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Branden Albert Now Wants To Play For Jaguars In 2017


The New England Patriots held their first joint practice with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday, one of the biggest storylines, receiver Brandin Cooks putting on a show for a large group of Patriot fans in attendance.

The Jacksonville Jaguars placed left tackle Branden Albert on the reserve/retired list Tuesday, essentially ending his brief and baffling tenure with the team.

SiriusXM's Adam Caplan first reported the news of Albert's plan to return.

Instead, when Albert retired a week ago, it came with an official statement of thanks to each organization he'd ever played for, including the Jags. Albert sat out Jacksonville's offseason workouts but participated in three days of preseason camp before releasing a statement last Monday that said he had made a decision to call it a career.

The Jaguars acquired Albert from the Dolphins in March as a veteran stopgap. Albert was scheduled to make $8.8 million this season and $9.5 million in 2018.

Albert was the 15th overall pick by Kansas City in 2008.

"This is great working against another team", Coughlin said. The machinations ahead will be about maximizing an asset, whether that means spinning off Albert to another tackle-needy team or perhaps regaining a draft pick, or both.

As we've previously mentioned, Robinson has been on fire and has without a question been the team's best player during training camp.

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

The 32-year-old Albert surprised coach Doug Marrone last week by walking into his office and saying he planned to retire.

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