Report: Branden Albert to visit Giants

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The Giants have come in for a lot of criticism for their decision to avoid making any big additions to their offensive line this offseason, but they are reportedly going to take a look at someone who could help them now that they are 0-5.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Branden Albert is scheduled to visit with the team later this week. Albert had a workout with the Seahawks on Monday that did not result in a deal with the team.

Albert has a lot of experience at left tackle and that’s a spot where the Giants could use some help because Ereck Flowers has been given a long enough run at the spot to see that he’s overmatched more often than not. That hasn’t stopped the Giants from remaining committed to him, but their patience could meet its breaking point if things work out with Albert.

Albert was released by the Jaguars in August shortly after signaling his desire to return to the team after retiring in the wake of a trade that sent him from Miami to Jacksonville.

17 responses to “Report: Branden Albert to visit Giants

  1. So wild how Evan Mathis went undrafted, was a backup on two teams, and eventually found footing 5 years later in Cincy to eventually becoming a 2x Pro Bowler in 2013 and 2014.

    Meanwhile, Ereck Flowers, a 2015 1st-round talent, “has been given a long enough run at the spot to see that he’s overmatched more often than not” after not even 3 full seasons.

    Seeing Jared Goff’s progression after removing Jeff Fisher from his ear makes me wonder what could have been made of Vince Young’s talent had he had better coaching. So much of the NFL is honestly opportunity and being in the right place with the right people.

  2. irkjames says:
    October 10, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    So wild how Evan Mathis went undrafted, was a backup on two teams, and eventually found footing 5 years later in Cincy to eventually becoming a 2x Pro Bowler in 2013 and 2014.

    Meanwhile, Ereck Flowers, a 2015 1st-round talent, “has been given a long enough run at the spot to see that he’s overmatched more often than not” after not even 3 full seasons.

    Seeing Jared Goff’s progression after removing Jeff Fisher from his ear makes me wonder what could have been made of Vince Young’s talent had he had better coaching. So much of the NFL is honestly opportunity and being in the right place with the right people.
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    Correction: 3rd round pick

  3. Why now? Who cares, lose….

    Leave it to the Giants to screw up a good draft choice….the owner at this point should nix everything that improves them…

    Eli is at the end of the road, it makes so much sense…it worked with Eli, plus with the rookie pay scale it’s easier than ever…

    The fan base is not going anywhere…

  4. Leading up to the 2015 draft, all the coverage I remember seeing had Flowers graded out as a college left tackle who’d transition to right tackle or left guard in the NFL. I never understood how they’ve stuck with him at left tackle.

    At this point it’s just triage to stop Eli from getting killed, I guess.

  5. Did Seahawks pass on him or are they offering low $ and Albert is going to see if he can get better deal with another team? Has someone in the know said the Hawks were not interested in him? Haven’t seen any report on that front.

  6. I actually feel like the Giants are going through the end of something that was truly special during the past decade. The entire NFL is better when the old NFC East teams are competetive. A couple years ago the rest of the NFL was yelling about how the NFC Beast has fallen to the weakest Division. The Lore of the Beast feasts on the rest of the League. Get well soon Big Blue- Skins fan

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