Jaguars Release LT Branden Albert

The Jacksonville Jaguars have officially released veteran LT Branden Albert on Friday, according to Ian Rapoport.

The Jaguars placed Albert on the reserve/retired list earlier in the week after he surprisingly decided to come out of retirement.

However, it was clear that he wasn’t going to return to the Jaguars after skipped all of the offseason program and then retired a few days into training camp.

It will be interesting to see if Albert is intersted in continuing his NFL career or if he 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.

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