Jaguars place left tackle Branden Albert on reserve/retired list

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It's equally unclear why Albert wants to return.

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.

Jacksonville Jaguars left tackle Branden Albert has apparently changed his mind about retiring. The Jaguars had the right to recoup $3.4 million in signing bonus money after he retired, and that might drive any man to come back to work.

"During my short stint in Jacksonville, I quickly realized that they are working incredibly hard to turn the corner and I truly believe that they will find success in the coming years", Albert said via an email from the Jaguars when he announced his retirement July 31.

Jaguars Executive Vice President of Football Operations Tom Coughlin and quarterback Blake Bortles both addressed the media after practice, with Coughlin opting to not further discuss the situation between the team and former left tackle Branden Albert.

The team on Tuesday released a statement saying they have mutually agreed to place the two-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle on the club's reserve/retired list following a meeting with him on Monday. He is also subject to fines of up for the days he was away from the team. He was scheduled to make $8.8 million this season and $9.5 million in 2018. He bounced back the following year and was honored with Miami's Ed Block Courage Award.



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