The team team realized that there could be a trade market for him so they stopped the process. He had two years left on his contract and was supposed to make $8.8 million next year. He started all 35 games he played for the Dolphins, including 12 last season.
Now, the Dolphins will have to address both starting guard spots in the offseason since Tunsil is moving from left guard to left tackle and Jermon Bushrod, the right guard, is a free agent. Joseph can use Albert's veteran presence on the field and leadership in the locker room in his first season with the Broncos.
Those transactions should bring the Dolphins to roughly $50 million in cap space based on the projected salary cap increase, which estimates that the 2017 salary cap will be $168 million.
So, as a way to see if they could get something in return for the pass protector, the Dolphins decided against releasing him immediately.
Cubs made highlight reel of Travis Wood's hitting, fielding … and pitching
The Cubs had offered Wood a contract, according to reports, but he wasn't going to have an opportunity to start for them. Wood will be reunited with two other members of last year's Cubs championship team in Kansas City .
Miami saves a further $4m (£3.2m) by releasing 29-year-old defensive tackle Mitchell, who was entering the final year of a four-year contract.
Albert wearing blue next season is realistic; should it actually happen, expect some restructuring from one if not several veterans. He lost his starting job at defensive end in October and appeared in 13 games (five starts) for Miami in 2016. He was plagued with injuries during his tenure, including a concussion and ankle issues. The Dolphins also didn't really miss much of a beat in the regular season when Matt Moore took over for an injured Tannehill.
Drafted No. 1 overall by the Houston Texans in the 2006 draft, Williams has 97.5 career sacks, putting him eighth on the active leaders list. He barely made a splash, registering 1.5 sacks in just five starts. Unfortunately, their recent drafting will have them doing the bulk of that via free agency rather than promoting their own players on team-friendly rookie deals. The Dolphins drafted him in the first round in 2016 so it was only natural.
Williams recorded 97.5 sacks during his 11-year National Football League career.