Patriots-Jaguars hold joint practices at Gillette

Hope Soto
August 10, 2017

The Miami Dolphins returned a 2018 seventh-round pick to the Jaguars upon his retirement.

The Jaguars franchise has been virtually irrelevant since, and the 2017 edition of the team is learning what they can from the Patriots to help turn their fortunes around.

What this means is Jacksonville will keep Albert's rights, but it seems they're not interested in bringing back the 32-year-old. Did he realize he was far from a lock to beat out second-round draft pick Cam Robinson?

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.

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It's unclear what caused Albert to change his mind and what his immediate future would look like if he is indeed determined to play this season, but what is apparent is the Jaguars have moved on without him. Now that it's been revealed he may have to pay back $3.4 million to the team as part of his signing bonus, Albert wants back in.

The Patriots and Jaguars held the first of three joint practice sessions Monday, while a longtime former Patriot announced he was hanging it up. He is also subject to fines of up for the days he was away from the team.

The Jaguars acquired Albert from the Dolphins in March as a veteran stopgap. Albert missed 20 games over the last five seasons, including seven in 2014 because of a knee injury.

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