The Jaguars franchise has been virtually irrelevant since, and the 2017 edition of the team is learning what they can from the Patriots to help turn their fortunes around.
"I just told them when we're not on the field, watch how their defense practices, watch what they do, watch how they run to the ball and everything with their technique", Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye told Ben Volin of the Boston Globe.
But it most likely will not be for the Jaguars. On Tuesday, the Jaguars placed Albert on the reserve/retired list.
If Albert stays retired, he would owe the Jaguars $3.4 million in signing-bonus money.
Jacksonville head coach Doug Marrone discussed Albert's potential impact on the offensive front following the trade, per John Oehser of the team's official website: "Brandon is an experienced left tackle".
It's unclear what caused Albert to change his mind and what his immediate future would look like if he is indeed determined to play this season, but what is apparent is the Jaguars have moved on without him.
Jacksonville has been in New England the past couple of days for joint practices with the Patriots before Thursday's first preseason game.
Albert played three seasons for the Dolphins from 2014-2016 after signing a five-year, $47 million contract at the time.
Albert helped the Dolphins rush for 1,824 yards and allowed just four sacks in 13 games a year ago, despite playing with a ligament tear in his wrist for the second half of the season.