Alex Albright continues to gain traction in Dallas, this time gaining notoriety for his tough hits during a scrimmage with the Dallas offense. Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was so impressed by his play that he called the media's attention to it during a press conference yesterday, saying, "I tell you what, you guys (media) aren't mentioning that Alex Albright, that (No.) 47, but he's doing some really nice things. He was laying some wood out there."
I feel better and better about Albright's chances to make the team with each practice. Fellow free-agent LB Orie Lemon is also making headlines, but I would be willing to bet that at least one of them makes the team this year. The Dallas coaching staff has been emphasizing competition this year, and might be willing to make the move away from Leon Williams, who has been less impressive in camp. Also, when was the last time a coach called the media's attention to a player who is about to be cut?
Some factors continue to work against Albright. If Dallas needs to carry extra CBs because of injuries, or if the special teams unit needs a placekicker and a kickoff specialist, it would be harder for Rob Ryan to make room for him.