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Doug Marrone surprised he hasn’t heard from Branden Albert

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The Jaguars traded for tackle Branden Albert this offseason with designs on making him their starting left tackle this season, but they haven’t started working with him yet because he opted not to report for the start of offseason work this week.

It’s voluntary work, so Albert is not required to be with the team at this point in the offseason. He reportedly wants a new contract, although head coach Doug Marrone said Friday that he hasn’t heard anything from Albert about why he’s decided to stay away from the team.

“I’ve had communication with Branden prior to [this week,” Marrone said, via the Florida Times Union. “I have not had any communication with him [this week], which is a surprise. I don’t know what his thoughts are going forward. I can’t comment on that. Obviously, it’s voluntary, but I was surprised that I didn’t receive a call back from him.”

Tight end Marcedes Lewis was also missing from workouts this week, but Marrone said he’s spoken to Lewis and that the veteran told him he’d get to Jacksonville from California “as soon as he can.”

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11 Responses to “Doug Marrone surprised he hasn’t heard from Branden Albert”
  1. george1859 says: Apr 21, 2017 5:51 PM

    I’m guessing he heard about his famous arrogance from some friends in Buffalo

  2. orangeraider says: Apr 21, 2017 5:55 PM

    Great way to negotiate.

  3. campcouch says: Apr 21, 2017 6:20 PM

    I wonder if my boss expects me to call every week that I’m on vacation? As much as players complain about voluntary workouts, why are coaches surprised that no one calls or shows up.

  4. mongo3401 says: Apr 21, 2017 6:25 PM

    Brandon Albert , retread of a retread. He probably tore an ACL tripping over his wallet.

  5. ecarlso8 says: Apr 21, 2017 7:26 PM

    Lol, the jags and marrone are idiots. Nice signing…..

  6. doublebase says: Apr 21, 2017 7:48 PM

    And people wonder why the Patriots win every year…

  7. atwatercrushesokoye says: Apr 21, 2017 8:24 PM

    I’m surprised Marrone has a job. So I guess there’s surprise all around Doug.

  8. codiablo says: Apr 21, 2017 8:50 PM

    Doug Morron?

  9. harrisonhits2 says: Apr 21, 2017 10:06 PM

    “I wonder if my boss expects me to call every week that I’m on vacation?”

    Do you get over 8 mil a year salary?

    Different expectations come when you’re paid like that. If he doesn’t want to come in because the workouts are voluntary that’s fine. But not to communicate that to the coach is not very cool and somewhat amateurish.

  10. mojodoa says: Apr 22, 2017 6:43 AM

    Jaguars would be fun to watch on Hard Knocks.

  11. somethinghappeninghere says: Apr 22, 2017 11:48 AM

    It’s all about the money. Maybe, though, he actually wanted to stay in Miami, where he is kind of from.

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