Published: Thu, August 10, 2017
Sport | By Scott Davis

Jaguars Using Patriots Joint Practices As Learning Experience

Jaguars Using Patriots Joint Practices As Learning Experience

"During my short stint in Jacksonville, I quickly realized that they are working incredibly hard to turn the corner and I truly believe that they will find success in the coming years", Albert said via an email from the Jaguars when he announced his retirement July 31. In theory, that's a pretty comfortable trip, as the Jags had to fly about two and a half hours into Boston and had most of the week to settle in before they play. 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.

Since Albert's retirement announcement, the Jaguars have used Josh Wells and rookie second-round pick Cam Robinson at left tackle. He is also subject to fines of up for the days he was away from the team.

The New England Patriots held their first joint practice with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday, one of the biggest storylines, receiver Brandin Cooks putting on a show for a large group of Patriot fans in attendance.

Albert was the 15th overall pick by Kansas City in 2008.

While Aaron Resnick of Pro Football Focus noted Albert's PFF grade of 49.0 in an injury-marred 2016 was the worst of his career, the offensive tackle boasted a grade of at least 74.4 in each of the previous eight seasons and surpassed 80 three times. He spent his first six seasons with the Chiefs and then signed a five-year, $47 million deal in free agency with the Dolphins.

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