JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Offensive tackle Branden Albert has modified his thoughts about retiring.
After a one-7 days retirement, Albert has instructed the Jacksonville Jaguars that he wants to return to the workforce, but a league source explained the Jags are unlikely to enable him to do so.
The Jaguars are now in Foxborough, Massachusetts, for two times of joint techniques with the New England Patriots, and a workforce spokesman explained the Jaguars would not comment on the scenario.
SiriusXM’s Adam Caplan initially described the news of Albert’s plan to return.
Albert abruptly retired on July 31 just 3 times into education camp, releasing a assertion by way of the workforce in which he wished the group luck and explained he looked forward to returning property to Miami to pursue his organization interests. He notified the Jaguars on Monday that he desired to come back.
The Jaguars traded their 2018 seventh-spherical draft choose to Miami in March for the 32-yr-old, two-time Pro Bowler. The Dolphins gave Albert an $eight.five million signing bonus in 2014, and when he retired the Jaguars experienced the alternative of pursuing $3.four million of that pro-rated bonus money even however they experienced not paid him simply because they inherited his contract, a league source explained.
Albert experienced two several years remaining on the five-yr contract he signed with Miami in 2014. He was because of a foundation income of $eight.875 million in 2017 and $9.575 million in 2018, however none of that money was assured.
Albert skipped all of the Jaguars’ offseason conditioning application and organized workforce pursuits simply because he desired a new contract, but standard manager Dave Caldwell explained in April the workforce was not remodeling Albert’s deal. Albert did take part in the team’s mandatory 3-day minicamp in mid-June and described with the relaxation of Jacksonville’s veterans on July 26.
Albert was competing to be the starting remaining tackle with rookie Cam Robinson, whom the Jaguars drafted with the thirty fourth overall choose. Albert labored with the initially-workforce offense on the initially day of camp but Robinson took reps there in the future two techniques. Albert was doing work out in the workforce facility on the players’ day off on July 30, and tight end Marcedes Lewis explained he spoke with Albert that day and they talked about the forthcoming period.
The veteran lineman returned to the facility the future early morning and instructed head mentor Doug Marrone he was retiring.
Albert hasn’t played a whole period because 2011 when he was with Kansas Metropolis, who drafted him fifteenth overall in 2008. Albert has skipped 20 game titles about the earlier five seasons, including four previous period with the Dolphins.