So the Dolphins have already made a splash in FA, and that splash is the releasing of some Dolphins back into the sea of free agency.
So far, as of this morning, the Dolphins have released DE Mario Williams, DT Earl Mitchell and CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. Mario Williams appeared in 13 games last seasons, and appeared is about right. He was as much as a spectator as us fans! He started 5, which means he got to see the action a little closer. Earl Mitchell battled injuries last season, and played in 9 games, starting 5. CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu was on IR this past season, still not fully recovered from his previous injury. He was waived/injured, and then eventually put on IR, and now his times with the Dolphins comes to and end as he was released.
Perhaps the biggest news was the report that OT Branden Albert was to be released, only then did the Dolphins pull him back (so to speak) because there was possible trade interest. Why would anyone want to trade for Albert? Simple, his salary is very manageable for a solid LT at just under $8.9M, so to have that control, rather than pick him as a FA, where he may want a higher contract, and may get it is to a team’s advantage. We’ll keep on eye on this situation as there were rumors about the Dolphins making a trade for a CB.
Some are skeptical of the cuts, and rightfully so, but I like the direction we’re heading. I don’t like to count on players that have proven they shouldn’t be counted on.