Dolphins Release Left Tackle Branden Albert

MIAMI GARDENS FL- SEPTEMBER 01 Mario Williams #94 of the Miami Dolphins looks on during a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at Hard Rock Stadium

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One potential option at guard may be tackle Branden Albert, who will be released by the Dolphins, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

The release of Ekpre-Olomu is not salary-cap related.

Free agency doesn't start for a few weeks, but the Miami Dolphins wanted to clean a little house on Thursday. He was a first round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Via Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Albert has been told he'll be cut, but as of the end of the day on Thursday he remains on the roster. Albert is going to lose his job to Laremy Tunsil, and it seems like Williams has become less and less useful as time goes on. In 2015, he complained about his role and eventually joined the Dolphins as a 4-3 defensive end. Williams, an 11-year veteran, started the season's first five games before being replaced by Cameron Wake, who turned in a Pro Bowl worthy season from that point on. Needless to say, 1.5 sacks on the season didn't get it done.

For the second straight season, the former Wolfpack standout has been cut. Tunsil impressed the franchise while playing left guard last season. Ekpre-Olomu didn't play in 2016 while still recovering from a serious knee injury in college. The Dolphins carried him on injured reserve all season, but the team has four proven starters - Byron Maxwell, Xavien Howard, Tony Lippett and Bobby McCain - presently on the roster.

The Miami Dolphins are making a big shakeup on one of the most important areas of the offense.

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