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    "He was cleared to practice wire to wire Tuesday for the first time since being sidelined in Week 10 last season with a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee. Albert declined to say how soon he expects to play in a game, but while he's unlikely to suit up for Saturday's exhibition against Atlanta, he appears on schedule to make the season opener Sept. 13. Albert wore a brace on his knee for Tuesday's workout in pads and shorts.
    ''I'm back doing everything with the team,'' he said. ''I'm a little nervous, because I haven't played in a while. But I'm tired of watching. I just want to be out there with my teammates. It has been a long time coming.''

    Albert's return lends stability to a line that remains unsettled at both guard spots and is viewed as the weak link in a potentially potent offense. The eighth-year veteran made the Pro Bowl with Kansas City in 2013, and was perhaps the Dolphins' best offensive player last season until he was hurt.
    ''That was my first injury,'' he said. ''I didn't understand why it happened to me. But things happen. I had to get over it and be a professional about it and move on. Now I'm here nine months later almost on the brink of playing again, and that is all that matters.''
    Quarterback Ryan Tannehill grinned when asked about Albert's return. In the past three years, Tannehill has been sacked an NFL-high 139 times, and he would prefer knowing his blind side is in capable hands.
    ''Obviously Branden is a great player,'' Tannehill said. ''He had a great career in Kansas City, and lived up to that last year before he unfortunately had the injury.
    ''He has been battling his way back all offseason. I was here in the building in February and March and he was in here grinding away. I respected that, and I'm excited for him to be able to get back out there.''
    Albert's return is especially timely because his backup, Jason Fox, is sidelined after suffering a possible concussion in Saturday's exhibition game at Carolina.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/dolphin...QDBHNlYwNzYw--

  • #2
    I just don't want to see him or the team rush it, we don't need another Delmas. JMHO.
    While it takes two to have an argument, it only takes one to walk away.

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    • #3
      DO NOT PLAY Albert no matter what this week or next.

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      • Dolfan1
        Dolfan1 commented
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        Amen to that Bud

      • gulfcoast74
        gulfcoast74 commented
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        Agree 1000%

      • Daytona Dolfan
        Daytona Dolfan commented
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        I third that

    • #4
      I really think they seem to be rushing him back too quickly..but as 'Nole implied i hope to hell they have enough sense to keep him out of preseason action...I guess the flip side of the coin is if he does play and is injured we won't have to wait on Philbin possibly being fired at seasons end, pretty sure he'll be burned at the stake!

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      • #5
        He is wearing a brace so I would hope that these coaches have enough common sense to just allow him to PRACTICE and not allow him to play in any of the preseason games. He knows how to play the position, he can get up to game speed in the season opener.

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        • #6
          I agree on your opinions to not rush him back. I don't think he will get game ready in one game, preseason or regular season. But I also think Albert playing rusty is better than Fox on his best day. But I would rather have him back in week 3 of the regular season than even week one with a high risk of re-injuring that knee. It's a long season folks and he will be more important in week 17 and the playoffs than week one. So let's hope they judge his readiness wisely. Welcome back Mr. Albert, glad to have you in Miami.

          ps: it matters a lot less who plays left guard when you have Albert on your left and Pouncey on your right!!!

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          • #7
            I stated in the other Forum last week that looking at our early schedule, I don't see any reason to rush Albert or Parker back. I think we can easily win the first four games without them. Let them heal.
            While it takes two to have an argument, it only takes one to walk away.

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            • #8
              I really hope they don't play him in the preseason either. Albert has had injury issues before so we need him for as long as possible in the regular season.

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              • #9
                Originally posted by Phintim Menace View Post
                I agree on your opinions to not rush him back. I don't think he will get game ready in one game, preseason or regular season. But I also think Albert playing rusty is better than Fox on his best day. But I would rather have him back in week 3 of the regular season than even week one with a high risk of re-injuring that knee. It's a long season folks and he will be more important in week 17 and the playoffs than week one. So let's hope they judge his readiness wisely. Welcome back Mr. Albert, glad to have you in Miami.

                ps: it matters a lot less who plays left guard when you have Albert on your left and Pouncey on your right!!!
                I agree with this 100% and have pretty much been saying the same thing for weeks now. IMO Albert could very well be the biggest key to just how successful our O can be this season (His season ending injury last season was pretty much the teams season ending as well!)

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                • #10
                  I find it hard to believe that a big man like Albert can be recovered form both a ACL and MCL injury in less than a year. I know AP did it but before that it was close to a two year recovery for most guys.

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by gulfcoast74 View Post
                    I find it hard to believe that a big man like Albert can be recovered form both a ACL and MCL injury in less than a year. I know AP did it but before that it was close to a two year recovery for most guys.
                    I think it usually takes these athlete's a full year to recover & even a bit longer to work their way back into game-shape..My problem is that we were all marveling over how quickly Delmas returned and how did that work out for us?! Seems we NEVER LEARN!! I'd rather sit Albert 'til after the bye and give him every opportunity to fully recover because if you ask me, if he goes down again so goes our season!
                    Last edited by Driven_Phinsane!; 08-26-2015, 07:36 PM.

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                    • gulfcoast74
                      gulfcoast74 commented
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                      Yea the last thing we need is to loose him for the season again.

                  • #12
                    No way in hell that anyone is rushing Albert back. The same was true of Delmas, who players said was running and playing the same as last year before being re-injured. When a player is ready to play, he plays, it;s what he does for a very well paid living. If another injury happens, it happens, and we have to deal with it.

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                    • #13
                      I don't know if the Delmas re-injury was from being rushed back. I heard the field was in terrible condition and Kelvin Benjamin was lost for the season with a knee injury on the same day. Maybe a combination of both but more likely a crappy, soggy field.
                      Can we sign this guy?

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                      • cuchulainn
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                        That was my thought as well. There was also a couple other guys who faulted the field, which was not a NFL field, but a "neutral" college field at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C.

                    • #14
                      I would be very cautious with Branden Albert. Even if he has to miss the first four games of the season. We got some good news today because the Redskins lost Junior Gallette for the season so thats one less pass rusher we have to worry about.

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                      • #15
                        Originally posted by Dolfan1 View Post
                        I stated in the other Forum last week that looking at our early schedule, I don't see any reason to rush Albert or Parker back. I think we can easily win the first four games without them. Let them heal.
                        I certainly hope so! If we can't win at least 3 of those 4, we are NOT going to make the playoffs, we'd be lucky to reach 8-8 again...

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