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Jaguars may not let Branden Albert return after retirement, report says

Jaguars may not let Branden Albert return after retirement, report says

All joking aside, the Branden Albert and Jacksonville Jaguars fiasco now going on is something that would have worked out beautifully for the Baltimore Ravens had they not already signed former Oakland Raiders right tackle Austin Howard last week. It appears Albert has changed his mind once again in a rollercoaster of an offseason that has to leave the Jags wondering.

The Jaguars, who are holding joint practices with the Patriots in New England, declined to comment on the situation Monday. Albert worked with the first-team offense on the first day of camp but Robinson took reps there in the next two practices.

Albert was previously on the "left the team" list, according to the league.

Albert hasn't played a full season since 2011 when he was with Kansas City, who selected him 15th overall in 2008.

Basically, Albert wanted more guaranteed money since he was acquired from the Dolphins in exchange for a 2018 seventh-round draft pick in March.

Minus Albert, the Jaguars have used Josh Wells and rookie second-round pick Cam Robinson at left tackle.

Albert announced July 31 he was hanging up his cleats with the intention of "furthering and finishing", but the 32-year-old met with Jaguars officials over the weekend about his plans to come out of retirement.

Albert was short on leverage and options, so on Monday he reportedly agreed to go on the team's reserve/retired list. The Dolphins signed Albert in 2014 giving him a signing bonus of $8.5 million.

Albert was due base salaries of $8.875 million in 2017 and $9.575 million in 2018. He spent his first six seasons with the Chiefs and then signed a five-year, $47 million deal in free agency with the Dolphins.