Dolphins tackle Branden Albert (elbow) unsure if he can play vs. Bears

Wednesday October 15th, 2014

Miami Dolphins left tackle Branden Albert said he is not sure if he will play in Sunday game against the Chicago Bears because of an elbow injury.

Albert was injured in the first half of last Sunday’s 27-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers, but returned later in the game. Rookie right tackle Ja’Wuan James replaced Albert when he was out and will likely get the nod if Albert is not able to play.

“We’ll see,” Albert said, according to the Palm Beach Post. “The elbow’s fine, it’s something I’m going to have to work through,” he said. “I’m here to fight for this team and that’s what I’m going to do.”

Albert said he thinks that James has the talent to switch to the left side later in his career.

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“I think eventually in his career he’s going to have to play it — one day,” Albert said. “I think he has the capability — one of these days.”

Albert is in his first season with Miami. He signed a five-year, $47 million contract, with $25 guaranteed in the offseason. He spent the first six seasons of his NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs and was named to the Pro Bowl last year. 

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