After Retiring Last Week, Branden Albert Says He’s Returning to the Jaguars

It was just last week that out of nowhere offensive tackle Branden Albert told everyone that he was retiring from the NFL.

That retirement now seems short lived.

Albert has informed the Jags front office that he’s coming back to the team, and the two sides met over the weekend to discuss the situation.

He did not accompany the team to New England, and Garafolo cautions there are “lots of moving parts on this one” as the Jaguars will want a commitment from Albert.

Albert, 32, has a base salary of $8.875 million for this season.

The Dolphins traded Albert to the Jaguars in March, but he skipped Jacksonville’s offseason program in hopes of getting a new deal. He has started 118 of 120 career games and was expected to compete with second-round pick Cam Robinson for the starting left tackle job in Jacksonville.

Albert has to appear in three games for the Jaguars this season for the Dolphins to receive a 2018 seventh-round pick.

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