Former Pro Bowl LT Branden Albert’s first season with the Dolphins will come to a premature end after tearing two ligaments against the Lions.
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Miami Dolphins LT Branden Albert will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL and MCL in a loss to the Detroit Lions.
An MRI confirmed that #Dolphins LT Branden Albert tore his ACL and MCL, source says. Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said he’s IR bound.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 10, 2014
First round draft pick Ja’Wuan James moved from the right side of the line to the left after Albert was injured and veteran Nate Garner took over as the right tackle in what’s a likely alignment for the Dolphins to adopt in the wake of Albert’s loss.
Albert was a key free agency pickup for the Dolphins in the offseason after the offensive line was decimated by injuries, suspensions and poor play the previous year.
As a starting Left Tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013, Albert made his first Pro Bowl despite only playing 12 games. He missed only 11 games in a 6-year career with the Chiefs from 2008 to 2013.