Miami Dolphins to release Pro Bowl LT Branden Albert

Miami Dolphins to release Pro Bowl LT Branden Albert

Williams was scheduled to make $8.485 million (none guaranteed) in 2017 and was to count $10.5 million against the Dolphins' cap.

Albert, a former first-round pick and Pro Bowler with Kansas City, is 32 and is set for a substantial payday in a market saturated with offensive tackles.

They also cut defensive tackle Earl MItchell, not cheap himself at $16 million over four years (signed in 2014) and cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu.

The release of Ekpre-Olomu is not salary-cap related. He mentored Tunsil, who was a three-year starter at left tackle at MS and played mostly guard as an National Football League rookie after he was taken 13th in the draft.

The Dolphins drafted Laremy Tunsil in the first round of the 2016 draft.

More news: New round of talks on Syria conflict on Wednesday

It's been widely believed that the Dolphins were grooming Tunsil to be their long term answer at left tackle.

None of the recent releases were complicated decisions for the Dolphins because of age, injury history, or lack of productivity.

The release of 2006 No 1 overall pick Williams was expected after a disappointing season in Miami.

He didn't play a full season in any of his three seasons with the Dolphins because of injuries, including a dislocated wrist last season that he had surgically repaired in November.

Williams, 32, had just 1.5 sacks last season. Last season he was limited to nine games (five starts) because of a calf injury. He started all 35 games he played for the Dolphins, including 12 last season.

Related Articles

  • Chef Steve McHugh, The Esquire Tavern Named James Beard Award Semifinalists

    Chef Steve McHugh, The Esquire Tavern Named James Beard Award Semifinalists

    Finalists for the awards - considered by many to be the equivalent of a culinary Oscar - will be announced on March 15 . Nominations will also be announced live via the Foundation's Facebook Live video feed and in real time on Twitter .
    Half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un assassinated in Malaysia: Yonhap

    Half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un assassinated in Malaysia: Yonhap

    In 2001, he was arrested at Tokyo's Narita Airport after trying to enter Japan on a forged passport from the Dominican Republic. However, National Intelligence Service (NIS) soon appeared to backtrack from the report, saying that Hyon might still be alive.
    Turkey seeks to create safe zone in Syria: Erdogan

    Turkey seeks to create safe zone in Syria: Erdogan

    The reports of unusual cooperation between the warring factions have yet to be confirmed. The YPG said it damaged some Turkish military vehicles.
  • Aerial Footage Shows Water Gushing Down Oroville Dam Spillway

    Aerial Footage Shows Water Gushing Down Oroville Dam Spillway

    Officials said they plan to use bags of rocks to plug the hole in the emergency spillway, but the situation is still precarious. The maps below shows the areas where there are some level of evacuation order in place across Butte, Yuba and Sutter counties.

    Elimination Chamber 2017: What we learned from Bray Wyatt's victory, SmackDown's direction

    Here is the Pulse Wrestling crew's full match by match preview and predictions for the first Smackdown-only PPV of 2017. Though this event certainly helped shape the WWE Championship match at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando - it'll be Wyatt vs.
    [Breaking] Puzder withdraws nomination for labor secretary

    [Breaking] Puzder withdraws nomination for labor secretary

    Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer fanned the flames behind the opposition to Puzder in a statement Wednesday afternoon. AFSCME President Lee Saunders said Puzder had "nothing but contempt for everything the Labor Department stands for".
  • Ben Affleck Reportedly Doesn't Want to Play Batman Anymore

    Unofficially, anyone looking for signs of Affleck's Bat-fatigue shouldn't have any trouble finding them. It's better to have played Batman and have lost than to have never played Batman at all, though.
    Rouhani Visiting Oman, Kuwait

    Rouhani Visiting Oman, Kuwait

    Saudi Arabia and Bahrain cut diplomatic relations with Iran in January 2016 after protesters torched the Saudi embassy in Tehran. It is believed they focused on reducing hostilities between Iran and the GCC.
    Immigration Officials Arrest 235 During Midwestern Operation

    Immigration Officials Arrest 235 During Midwestern Operation

    In one case, the ICE agency charged one immigrant as a "gang member" because of old speeding tickets and tattoos. It's also unclear whether the 75 percent statistic includes more minor crimes than the examples listed.
  • Trump Blasts Media Over 'Russian Connection,' Suggests Obama Was Soft On Moscow

    Trump on Wednesday took swipes at the intelligence community for "illegally" leaking information to "failing" newspaper outlets. A transcript of the call produced by the US intelligence community shows that the two men did discuss sanctions, NPR reported .

    Brain scans show potential to diagnose autism in infancy

    Now autism can reliably be diagnosed as early as age 2, but most kids aren't flagged until after age 4, according to the U.S. If the algorithm predicted that the child would be diagnosed with autism, it was correct just over 80 percent of the time.
    KC Royals Add Swingman Travis Wood With Two-Year Deal

    KC Royals Add Swingman Travis Wood With Two-Year Deal

    Wood, 30, reportedly signed a two-year, $12 million deal with Kansas City. "He's a victor ", general manager Dayton Moore said. Wood had a 2.95 ERA out of the bullpen past year , and tossed 6 1/3 innings of relief during the Cubs' championship run.