Free Agent LT Branden Albert Visiting With Giants This Week


Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that free agent LT Branden Albert is leaving his visit with the Seahawks without a deal and has a visit lined up with the Giants for later this week.

A report from a few months ago actually said that Albert has no desire to play football anymore. Although that came shortly after he was released by the Jaguars.

Albert retired while he was a member of the Jaguars only to return to the team during the preseason, which eventually led to his release. 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, 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.

We have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.

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