Jaguars release left tackle Branden Albert from reserved/retired list

Ruben Hill
August 12, 2017

Today, he was officially released from the team and is free to sign with any team as a free agent if he so chooses.

In May Albert began holding out because he reportedly wanted a new contract, the Jaguars refused to oblige and gave Robinson first team reps in practice.

The Jaguars acquired Albert and a 2017 seventh-round pick in a pair of related trades with the Miami Dolphins for tight end Julius Thomas and a 2018 seventh-rounder March 9. However, the 32-year-old apparently had a change of heart a week later.

After a two week stretch of training camp that can only be termed a disaster, the return of Albert could provide a ray of sunlight for our team from the "Sunshine State".

Albert eventually showed for mandatory minicamp but then announced his retirement at the beginning of training camp. Albert does not participate in the voluntary practices.

July 31 - Albert told Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone that he was stepping away from the team. The team declined to respond publicly at the time. The Jaguars made no comment on the situation and put him on the teams reserved/retired list.

August 11, the team released Albert.

With the signing of Cutler, Miami has little in the way of available cap space but if Albert was wiling to come back for $1-2M then this signing would make sense.

A two-time Pro Bowler, Albert was initially expected to compete for the starting left tackle position.

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