Before Combine: Hgt: 6066, Wgt: 315, 40YD: 5.28-5.37-5.64
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Draft Scout *Branden Albert News
09/01/15 - LT Branden Albert, the 2013 Pro Bowl selection, said he hasn't had any complications since beginning practice last week.
Albert is recovering from two torn ligaments in his right knee. There have been conflicting reports on his availability for the Sept. 13 opener at Washington. Albert said don't believe any of it.
"If you don't hear it from the horse's mouth, it's not true," Albert said.
Last week Albert said he had to be 100 percent healthy before taking the field. He didn't care to speculate on that prospect.
"I don't know yet, but we'll see," he said. "I'm going to practice again (Monday) and we'll see. We've got how many days, 13? So we'll see in 13 days."
Fox would likely be the opening day starter at left tackle if Albert doesn't play. Left guard Dallas Thomas played left tackle against Atlanta and did a credible job, according to head coach Joe Philbin.
08/27/15 - LT Branden Albert (knee) said he must be 100 percent healthy before taking the field again. Albert tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee in November and has been practicing the last three days. However, it's unlikely he'll play in either of the two remaining preseason games. Albert said he's unsure whether he'll be 100 percent for the Sept. 13 opener at Washington.
08/25/15 - LT Branden Albert practiced Tuesday for the first time in nine months, giving the team the first real indication he might be ready for the Sept. 13 opener at Washington. Until Tuesday, Albert's readiness for the opener was a hope, but now it appears it's close to a reality.
Albert, a Pro-Bowl selection in 2013, is trying to take things one day at a time and not look to the Washington game.
"I don't know yet," he said about his availability for the regular-season opener. "Only time will tell. We'll see how everything goes the next few weeks, how well I do, and how well my knee is holding up."
08/20/15 - LT Branden Albert (knee) participated in a couple of light 11-on-11 drills in Thursday's practice, but it's still unknown whether he'll be ready for the Sept. 13 opener at Washington. Albert, who tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee in November, still has a noticeable limp but he's doing more each day. To the untrained eye, it's doubtful Albert would be ready for any of the remaining three preseason games, especially Saturday's game at Carolina, but the Dolphins still contend he'll be ready for the regular-season opener.
08/15/15 - LT Branden Albert did some half-speed 1-on-1 work against DE Cam Wake on Saturday. Albert, who tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee, took two repetitions and then went inside to do rehabilitation. Albert has been doing more drill work in the past week. He still contends he'll be ready for the Sept. 13 opener at Washington.