an independent trade, which the Herald's Armando Salguero hints would net the Dolphins a late-round pick in 2018. Hangups in deals like this usually involve money. Jacksonville is believed to be hoping to sign Albert to an affordable contract extension. Albert will meet with the Jaguars on Monday night. If all goes well, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the two sides will try to hash out a deal on Tuesday.
Feb 20 - 5:58 PM