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Doug Marrone has had no contact with Branden Albert, was ‘surprised’ by absence this week

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Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said it was “surprising” that he hadn’t heard from new left tackle Branden Albert after the former Miami Dolphins player missed voluntary offseason activities this week, according to Mike Kaye of First Coast News.

“I have not had any communication with him,” Marrone said Friday during the team’s annual pre-draft availability. “So I don’t know what his thoughts are going forward. I can’t comment on that.”

Marrone added he called Albert and never got a call back.

Marcedes Lewis and Corey Grant were the only other players missing from EverBank Field, but Marrone said he’s been in contact with both.

Albert came to the Jaguars from the Dolphins in a trade that saw Julius Thomas go to the Dolphins as well as a seventh-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft. Albert signed a five-year, $47 million contract in 2014 with $26 million guaranteed, all of which has already been paid.

Albert is due a base salary of $8.875 million this season and $9.575 million in 2018, according to Spotrac.