Albert has officially been released by the Jaguars, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
After abruptly announcing his retirement from football nearly two weeks ago, Albert recently had a change of heart. However, the Jaguars already had placed him on the "reserve/retired" list, which made their ability to move him back to the active roster complicated. Thus, they have opted to simply release the veteran.
Albert has informed the Jaguars that he's interested in returning to the team, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Albert abruptly announced his retirement from football less than two weeks ago, but it appears that may have been a rash decision, and one that he seemingly regrets. While the process of moving Albert back to the active roster may be a complicated one, the Jaguars placed him on the "reserve/retired" list Tuesday after Albert was previously listed on the "left team" list. In the event that Albert ultimately rejoins the team, he'll compete with rookie Cam Robinson for snaps at either tackle or guard.
Albert announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday, John Oehser of Jaguars.com reports.
Albert's decision to hang up his cleats comes as a surprise, as the 32-year-old was just acquired from the Dolphins this spring. The two-time Pro Bowler was on the field for the Jaguars' opening days of training camp and was expected to start at left tackle this season, but his sudden retirement will force Jacksonville to look elsewhere to protect the blindside. Rookie second-rounder Cam Robinson seems the most likely candidate to fill Albert's absence, but his promotion to that role now comes a bit earlier than expected.
Albert will report to mandatory minicamp, ESPN's Michael DiRocco reports.
Albert hasn't been present at OTAs due to a contract dispute. His participation in mandatory minicamp will reportedly be determined by the results of a physical he'll be subject to take upon arrival.
Albert is not expected to participate in Tuesday's OTAs as he continues to wait for an improved contract, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
Albert, who was traded from the Dolphins to the Jaguars in February, isn't happy with his contract situation in Jacksonville. He'll be expected to start at left tackle upon his eventual return, but that time may not come until he's able to work out a deal with the front office. In the meantime, rookie tackle Cam Robinson out of Alabama figures to see additional reps with the first team.
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