After rumors of a holdout, Jags T Branden Albert reports to minicamp
- Despite rumblings of a possible holdout, T Branden Albert reported to the Jacksonville Jaguars mandatory minicamp on Tuesday and said to the media that the recent guaranteed money handed out to free agent tackles was part of the reason he stayed away from the team’s voluntary OTAs.
- In the first day of minicamp, Albert took reps with the third team behind rookie Cam Robinson and Josh Wells, but still projects as the Jaguars starting left tackle for 2017.
- Albert is coming off a 2016 campaign in which he posted a career-worst PFF grade of 42.2, which was influenced by injuries as he missed four games during the season.
- If Albert can get back to the form he had showed prior to 2016 (his 2015 PFF grade of 77.0 ranked 31st of 77 eligible tackles that season), it would be a big boost for a Jaguars offense that has been searching quite some time for a solution at left tackle.