Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Branden Albert told head coach Doug Marrone that he will be reporting to mandatory mini-camp, set to take place next week. Marrone notified the media after Friday’s organized team activity session, which was voluntary.
Marrone said Albert told him he will report next week.— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) June 9, 2017
The Jaguars sent a seventh round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft to the Miami Dolphins when the league year started to acquire Albert, who the Dolphins were going to release. Instead of bidding for Albert against teams on the open market, the Jaguars gave up a late round pick in a future draft to acquire his rights.
Albert, for some reason, believed that in being traded to the Jaguars the team would re-work his current deal, which he signed when he joined the Miami Dolphins as a free agent. Albert is set to have a cap hit of $8.9 million for the 2017 season, none of which is guaranteed.
If Albert had continued to be a no-show for mandatory workouts, like he was for voluntary workouts, the team could begin fining him next week.