Dolphins planning to cut pass rusher Mario Williams


Left tackle Branden Albert is among four players set to be released by the Miami Dolphins on Thursday, according to the NFL's official website.

Thanks to time and some trusted relationships Tunsil was drafted by the Dolphins as a luxury with the 13th overall pick.

Fantasy Impact Albert, 32, was released by Miami on Thursday. In fact, Albert helped groom Tunsil for the role last season despite declaring after the draft that he (Albert) was the left tackle of the Dolphins. He posted 38 sacks in his first three years in Buffalo but fell off dramatically with a scheme change in 2015.

The Dolphins saved $8.5 million in cap space by releasing Williams.

Though he's probably not a target for a Chiefs front office that let him walk, Albert is sure to catch on somewhere and become a factor in any offense that signs him.

None of the recent releases were complicated decisions for the Dolphins because of age, injury history, or lack of productivity. He spent last season on injured reserve after injuring his knee.

Simple: A team trading for Albert gets a starting caliber left tackle. He hasn't played all 16 games since 2011 with Kansas City.

Williams was a major disappointment for Miami after signing a two-year, $17 million contract last year. He was a first round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Williams recorded 97.5 sacks during his 11-year National Football League career. Albert hasn't appeared in more than 14 games in any of the past five years, and seemed in steep decline last season.

He has 206 tackles and 5.5 sacks in his career.