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Branden Albert | Tackle | #76

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/4/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 314
College: Virginia
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (15) / KC
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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms Dolphins LT Branden Albert (wrist, questionable) is expected to play Sunday in Week 13 against the Ravens.
So is Laremy Tunsil (shoulder). Both were absent last week against the Niners. According to Rapoport, Albert is expected to play with a cast on his injured wrist. It's a boost to Jay Ajayi's rushing outlook, though he still has a difficult matchup against Baltimore's front seven. Sun, Dec 4, 2016 08:41:00 AM

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The Dolphins expect LT Branden Albert (wrist) and LG Laremy Tunsil (shoulder) to play in Week 13 at Baltimore.

The Dolphins really could have used these guys last week against the 49ers, when Jay Ajayi struggled to run between the tackles without them. Miami still won the game and should now have both back against a far stouter Baltimore front.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 01:43:00 PM

Dolphins LT Branden Albert (wrist) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday.

The Miami Herald reported Albert has a "better than not" chance to return against the Ravens, and a practice this early in the week suggests that report is accurate. LG Laremy Tunsil (shoulder) also is expected to return after getting in a limited session as well. C Mike Pouncey (hip) remained sidelined.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 06:17:00 PM

The Miami Herald's Adam Beasley reports Dolphins LT Branden Albert has a "better than not" chance to play Week 13 against the Ravens.

Albert has sat out the last two games after dislocating his wrist in Week 10, but he said Monday he is feeling a lot better. With Laremy Tunsil (shoulder) and Mike Pouncey (hip) also sidelined, the Dolphins will welcome back Albert with open arms.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 12:11:00 PM

Dolphins coach Adam Gase indicated Friday that LT Branden Albert (wrist) would need a "miracle" to return for Week 12 against the 49ers.

Albert didn't practice all week after missing Week 11 with a dislocated wrist and is listed as doubtful. Specifically, Gase said Friday that Albert would need "a miraculous recovery" to gain clearance for Week 12. LT fill-in Laremy Tunsil (shoulder) is a game-time decision whose availability depends on "pain tolerance and mobility," according to Gase. C Mike Pouncey (hip) definitely will not play against San Francisco.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 02:26:00 PM

Dolphins LT Branden Albert (wrist) said he hasn't ruled out playing next week.

Albert is only a week removed from surgery. He reportedly wanted to play though his wrist injury Sunday and is pushing to return after missing only one game. With Laremy Tunsil and Mike Pouncey also sidelined, Miami's offensive line is a mess going into Week 12.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 08:10:00 PM

Dolphins LT Branden Albert is recovering from surgery on his dislocated wrist, and is week to week.

Albert has already been ruled out for Week 11, but apparently could be back as soon as Week 12. Per reporter Armando Salguero, it will "depend on how quickly he can regain strength and stability in his hand." It's a massive loss for a team that didn't get clicking until its offensive line got healthy. First-rounder Laremy Tunsil is filling in on the blindside.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 04:29:00 PM

Dolphins LT Branden Albert (wrist) has been ruled out for Week 11 against the Rams.

It's a huge loss for the Dolphins' line, but they may catch a break if Rams RE Robert Quinn (illness) is unable to play after checking himself into a hospital earlier this week. Quinn was released on Tuesday, but it remains unclear if he'll be able to suit up. Rookie Laremy Tunsil will play left tackle.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 02:28:00 PM

Dolphins LT Branden Albert is visiting a hand specialist after dislocating his wrist Week 10 against the Chargers.

Albert has the wrist relocated in the locker room before playing the rest of the game in a cast. "Right now we’re going through the stages of having the hand specialist look at it just to make sure that no further damage can be done," coach Adam Gase said. "Obviously he’s very swollen right now. We’ve gotta just see how this week progresses." Albert will likely miss most of the practice week, but he should play if the specialist determines he cannot do any more damage. Rookie LG Laremy Tunsil slid out to tackle while Albert was in the locker room last week.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 10:26:00 AM

Dolphins LT Branden Albert dislocated his left wrist Week 10 against the Chargers.

Albert suffered the injury in the second quarter. He had the wrist relocated in the locker room before playing the rest of the game with a cast. It is promising he was able to play through the injury, but it is likely he will sit out the majority of practice this week.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 10:59:00 AM

Dolphins LT Branden Albert exited Week 10 against the Chargers with a wrist injury.

Albert headed to the locker room in the second quarter to get his wrist looked at. He later returned to the game.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 05:29:00 PM

Dolphins LT Branden Albert (illness) expects to play Week 6.

Albert has lost a lot of weight after dealing with a virus, but Tuesday's release of Billy Turner and Dallas Thomas indicates the Dolphins are confident their left tackle will be ready to go. Albert also missed Week 4 with an ankle issue. His absence has been glaring.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 02:51:00 PM

Dolphins LT Branden Albert is now sidelined with an illness.

The Dolphins aren't disclosing the issue, only saying it's "not spreading." Albert was previously battling an ankle issue. His Week 6 status is unclear. With Laremy Tunsil (ankle) also sidelined, Billy Turner, who got destroyed against the Titans, could be forced to make another start.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 01:58:00 PM

Dolphins declared LT Branden Albert (ankle) inactive for Week 4 vs. the Bengals.

LG Laremy Tunsil, drafted in the first round as a tackle, will kick over to the blindside. Albert was a game-time decision, and should be back for Week 5. Also inactive for the Dolphins are RB Arian Foster, C Mike Pouncey, C Anthony Steen, LB Jelani Jenkins, LB Koa Misi and TE Jordan Cameron. With Pouncey and Steen sidelined, the Dolphins are down to their third-string center.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 06:58:00 PM

Dolphins LT Branden Albert (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game against the Bengals.

Coach Adam Gase was optimistic about Albert's odds of suiting up for Thursday Night Football, but it sounds like his status will be decided by his pre-game workout.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 03:13:00 PM

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