The Dolphins Cut Williams

Miami Dolphins defensive end Mario Williams (right)
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by: Tom Morgan
Updated: 2/17/2017 6:05:58 AM EST
DAVIE, FL. -- The Miami Dolphins are parting ways with veteran defensive end Mario Williams and defensive tackle Earl Mitchell.  The 'Fins have released the pair, saving $12.5-million-dollars in salary cap space. 

Williams made five starts in 13 games last season, his first in Miami, and finished with just 13 tackles and one-and-a-half sacks.  Mitchell posted 18 tackles in nine games. 

According to multiple reports, the Dolphins are also trying to trade veteran left tackle Braden Albert instead of releasing him.  Albert is set to make 8.9-million-dollars next season, with a cap hit of 10.6-million.

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