Dolphins release defensive end Mario Williams
The Miami Dolphins have seen enough of Mario Williams.
The team on Thursday released the veteran defensive end, while also parting ways with defensive tackle Earl Mitchell and cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu.
The dumping of Williams comes as little surprise after the 32-year-old pass rusher recorded just 1.5 sacks during a campaign that saw him critiqued by former defensive play-caller Vance Joseph as a veteran who needed to "play harder."
Set to cost Miami a whopping $10.5 million in 2017, Williams' departure will save the team $8.5 million in salary-cap room. Mitchell's release, meanwhile, will take another $4 million off the books
It's fair to wonder where Williams goes from here. After flaming out in Miami and Buffalo, the edge rusher feels destined for a one-year pact with a team willing to take a chance on a player who operated as a headache in Buffalo in 2015 before vanishing in Miami last season. He's a far cry from the starry talent Houston made the No. 1 overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft.
this guy seems to be yet another example of Albert Haynesworth syndrome - once he gets paid, he stops even trying to play
he'll get another job somewhere based on yet another foolish team reflecting on the player he was when he was drafted rather than the player he is now