The Jaguars have agreed to trade a 2018 7th round pick to the Dolphins in exchange for Branden Albert.
The Jaguars have also agreed to trade Julius Thomas to the Dolphins in exchange for a 2017 7th round pick.
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HOW THIS ALL BEGAN
This all started last Thursday, when it was confirmed that the Jaguars would not be picking up left tackle Kelvin Beachum's 4 year, $40 million contract option. This came as a surprise to most and lead to a vacancy at the Jaguars starting left tackle position.
Later that day it was reported that the Dolphins were about to release left tackle Branden Albert. Well, needless to say the Dolphins didn't release their left tackle - the reason being the Jaguars came a calling once they heard that Albert would be hitting free agency and the Jags likely made a trade proposal.
By the time Friday rolled around Jaguars Nation was in a stir that the Jaguars were interested in acquiring a 32 year old, 2 time Pro Bowl left tackle.
Early Friday afternoon the Miami Herald reported that the Jaguars would indeed be trading for Branden Albert. Rumors began to swirl that the Jaguars and Dolphins might be looking to exchange Julius Thomas and Branden Albert. It made sense for the Dolphins to have interest in Thomas. After all Thomas had his two best years in Denver when the current Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase was his offensive coordinator.
Things seemed to be coming to a close on Sunday afternoon when Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel reported that the Jaguars and Dolphins were working to finalize a deal that would send Julius Thomas to Miami and Branden Albert to Jacksonville.
But then Monday around noon (today) Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reported that Branden Albert would indeed be going to Jacksonville, but not for Julius Thomas. Instead the Jaguars would send a 2018 late round draft pick in exchange for Brandon Albert.
All seemed finished.
It was later released that Julius Thomas would still be sent to the Miami Dolphins, and in exchange the Dolphins would give to the Jaguars . . . a 2017 late round draft pick.
This story remains incomplete, but this is where we stand at this moment.
And as I was about to publish this more news just came out.
Ian Rapoport of NFL media just tweeted this little bit:
Stay tuned as we live blog for the rest of the rollercoaster of an offseason story.
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