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Free Agent LT Branden Albert Has No Desire To Play Football Anymore

Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, citing a league source, reports that free agent LT Branden Albert has no desire to play football anymore.

Albert previously retired while he was a member of the Jaguars only to return to the team a few weeks ago, promoting his release from Jacksonville.

Many speculated that Albert unretired in order to not have to pay back $3.4 million of his signing bonus that he would have owed the Jaguars.

Albert became a free agent after the Jaguars released him from the retired list and he’s currently the best available player at a premium position. However, it sounds like he could once again retire from the NFL.

Albert, 32, is a former first-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2008. He spent six years in Kansas City before signing a five-year, $46 million contract with $25 million guaranteed with the Dolphins back in 2014.

Albert had two years remaining on his contract and stands to make base salaries of $8.875 million and $9.575 million during this time.

Jacksonville agreed to send a 2018 seventh-round pick to the Dolphins in return for Albert. Although, Miami will no longer receive this pick, as the conditions of the trade obviously weren’t met.

In 2016, Albert appeared in 12 games and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 65 offensive tackle out of 78 qualifying players.

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