The Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars are working on a swap involving Branden Albert and Julius Thomas, according to a report. Both players will also need to pass physicals with their new teams.
The Miami Dolphins were planning to release veteran left tackle Branden Albert on Thursday but when they caught interest from another team regarding a trade, they changed their mind.
The NFL will kick off the new league year on March 9 at 1 p.m. PT.
Malaysia readies 2nd autopsy on N. Korean
Kim Jong Nam, who was 45 or 46, was estranged from his North Korean relatives and had been living overseas for years. Unconfirmed reports say that Kim Jong Un always feared Kim Jong Nam and even attempted to eliminate him in 2012.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported Monday that talks between the Dolphins and Jaguars have broken down. Thomas signed with the Jaguars in 2015, agreeing to a five year, $46 million deal with a $6 million signing bonus.
It's important that Albert agree to report to Jacksonville for the deal to happen and so the clubs have agreed that Albert's representation can speak with the Jaguars about his contract status and the player can visit with the Jaguars despite being Dolphins' property. He gets a fresh start with a Miami offense in 2017 that loves to utilize their tight ends under a familiar face in Gase. However, Salguero is reporting that the return for Thomas we be a draft pick - and not the 32-year-old Albert. "It's the business of the game". He's slated to make $8.6 million in 2018 and $9 million in 2019, and the Dolphins wanted to rework those numbers if they were to trade for him. His played slipped badly in 2016 after a Pro Bowl season during the 2015 campaign. Jacksonville declined a four-year $40 million option on left tackle Kelvin Beachum, and former first round pick Luke Joekel will enter his first round of free agency this offseason. More importantly, Thomas will be united with Adam Gase, who was the offensive coordinator during that successful run in Denver.
"He's one of the most gifted athletes I've seen, and it's hard for me to say that because I'm competitive", Albert said of Tunsil.