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Branden Albert and the Jaguars are talking again

AP

The Jaguars traded for Branden Albert hoping he’d be their left tackle, but then they lost touch.

But apparently the ice is beginning to melt, and they may be getting closer to finding common ground.

According to Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, the two sides have touched base this week for the first time since mid-March.

Coach Doug Marrone said last week Albert wasn’t returning his calls, and the veteran tackle hasn’t been around for voluntary workouts.

The Jaguars’ OTAs begin next week, so if they’re talking, there’s a good chance they’re trying to get him to show up. It’s still voluntary, but since they’re planning on paying him $8.875 million this season they’d obviously prefer he be present as much as possible.

Albert has only shown up in Jacksonville twice, when they began talking about the trade with the Dolphins, and then the day after the trade was completed for a press conference.

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10 Responses to “Branden Albert and the Jaguars are talking again”
  1. tylawspick6 says: May 18, 2017 2:23 PM

    This guy sucks. It’s fascinating watching bad or mediocre teams allow average players dictate to their franchise.

    WOW

  2. blitzinc43 says: May 18, 2017 2:24 PM

    As a close friend of the organization if he does not want to play for the team, we do not want him.

  3. intrafinesse says: May 18, 2017 2:28 PM

    The Dolphins are glad to have unloaded this malcontent.

  4. jags2daship says: May 18, 2017 2:30 PM

    Wrong my friends were with him at a charity event in town. So stop lying

  5. fishyinalittledishy says: May 18, 2017 2:50 PM

    Albert is good player when he is healthy.

  6. harrisonhits2 says: May 18, 2017 3:39 PM

    This guy has a serious stench about him.

    Its one thing not to come to voluntary workouts, that’s fine.

    But to not return calls from an employer paying you almost 9 mil a year is a bad indication of the effort he’s going to put in for that employer.

    Could easily end up being one of the worst couple off season acquisitions by any team this year.

  7. waynefontesismyfather says: May 18, 2017 3:48 PM

    Of course he’s talking again, he needs to make sure payroll has the right routing numbers to his bank account.

  8. maust1013 says: May 18, 2017 4:09 PM

    That’s nice. It’s always good when people can find a way to communicate.

  9. pkrlvr says: May 18, 2017 4:24 PM

    Damn even for $8 mil this guy doesn’t show up on time for work.

  10. dogman52 says: May 23, 2017 11:44 AM

    Screw the Jags, and come back to Miami!!!
    Brandon is a stud and needs to be paid like one!!
    Get paid or come home!!!

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