The Jaguars, who are holding joint practices with the Patriots in New England, declined to comment on the situation Monday.
Perhaps that's why Albert, who played for the Chiefs from 2008-13, had a change of heart and met with the Jaguars on Monday about returning.
When Albert retired, it was made apparent that he might owe a significant amount of money back to the team he'd abandoned.
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Two-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Branden Albert announced his retirement from the National Football League last week but now has reportedly informed the Jacksonville Jaguars that he wants to play in 2017. Under the collective bargaining agreement, the Jaguars had the option to seek a prorated portion of Albert's $8.5 million signing bonus even though Miami paid it in 2014. He was due an $8.875 million base salary for 2017 and $9.575 million for 2018, though none was guaranteed.
Albert had two years remaining on the five-year contract he signed with Miami in 2014. He had been traded from the Dolphins to the Jags in March for a future seventh-round draft pick.
Albert skipped most of the Jaguars' offseason program while lobbying for a new contract, and trained in South Florida.
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Placing Albert on the reserve/retired list means his contract is paused, and the Jaguars retain his rights. He didn't participate in Jacksonville's optional organized team activities, though he did show up later for mandatory minicamp.
The Jaguars will likely start rookie Cam Robinson at left tackle.
On an off day July 30 Albert talked with a teammate about the upcoming 2017 season, but the next day arrived at camp and told Doug Marrone the head coach that he made a decision to retire.
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