JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jacksonville Jaguars left tackle Branden Albert has abruptly retired.
The two-time Pro Bowl selection was acquired in a trade with the Miami Dolphins in March. He called it quits at age 32 Monday after three days of training camp and nine NFL seasons. He had been competing for a starting role with rookie Cam Robinson, a second-round draft pick who now gets the job by default.
Albert skipped most of the team's offseason program because he wanted a new contract. He was scheduled to make $8.8 million in 2017.
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He says in a statement it's been "truly a blessing" to play in the NFL. He plans to return to Miami to run his businesses.
Albert was drafted by Kansas City out of Virginia in 2008 and was a Pro Bowler in 2013 and 2015.
Dolphins: Jay Ajayi evaluated for possible concussion
DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase says running back Jay Ajayi is being evaluated for a possible concussion.
Ajayi was hurt during Monday's training camp practice. He walked off the field accompanied by trainers.
Ajayi had a breakout year for the Dolphins last season, when he ran for 1,272 yards and had consecutive 200-yard games.