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Former Dolphins/Jaguars lineman Branden Albert arrested

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A year ago at this time, former NFL offensive lineman Braden Albert was being shown out the door by the Dolphins and eventually, ended up retiring rather than continue to try to play in Jacksonville last season.

Now, he’s got bigger trouble.

As TMZ Sports reported overnight. Albert was arrested in Atlanta on Wednesday:

TMZ reported late Friday morning, that Albert tangled with a security guard/off duty cop at a jewelry store and was actually tasered. Further, he pulled the taser prongs out and continued to wrestle with guard before being taken into custody.

And another online check at Friday lunchtime confirms, Albert has not yet been released from the Fulton County Jail. It’s not clear, what the charges are and if he has a bond hearing set, as of yet.

Speaking of being released, that’s what Albert thought was happening this time last year, when the Fins had decided to get rid of the veteran left tackle. However, instead of cutting him and letting him pick a destination for a new team, Miami ended up trading him in March to Jacksonville for a draft pick.

And, obviously, with the Jags having been a laughingstock the last few years, Albert was not thrilled. After reporting to mini-camp and meeting with coach Doug Marrone, Albert indicated he wanted to play on for the Jags.

However, he ultimately decided to walk away from them in the summer and retire-leaving $8.9 million on the table for 2017. Then, the Jaguars replaced him with rookie Cam Robinson and the rest of the story of 2017 in North Florida , you probably know.

Albert reportedly worked out for a couple of teams, including the Giants, during the season but was never signed on by anyone else in 2017.

Albert is 33, and it was unlikely that he was going to hook on with another team for training camp this year, anyway. Now you have this trouble, too.

As TMZ points out, Albert made over $38 million off his five year deal that he signed with the Dolphins in 2013.

He shouldn’t be hurting, yet, for money.

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