Miami Dolphins release former top draft pick DE Mario Williams

Sep 21 2014 Miami Gardens FL USA Miami Dolphins offensive line at the line of scrimmage including guard Daryn Colledge and tackle Branden Albert and offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James in the first quarter of the game at Sun Life Sta

The former top pick would've cost the Dolphins $10.5 million this season, and the team will take on a $2 million cap hold penalty for letting him go. "He's going to be the future of the offensive line".

Williams, 32, contributed 13 tackles and 1.5 sacks in the 13 games he played last season.

With Ereck Flowers expected to make a position change, Albert is certainly worth a look if the New York Giants are unable to land Andrew Whitworth on the open market.

Albert has battled injuries during his time with the Dolphins. He spent last season on injured reserve after injuring his knee.

Branden Albert remains with the Miami Dolphins.

His departure means Laremy Tunsil, the 13th overall selection in the 2016 National Football League draft, will shift to left tackle after playing primarily at left guard during his rookie season. At most Albert was in Miami for two more seasons if he stayed healthy. Adds an intriguing option to the tackle market. If they actually commit to finding a solution it shouldn't be a problem. Per Beasley, Albert is already drawing interest.

And why, one might ask, would a team trade for Albert if the Dolphins' early intentions were to cut him anyway?

Dolphins vice president Mike Tannenbaum said he'd prefer to address all of the team's needs - one way or another - before the draft, which is a philosophy that frees the franchise up to select the best available players early.

The moves, which were first reported by the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero, are aimed at increasing salary cap space heading into the 2017 season.


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