Albert has a base salary of $8.875 million in 2017 and would owe the Jaguars $3.4 million in signing bonus money if he stayed retired.
Jacksonville acquired Albert in a March trade with the Miami Dolphins, where he had spent the last three seasons. Albert has been to the Pro Bowl twice in his career (2013 and 2015), and was expected to be the Jaguars best offensive tackle when he retired.
The Jaguars are in New England this week practicing with the Patriots. While Albert did not accompany the team on their road trip, he met with the Jaguars over the weekend, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
There is no guarantee the Jaguars accept his return given his unceremonious retirement, but they cannot deny him from reporting to the team.
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