Dolphins release Mario Williams after free agent failure

The Miami Dolphins released defensive lineman Mario Williams.

What It Means:

The move comes as absolutely no surprise after Williams recorded a career-worst 1.5 sacks in 2016 and was a healthy scratch for the final game of the regular season. Miami saves $8.5 against the cup by releasing him. There likely won't be much demand on the open market for a 32-year-old Williams.

The Dolphins finished the season ranked 18th in schedule-adjusted Defensive Net Expected Points allowed per play.