October 20, 2017
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Recently retired offensive tackle Branden Albert reportedly wants to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2017. USA TODAY Sports/ Reinhold Matay

Branden Albert Now Wants To Play For Jaguars In 2017 (REPORT)

Two-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Branden Albert announced his retirement from the NFL last week but now has reportedly informed the Jacksonville Jaguars that he wants to play in 2017.

The Jaguars acquired the nine-year veteran through a trade with the Miami Dolphins this offseason. Albert, 32, was expected to compete with rookie Cam Robinson for the team’s starting left tackle role in training camp.

The former Chiefs and Dolphins offensive tackle would reportedly owe the Jaguars $3.4 million in signing-bonus forfeiture if he were to remain retired.

NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports that Albert didn’t travel with the Jaguars to New England for the team’s preseason opener, and that there are “lots moving parts” regarding Albert’s future in Jacksonville.

Albert was set to earn a base salary of $8.875 million this upcoming season and $9.575 million in 2018.

The former first-round pick started 12 games for the Dolphins in 2016.

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