Branden Albert wants to un-retire according to ESPN's Adam Caplan

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Two-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Branden Albert announced his retirement from the National Football League last week but now has reportedly informed the Jacksonville Jaguars that he wants to play in 2017.

In an odd turn of events, Albert has told the Jaguars that he's planning to report to the team.

The 32-year-old Albert surprised Jaguars coach Doug Marrone last week by walking into his office and saying he planned to retire. Did his body not respond like he wanted?

The last time the Jaguars had a winning record was in 2007, when they went 11-5 and defeated the Steelers in the AFC Wild Card round.

It's unclear what caused Albert to change his mind and what his immediate future would look like if he is indeed determined to play this season, but what is apparent is the Jaguars have moved on without him.

Albert sacrificed $8.9 million in base salary when he retired July 31, money that is guaranteed if he is on the Week 1 roster. He had five days to return to the team before going on the reserve/retired list or being released.

Garafolo also tweeted, Albert did not travel with the Jaguars to New England for the team's joint practice with the Patriots and preseason opener on Thursday night.

The Jaguars acquired Albert from the Dolphins in March as a veteran stopgap.

Albert was selected to two Pro Bowls for the Kansas City Chiefs and Dolphins and could provide a needed boost along the line for Jacksonville.

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